|Posted on May 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM|
I had another surgery on Valentine's day. I went to OKC to have it done by a very good doctor. She took very good care of me. Unfortunate is that I had to get a hysterectomy. It was my last option in order to be pain free and end all of the other four surgeries. I have no pain currently and I am hopeing it will stay that way. I have to have be continuously on hormone replacement therapy...the hormone estrogen by either pill or patch. I started with a circular patch call Estradiol but the adhesive made my skin break, bleed, and scab. The patch was the size of the palm of my hand...I still have marks from the first patch I used in February. It had to be worn for a week before changing. That was the best part. I ended up changing patches a month later, so now I use Vivelle Dot and it has been working very well. This particular patch needs to be changed every three days...and well....I remember MOST of the time. I am sure it will just become habit someday. I was told that the side effects of menopause come very quickly if hormones are not replaced....I sure believe it! I forgot it for a good 12 hours and I was having some serious hot flashes!! I am only 25....how horrible! I try to remember how I felt to keep me going.