Thursday, January 15, 2015

Having a Period AFTER a Hysterectomy

Yup you read the title of this blog post right.

The bleeding that I had over Christmas week was in fact a period.  I had my follow up appointment with my Oncologist Gyn today.  The reason why I had a period was something that I had time to research and think about; uterine tissue was left behind.

See a hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus.

On the 27th of this month I'll be having an oophrectomy and I'll be having my cervix removed too since that likes to also bleed if touched by even a long cotton swab as evidence today in the pelvic exam and date with the dildo cam.

Dr. Richards will be having a general surgeon by the name of Dr. Christmas scrub in as well.  They are expecting this to get a bit complicated and Dr. Christmas also is familiar with using the robotic device in surgery.

One over night stay and I'll be back home again.

12 weeks no sex.  Um, not like I have much of that now because of pain anyway!

But it will be nice to no longer get periods at all.  I had really thought that having the uterus removed 6 months ago the day after I gave birth to my beautiful daughter would have ended that nasty part of my life.  I thought wrong.

Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers on the 27th.  I'll try to post again before that as I have jitters and am eating my emotions right now.


  1. Ack, that's crazy! I will be thinking of you

  2. Sorry you have to go through another surgery :( I will keep you in my thoughts, I hope it goes well!

  3. All the very best for the surgery. Will be thinking of you!

  4. Omg! I'm experiencing the same thing! I had a hysterectomy on Nov and started bleeding in Dec went to the ER thinking I was bleeding internally. Imagine my surprise when they told me it was my period! I've been MIA from the blog world and decided to see whats up with the people I follow and when I saw your post I could't believe it. Such a coincidence!

    1. I can't wait for the rest of the uterine tissue to be removed as my second period after the hysterectomy has already started. Ugh!

  5. Wow. That seems insanely unfair! I hope the surgery fixes everything!

  6. Wow! I have never heard of that and although it is crazy it is also fascinating. I didn't realize that the cervix wasn't removed during a hysterectomy. Good Luck with your next procedure. Stopping by from ICLW

  7. Craziness! And that sucks. I hope your next surgery is a success, though I wish you didn't have to go through it.

  8. Whoa crazy! I will definitely be thinking about you that everything goes well on the 27th.

  9. Oh man, that is brutal. Endo is the effing worst. It's so devious and sneaky. I hope this is it for you!


If you decide to be a Troll I will refuse to pay your toll and your comment will not appear.