What's A Hysterectomy?

Updated: Jul 5, 2019

Hysterectomy is a word most women in their childbearing years don’t want to hear in fact most women in general don’t want to hear that word, I mean who really wants to have surgery not to mention surgery that is so life changing, it right up there with mammectomy.  Generally, hysterectomies are the last resort to reproductive challenges depending on the situation. No matter what treatment or procedure your doctor recommends ask all the questions you can and if you feel like you need to, it’s always okay to get a second opinion yes it takes time, but at the end of the day it’s your body.

There are 4 types of hysterectomies:

1. Sub-total or Partial – Fallopian tubes, upper two thirds of uterus and preservation of the cervix.

2. Ovarian Conservation– Fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix preservation of the ovaries.

3. Oophorectomy– Both or one ovaries removed

4. Radical or Wertheim’s– Fallopian, uterus, cervix, ovaries, nearby lymph nodes, and upper portion of the vagina. What happens after any of these surgeries depends on the person and how well the procedure went. Life is so unpredictable as it should be, we don’t know what life in store for us, it wasn’t until recently that I realized that it was not by my strength that I made it thus far. I wouldn’t have made it without my faith, there were times that I didn’t think God heard me, scratch that there are still times I feel like God doesn’t hear me, but then He reminds be about the complication from my surgery that very well could have killed me, He reminds me of just how sever my endometriosis was that could have killed me.  

Just like my physical pain, my emotional pain is all too real. Some days I don’t want to see a baby, some days I get emotional when I see pregnant women.  There are times when adoption is on the table and then every negative scenario pops into my head, “Why me God, Why Me?”… God gently replies “I’m turning this situation around for your good. “How God How?”… and He simply said share.  

Ladies, I get that you aren’t me, we all have our own walk in life we all have our own hearts desires. Some of you may still have the opportunity to have children, but the process may be emotional draining, some of you may be absolutely fine because you have suffered with pain for so long you just want to me free. Whatever your challenge, whatever your walk, you have a purpose, everything you went through, everything you’re going through is going to help someone else.


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