Ashley - posted on 03/12/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi my name is Ashley and am 25 years old, i had my first child on july 31 2013, i had been told for many many years that my husband and i would not have children of our own due to some of my health issues and if i did i would miscarry, and i was lucky to have him. After delivery i had serious complications. due to a careless delivery plan and delivery itself my uterus and cervix were severely damaged. Im in constant pain and discomfort, i met with a specialist who attempted to correct the damage but unfortunately the surgery was unsuccessful. Ive met with two separate doctors for second opinions. the agreement in a hysterectomy is unanimous. they agree that the possibility of more children would not happen for me and if i chose to want to try invero i would need many more corrective surgeries that may not work and if it did i wold most likely miscarry due to overgrowth of tissues and excessive scarring, n to mention the d and c's i will have to have every 6-9 months to remove endometrial tisses that wont strip on their own . the hysterectomy was suggested to eliminate the pain in daily activity and intimacy with my husband. they would leave my ovaries but remove the uterus and cervix. is this a good idea? my doctor encouraged me to do research ask opinions and to do as much homework as possible, i meet with her in a month to go over my choice, she explained to me as a woman not my doctor that it is a big choice to make with many upsides as well as many downsides. that its hard for any one woman to make this choice on their own. any advice ?