I know I’ve not been on here for a while, but not much has changed since last time, apart from getting stronger and fitter.
I saw my consultant on Wednesday, he was happy with how I’ve done so far. He gave me details on what had shown up on my womb and cervix after my op (this is always done). Tests had shown that not only had I got endometriosis but also adenomyosis**, which in the long run, meant I would have had a hysterectomy no matter what! Tests also revealed that I had an enlarged cervix. On the up side, there was no nasty surprises to be had! Now that I’m 8 weeks post op and hearing I would have had to have a hysterectomy at some point, I’m glad it’s done. Even though it’s been a hard slog and recovery is still on going, I feel the end result will be worth it.
I spoke with my consultant about HRT and that the Premarin 0.625 really hadn’t suited me and that I’d looked into biodentical HRT. My consultant agreed that I’m someone who obviously isn’t good with synthetic hormones – I’d had issues with the pill and was not able to continue taking it. He talked me through the issue of osteoporosis and that as long as I stay fit and healthy, good diet, plenty of exercise (lifting weights is really good) then I should be fine. I’ve made a doctor’s appointment on Monday with a female doctor who specialises in HRT just to check re: heart disease and other health risks due to my age, just to be on the safe side. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s not to be worried about getting a second opinion!! I shall write a post after this appointment as I feel it’s an important part of post hysterectomy info when your younger than 40.
I’ve asked to return to work from Monday – phased return, so just mornings to begin with. I know people have said they’re worried it’s too soon but I know my body and feel I need to make the jump. I’m very aware that if I become sore of very tired I must stop or tell my boss. I won’t push things, I’m not daft! My consultant also said I’m fine to start exercising, again it’ll be little steps but he cleared me to go jogging, which is great! From that, I’ll just build things back up.
My tummy isn’t really swollen now, it can get swollen in an evening, but generally it’s looking good and my scar is healing nicely. However, trying to get some loose clothing for work is a nightmare, it appears I’m in between sizes, something like an 11! So may have to resort to leggings instead of smart trousers, with some floaty tops!
Im definitely feeling happy and positive, I’m sure this will continue!
** adenomyosis is where the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.