Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Why I am on the fence about having my uterus removed...and no I am not becoming a sex blogger...
Many of you might remember, when I had my laproscopy about 2 years ago, or whenever it was...they found adenomyosis.
Adenomysis is is a medical condition characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue (the inner lining of the uterus) within the myometrium (the thick, muscular layer of the uterus).
Adenomyosis, is PAINFUL. Very painful. Please remember I labored pretty much alone with PN at home, until I was 9 1/2 cm with nothing, no tylenol etc. I even gave SR his bath, did dishes...etc...so I am ok with pain.
When my Dr. in Arkansas suggested a partial hysterectomy, I thought about it for a week. I then arrived at his office with a question...
Hold on to your hats Nellie...and leave now if you blush easily. But this is a serious matter, with serious consequences.
I asked the Dr. if having a hysterectomy could effect my sexual well being.
Meaning this...the uterus does function during an orgasm...
"will not having a uterus, effect my orgasm?"
The Dr. looked at me for a moment, like his Universe collapsed, and then said, "good question, I do not know the answer."
to which I replied
"would you want your wife to have a hysterectomy, not knowing that answer?"
I have researched this to death, and have found little in the way of REAL useful information.
This proved to be interesting...
As well as this article.
I am currently considering ablation therapy, or alternatives.
I have also spoke with Physicians re: leaving the ovaries, and only removing the uterus, can lead to decreased blood flow to the ovaries. Not only causing hormal issues, but an increase for my risk of heart disease (which the gentic Gods have already seen to)....
Posted by Rachelle Jones at 9:09 PM