Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #31
CaFeeney
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 265

I had Novasure ablation done about 1.5 years ago. Best thing ever. I was having very heavy cycles and it was making me anemic and was highly inconvenient as I am sure many of you can relate!

I had the procedure done in the office under twilight sedation and the actual procedure takes 90 seconds. It was uncomfortable but not as bad as a histopingiogram that I had done while trying to get pregnant - that really was terrible.

I was out of commission for the rest of the day but really by the next day I was feeling much better. OP - I can understand your reluctance but for me the long term benefit was terrific. I literally have no more periods.

Why put up with 72 hours each month in which you can't function normally if there is a procedure that could really help?

Last edited by CaFeeney; 01-08-2013 at 09:57 AM. Reason: spelling
CaFeeney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #32
Katy Belle
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 3,740

I had the uterine Ablation done in November. They did a D&C first. It was out patient, but I wasn't under very long. Less than an hour. I had to wait a long time, was scheduled for 11:30, but they had some emergencies, so they took me back to surgery at 2:30. I left the hospital by 5:30. I had it because I had 3 18 day long, HEAVY periods in a four months time. I got tired of that in a hurry.

I have had no period and no issue since. I had the surgery on a Friday. I took it easy Saturday, back to normal Sunday. Had some minor cramping for a few days, but easily handled with Advil. I'm thrilled with the results.
__________________
Katy Belle is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #33
SandrA9810
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,377

You seem more terrified of going under than the procedure getting done. My aunt was and still is to an extent terrified of going under. Since this summer, she's had four procedures done for pain control. All of them she was fully put out. It was only took her a couple of hours to come out of it and to leave te hospital. The one thing that helped put her mind at ease was the wall of thank you letters lining the hallway of his office. It helped assure her that she was in good hands.

What your friend told about being out is a line between life and death sounds strange. You're hooked up to all the monitors to make sure you're doing well through the whole thing. I'm sure if you asked if any one has gone under, you'd get a 100 more responses.
SandrA9810 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #34
Tooblessed
Mouseketeer
 
Tooblessed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arizona Native
Posts: 127

7 years

I had this done outpatient at the hospital and yes I was put under in September 2005 due to heavy periods that kept getting worse. I had one spot on Thanksgiving day that year and have had nothing since. Over 7 years and I love it.
I was home early afternoon and slept the rest of that day and most of the next and then was fine. I did have some mild cramping but nothing unbearable.

I do still crave chocolate and caffeine the same time of month and even still break out like always, I just don't have the yuck anymore.
__________________
Me DH DS DD Ddog

Last edited by Tooblessed; 01-08-2013 at 03:18 PM. Reason: added
Tooblessed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #35
chiefmickeymouse
DIS Veteran
 
chiefmickeymouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: away
Posts: 1,630

I did this a couple of years ago. I was put under with a general and I had the Novasure. I had no pain afterwards, but it didn't work for me. My biopsy came back as pre-cancerous, so I ended up having a hysterectomy anyway. My period came right on schedule and just as heavy as ever while I was waiting for the second surgery.

Ablations do work for a lot of people. I recommend checking out the hystersisters website. It helped me a lot and there is a lot of very specific information on there.
chiefmickeymouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #36
jsmith
And now I am off to get my clippie!
And don't forget to take care of yourself
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: The Best Hometown in the Army
Posts: 2,731

i had Novasure, under full anthesethisia in conjunction with a D and C and removal of 7 benign urtine polyps in March of 2012. Was in the hospital for about 6 hours mostly due to a known allergy to certain medications used to put you under. Had it on Friday-back to work on Monday-Best thing EVER. i went from 10 days of flooding to 2 of spotting-which is a blessing-im coming up on 52 and not in menopause yet.
__________________
"Three things all men should teach their sons-to ride, to shoot straight, and to speak the truth"
Cyrus, King of Persia 536 BC
jsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:01 PM   #37
minkydog
DIS Cast Member
hey! I've got two college degrees and a steady job. if I wanna watch mindless TV, so what?
DIS Official Rum Taster
I used to be in the all-natural camp.
 
minkydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North GA
Posts: 16,513

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsmith
i had Novasure, under full anthesethisia in conjunction with a D and C and removal of 7 benign urtine polyps in March of 2012. Was in the hospital for about 6 hours mostly due to a known allergy to certain medications used to put you under. Had it on Friday-back to work on Monday-Best thing EVER. i went from 10 days of flooding to 2 of spotting-which is a blessing-im coming up on 52 and not in menopause yet.
I had Novasure also and was very pleased with it. I had mine done as outpatient surgery with gen anesthesia. Went home and slept the rest of the day. Packed the car the next morning and took 5 kids in a week long campout in the mountains.
__________________
Never underestimate the determination of the mother with a handicapped child
minkydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #38
scottmel
Does my logic in my original question make sense
I need to see it in a new light I guess
 
scottmel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Western PA
Posts: 3,057

Quote:
Originally Posted by SandrA9810 View Post

What your friend told about being out is a line between life and death sounds strange. You're hooked up to all the monitors to make sure you're doing well through the whole thing. I'm sure if you asked if any one has gone under, you'd get a 100 more responses.
The friend was the anesthesologist and that is what sort of freaked me out. I thought he would be very "oh no big deal, etc etc" but he told me personally unless it was a life threatening issue he would never undergo surgery at a hospital. Very reassuring....
__________________
ME DH DD DP

scottmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #39
scottmel
Does my logic in my original question make sense
I need to see it in a new light I guess
 
scottmel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Western PA
Posts: 3,057

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsmith View Post
i had Novasure, under full anthesethisia in conjunction with a D and C and removal of 7 benign urtine polyps in March of 2012. Was in the hospital for about 6 hours mostly due to a known allergy to certain medications used to put you under. Had it on Friday-back to work on Monday-Best thing EVER. i went from 10 days of flooding to 2 of spotting-which is a blessing-im coming up on 52 and not in menopause yet.
I know I hear you. I really do. How moronic of me but I feel like if I can get away with NOT having it at disney or during another vacation why hassle with it? I don't work outside the home so when it comes I am not at work, etc. or somewhere that it could be a big hassle. I am committed to detailing it completely the next 2 months to see how bad it is. That will be my sign.

your responses have all been so wonderful and so helpful.
__________________
ME DH DD DP

scottmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #40
scottmel
Does my logic in my original question make sense
I need to see it in a new light I guess
 
scottmel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Western PA
Posts: 3,057

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaFeeney View Post
I
I had the procedure done in the office under twilight sedation and the actual procedure takes 90 seconds. I
Why put up with 72 hours each month in which you can't function normally if there is a procedure that could really help?
The twilight I could handle...I wonder why you ddidn't have a D and C? I was having 3 things done - the third I don't remember...eblasion, d and c and some uterine something....It was all heavy duty sounding once the hospital made me watch the video on it! I was better off in the dark!!!!
__________________
ME DH DD DP

scottmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #41
Lollipop's Mom
Special trip with your little one ~~ PRICELESS!
 
Lollipop's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,041

I had it done 3 years ago and best thing ever! I haven't had a period since! I was under general. Was a bit campy but nothing terrible!
__________________



Sept 2015 - Disney Wonder Hawaii
Sept 2014 - Caribbean Beach Resort
Dec 2013 - Disneyland
May 2013 -Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean
March 2013 -AKL Jambo Studio & AKL Jambo Concierge, & POR Princess Room
March 2012 -Disney Wonder Mexico
March 2012 - Disneyland
May 2011 - Disney Wonder Alaska
Apr 2010 - Disneyland
Jan 2010 -Disneyland
Jan 2009 - Disney Magic Western Caribbean
Jan 2009 - POFQ
Jan 2008 - POP
April 2007 - Disneyland
Sept 2000 - Disneyland
Jan 2000 -BWV Studio
Sept 1994 - All Star Sports
April 1977 -Contemporary



Lollipop's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #42
bellanotte10

I'm gonna go snag some!
I felt like the worlds most awkward ninja
 
bellanotte10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mousechusetts
Posts: 2,724

I lied. Apparently this is what I was -going- go have before they discovered the polyps. Ugh. Hahaha but hopefully this otherr procedure will do something similar
__________________
bellanotte10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 06:17 PM   #43
TNMouseFan
Mouseketeer
 
TNMouseFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mountains of East TN
Posts: 96

Having this done was one if the best decissions I ever made. I had my procedure 6 years ago this upcoming spring. Very easy procedure. Only a Day Surgery- out in a few hours. Never looked back... I havent had so much as a spot in almost 6 years and if I ever do- I ll have it done again.
I highly recommend having it done!
__________________
Me DH DD8 DD5

6/98 Honeymoon- Caribean Beach
5/08- off site- First trip with DDs
5/09- off site- 3 generations taking on the world
10/10- ASM- girls only trip
Christmas 2012- Art of Animation- Finding Nemo
TNMouseFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #44
CaFeeney
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 265

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmel View Post
The twilight I could handle...I wonder why you ddidn't have a D and C? I was having 3 things done - the third I don't remember...eblasion, d and c and some uterine something....It was all heavy duty sounding once the hospital made me watch the video on it! I was better off in the dark!!!!
I had an ultrasound done the week before the procedure and it was determined there was no need for the D & C, I had the Novasure ablation only. Sounds like you have other issues- sorry, I guess you have a few more procedures than I needed at the time.

Whatever you decide just listen to your gut and do what makes sense to you. Just be sure to keep taking to iron so you don't get too anemic. The best thing is that I NEVER have to buy pads anymore! Well, unless i have a bad cough...lol (ladies ,you know what I mean!)
CaFeeney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #45
kimblebee
now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents
 
kimblebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 2,577

Thank you to everyone who has answered this thread. I am going to my GYN in a few weeks and I was going to ask for a hysterectomy due to multiple issues. After reading this thread, I may ask for this instead. It sounds like it does the same thing without the major surgery.
__________________
GO JETS GO
kimblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: