Some have followed my posts, others have not. For those who have not, my husband and I had a very rough first year of marriage which almost ended in divorce. Through faith, counseling, and the Grace of God we weathered the storm and came out stronger in the end.
Our second year of marriage has brought joy, happiness, and many blessings. We recently purchased our dream home and despite some difficulties, it's been an amazing blessing. We intend on having our housewarming party soon, and are looking forward to the many years and projects to come.
Since I was a young lady I have had difficulties with my cycles. Everything from heavy flow, agonizing cramps, birth control complications and failures, surgical cyst removal, etc. Last year after beginning to see a new doctor, we discussed the option of a hysterectomy. After the first ultrasound, to ensure everything was structurally sound, it was determined that a cyst could be causing some of my issues, we made the decision to do further testing. I have had multiple ultrasounds done to monitor the cyst(s). It was discussed with my doctor that the while the cyst(s) could cause complications she suspected it was most likely my uterus not functioning properly.
Today was my annual check-up. She asked how my cycles were doing. I explained that not much has changed. She is very laid back and easy going so she responded jokingly "Dang, your uterus sucks" we both laughed about it. She told me there was a medication she recommended me try. This medication helps control the blood loss and has even helped some patients shorten their time-span of their cycle. Apparently its been around for years, it's just not used to it's full advantage.
Anyway, after we discussed how to treat the symptoms of my condition she informed me that the only cure/solution would be a hysterectomy, most likely a partial. Then came the awkward question..Do you want kids? I must admit I have days where I am convinced I do not want children, then there are days where I am on the fence.....I basically haven't made up my mind. However my husband has always wanted children, so my only answer was I'm not sure. She informed me that she could treat the symptoms, but the only way to get relief would be a hysterectomy. So for now we are treating the symptoms....until my husband and I can make a decision.
I am wondering if anyone has advice, or has gone through something similar. What advice do you have or wish you had prior to making a final decision?