Re: hernia ?

From: Robin (
Wed Sep 27 08:35:11 2000

I wanted to say something about my hysterectomy. I have 4 children, & had 1 misscarrage. 3 of them were c-sections babies. I had difficulty carrying the last 2. Pre mature labor, cramping & spotting most of the 9 months. The next to last was born 6 weeks early. With my last one, the dr told me I needed to have my tubes tied, because, if I got pregnant again, I would almost certainly loose the baby & I would risk loosing my life as well. My husband only wanted 2 children, so I was pushing my luck as it was. So when I had my last one, I got my tubes tied as well. Six years later, I began having pain related to my monthly schedule. The next year, I had my hysterectomy. As Verna said "At first I thought I was going to be OK with it but now I grieve that loss all the time." My youngest was 7, & I had my tubes tied 7 years before, but, I still grieve the loss. I dont know if everyone feels that way, but I just wanted to let the women who want children & are sterile, that I feel their loss & sorrow. Robin

At Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Verna Cohen wrote: >
>Hi Everyone!
>I've been a very quiet member but I read all the notes and soak in all
>the information. If prayers are being asked for...I give those too...I
>just don't always get the chance to write it. I have only been a
>member for a few months now but the wealth of info I've received is
>amazing. Those of you who regularly participate and answer ?'s and
>provide info.....bless you!!
>Now that I've said "my opinion of this group" :-) Here is my question:
>I've had two laparascopic surgeries and a total hysterectomy w/ovaries
>removed. I have a dense mass of adhesions in both lower quadrants of my
>abdomen. My last surgery was Dec. 98. I had one really good year now
>the pain is back in full force. I also feel some new tugs by my left
>rib cage and that scares me.
>Like a blockhead....I have refused to cut down on physical labor...being
>hard headed (and stupid enough) to believe that I am stronger than the
>adhesions are. This last weekend I worked in the yard removing brush
>and using clippers above my head and lifting trash cans etc..etc You
>know the scene. Well the next day I had such a sharp excrutiating pain
>on my left side by my belly button that dropped me to the floor. Since
>then I've been in bad pain. It felt like something was tearing. Now I
>am not comforting standing straight up and the way I am most comfortable
>is holding my belly on that side.
>I am a heavy girl. I've been trying to feel if I can feel any bulge or
>anything...but I can't. I started wondering today if this could be a
>hernia. Are we as adhesion sufferers more susceptible to hernias, what
>are the symptoms etc..etc.. (the tearing sensation was three days
>ago). I'd appreciate any info you can give me.
>I also wanted to comment that I relate to all the ladies re: the
>infertility issue. I was 37 when I had my children.
>At first I thought I was going to be OK with it but now I grieve that
>loss all the time.
>Hugs to you all. Thanks for listening.........


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