I am a 34 year old mother of two. I have been diagnosed with fibroids and am scheduled for a hysterectomy in the near future. I’m really torn. At this point, there are many people in my life telling me that I should only get the tumors removed. I am leaning more towards getting the entire uterus removed. The reason for this is I have two co-workers who both had fibroid tumors. One co-worker had the tumors removed in 1998. One of the tumors weighed almost 6 pounds. Well a year later, her tumors have returned. They’re not as big as the ones that were removed, but they’re back! The other co-worker with fibroid tumors had her entire uterus removed about 3 years ago. She is doing great. She has no complaints, no depression, nothing! This is why I’m torn…..I want to feel better but I don’t want to be facing this same decision somewhere down the road. Sorry for writing a “book”, but can ya help me?!?!
|Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)||
I wish I could write a long story, but I only have limited space here to ask you to reconsider this very DRASTIC procedure. I WAS a fibroid patient for 7 years before Dr. del Junco Jr. removed the source of my problems. I had 5 opinions, including my brother – an otherwise excellent doctor, but trained conservatively – all the big H. I fought everyone, including my colleagues who are “happy” with hysterectomy (so happy that if they forget the “patch” their entire day is ruined), but they choose not to address the real issue – major side effects. I had 37 fibroids removed, some 9 cm, some as tiny as pebbles, ovarian cysts and other growths. This happened last March. I had my follow up with the doctor 31/2 months later, and eveything is CLEAR. I am 45, in excellent health and mental state and look around me – now my colleagues silently envy me, not because they are bad people, but because they did not have the benefit of FAS, like I did. I can see it in their eyes, but now they have to accept the inevitable, and I DON’T!