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    Anyone had a Novasure ablation done?

    I'm having it done tomorrow and I can't wait to have no more periods and PMS! i've read some message board comments on what to expect but I'm curious for any SCI woman's comments. I have to admit though after feeling pretty nonchalant about the procedure i got a little nervous when my doc mentioned that 1 in 200,000 women croak from this procedure. But I have zero health problems, am rarely sick, eat well and we're just going to use a local anesthesia and sedative. So I should be ok right? Just in case though, I love you guys
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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    I haven't, but am seriously considering it, or Thermachoice. I will be following this thread with interest.
    T7-8 since Feb 2005

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      #3
      Ah! I see. I hope things go well and you heal quickly.

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        #4
        Good luck tomorrow!

        *fingers crossed* I've returned to normal after two years of hell. Someone must have been praying for me, lol.
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          #5
          Good Luck...I am sure everthing will go smoothly for you. Make sure you get plenty of rest tonight and try not to worry to much.

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            #6
            I've not had one, but type dozens and dozens of reports of the procedure (I'm a medical transcriptionist); not had any with even the least of complications! Good luck!
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              #7
              Thanks all for the well wishes! Sjean I'll let you know the results. Lynnifer glad your having an easier time of it, I'm really doing it for the convenience and in preparation for a probable mitro in the future. Marm thanks that helps
              Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                #8
                Hey people I'm back. I was at the surgery center for a little over 3 hours and so far it is easier than when I had my wisdom teeth pulled! The only note worthy event was they changed anesthesiologists on me but the replacement is the medical director of the center so I guess he's no flunky. He actually screened me before accepting my surgery because they were wary of having a Tetra on their hands. I guess they were expecting a depressed and sickly person because after seeing me he sent over another Anesthesiologist to see "the remarkable woman". lol civillians Anyway I don't even remember feeling woozy, no count to 10 or anything; I didn't even get a chance to tell my Doc there was $20 in it for him if he didn't puncture my uterus, lol, Buck's joke. I woke up 10 minutes after they were done and completly snapped out of it in another 10 min. The doc said it went great, although I had 2 polyps that he sent for biopsy. Then I came home ate, went on the deck for some sun and read the newspaper. I just took a Motrin in case I start to get any cramps [I have some sensation].

                If anyone, who is healthy, is putting off this surgery cause you think it's a hassle, forget about it. At least so far, I'll let you know if I change my mind.
                Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                  #9
                  Glad to hear you are doing well.

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                    #10
                    Hi,

                    Wonderful news to the "remarkable woman." I guess I don't need to remind you to keep moving around and avoid pressure.

                    AAD
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                      #11
                      Thanks sugarcube and AAD, no need to warn me about moving around I'm still up!
                      Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                        #12
                        Wow, nice result! Good luck with your new freedom!
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                          #13
                          Thanks Beth I will!

                          It's day six and I've only had minimal bleeding, and day 3-5 were supposedto be the "worst", still no cramps or digestive issues either. Now I just hope I get the optimal results! Sjean I will let you know.
                          Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                            #14
                            I had it done but it was pre SCI. I had no problems with the procedure but it didn't fix my problems. I wound up getting a hysterectomy almost a year later. I always tend to fall in the little percent things don't work on though. I wish you luck.
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                              #15
                              Thanks addie it worked! It's been 3 months and I haven't had a drop of blood, and only some PMS symptoms. It's so freeing! I wish I did this a decade ago. Now I'm wondering what to do with the box of tampons I have. I totally recommed the procedure to those who don't want the hassle anymore. The only problem will be detecting uterine cancer, but Ovarian cancer is what I have to worry about.

                              SJ you still considering it?
                              Last edited by leschinsky; 26 Oct 2007, 11:28 PM.
                              Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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