It’s officially winter. And for those of us that have scar tissue from myomectomy or hysterectomy or cesarean surgery – winter brings the cold right through your body (it feels like). The scar tissue can tighten up and feel stiff. Very unpleasant.
I was with my mother-in-law and we were walking when the chill got to her – in a way that seemed extremely painful. She excused herself and took refuge inside. And I could see her guilt in making everyone worry about her. And feel like they needed to cut the festivities short in order to accommodate her.
We were happy to. But I could see that it pained her to admit that her scars from her cesarian and hysterectomy had stiffened to the point where she felt sharp pains with every step.
These are the things that they don’t tell you before you get surgery. Something to think about when deciding which/if surgery is right for you.
I’ve heard women say they are excited to get hysterectomies and I’m sure that they are excited about their symptoms ending. But on the other side of that hysterectomy are the possibilities of sudden menopause and vaginal dryness and the inability/limited ability to hold your bladder.
Something not to enter into lightly.