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    Hysterectomy anyone?

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    I'm giving them away for FREE! no...

    I just found out I need a total one...but it can be performed laproscopically with a robot...which will hopefully make all the good things- like healing- faster.
    Has anyone else had one via this Da Vinci robot?


    I was SO looking forward to a fall on my bike... wah
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    If you are handing them out, I'm in. The robot is the bomb, but I've been on the nurse side of it, not the patient.
    Lookit, grasshopper....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Little View Post
    If you are handing them out, I'm in. The robot is the bomb, but I've been on the nurse side of it, not the patient.
    Oh good! That is reassuring.
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    Will there be refreshments?
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    I had one 20+ years ago when I was 29. Mine was the first one done vaginally at my hospital and that was really cool. I didn't even know they were doing them laproscopically and with a robot now! How nice for you.

    Good luck to you. I hope everything goes well and you'll be up and at 'em in no time.
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    Hmmm...don't think the robot would have helped avoid the complications I had, but it would have been cool.
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    I loved the Hyster Sisters website when I was getting my hysterectomy. I'm sure lots of people there will have opinions on the robot.

    My husband gave me a plush uterus. It's pink and has a big smile.
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    Where would one purchase this item?
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    Ack...checked out the Hyster sister website...a little overwhelming for me right now...too many ppl freaking out!!!

    BUt I can see that at some point, it could be a great resource.

    ONly Zen would get excited about the plush uterus...I can have mine stuffed for you if it comes out intact...
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    So of course I had to Google plush uterus.....

    http://iheartguts.com/shop/index.php...products_id=88
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    Ooh....and good luck elk! I'll be your recovery time will be quick and you'll be riding in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elk View Post
    ONly Zen would get excited about the plush uterus...I can have mine stuffed for you if it comes out intact...
    You're too kind.
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    I had a total done two years ago, including ovaries, and it was done with the DaVinci robot. Many years ago I had a tubal surgery done the old fashioned way, and this is MUCH better. I was still off work for 8 weeks, but I went home in about 20 hours and did not need anyone to stay with me. The pain was much less with this method and am glad that we were able to do it this way.

    Hystersisters is a great site, and you are welcome to PM me on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    So of course I had to Google plush uterus.....

    http://iheartguts.com/shop/index.php...products_id=88
    Thanks for looking that up. I knew I should have when I mentioned it, but I didn't remember the company off the top of my head: i heart guts!
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    I can't speak to robots and the like, but perhaps some of my experiences could help... at least to some degree.

    I had problems at birth with under-developed uterus and ovaries, which were surgically removed when I was a infant, so basically I had a total at a really young age. At the age of 11 or there abouts I saw a hormone specialist and he put me on birth control as a replacement for the natural hormones. You can imagine how long taking a pill a day lasted for a twelve year old, so I pretty much went without regular female hormones until I was 19 or 20 and saw an OBGYN for the first time and he was pretty shocked that I wasn't on hormone replacements. Ordered bone density scans and the like and all was normal, so I started taking estrogen pills. All I can say is it was not fun. It was like an emotional roller coaster ride that I really, really did not want to be on and it never stopped. What stopped it was when I developed a ovarian cyst that ballooned to the size of a grapefruit. I later found out that the doctor had put me on a VERY high dose and should have been a mixture of progesterone and estrogen.

    Apparently there was a small amount of ovarian tissue left over and stimulated by all the estrogen I was taking, went ballistic. I stopped taking the estrogen and pretty much haven't even thought about HRT in the last ten+ years. There are many thoughts on a negatives of hormone replacements, but each woman has to make those decisions.

    Good luck and sending positive thoughts your way!!
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