“Your body will wake up from surgery and in a sense, it will be 25 years older. It will be shocked.”
That was pretty much all the information the doctor gave me before I was wheeled back for a radical hysterectomy when I was 30. Oh, how I wish I would have done more research. Talked to more people who had been through it. Written down questions to ask the doctor. But, I did not. Hindsight is 20/20. I was utterly unprepared for what was coming.
The surgery was inevitable, but at least I would have been a little more educated as to what was fixing to happen to me. I was told at 15 this surgery would need to happen, sooner rather than later, and I had put it off for as long as the Doctors would allow.
Yes, I was one of those “lucky” women who has no idea what getting back normal results on her pap smear feels like. Trips to the Gynecologist every 2 to 3 months instead of once a year..