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    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
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    ... one to go...

    I have a-fib (at 36 yo - yeah, I know, I'm young to have it), and really heavy periods. Because of the blood thinners that I'll be put on later, and the really heavy periods (and I can't take "the pill" while on the blood thinner), I had the Novasure procedure done (uterine ablation). I was in and out. It was outpatient procedure. The pain/discomfort afterwards was no worse than giving birth. The worst part was the "cotton mouth" after surgery. The next day I felt great, just thirsty.

    My next procedure will be the atrial ablation to get rid of the a-fib and the meds. The meds have caused fatigue that I can no longer live with, especially with 4 young kids.

    So I'm feeling great. Looking forward to being off meds and getting my life back to my crazy mixed-up version of "normal".



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    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I had the yankum operation when I was 48 and other than gaining weight in weird places - I'm happy I'm DONE. Never had any use for the original equipment anyway. lol


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    That's great news.

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    Praying that all is well soon. Need all the energy you can get with 4 little ones! :lol:

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    Gladthat things are improving for you :D

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    Glad to hear that you're feeling better!!

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    I hope all will be well with you soon! You need to be healthy to raise 4 children.

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    Kara - Praying that everything goes as planned and you can get back to normal. Although, what IS normal when you are raising 4 little ones? :lol: I can only imagine - my 2 are all I can handle :D :D
    God bless you ~

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    Hope that it works for you! I had it done 5 years ago, but it didn't work for me, soooooooooooo had to go for a complete hystorectomy.....

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    Hope the rest of your surgery goes well........
    Good thoughts and prayers for a fast healing time.

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    I am glad that your on the mend and only have one more procedure to go :D I don't know how you managed before with 4 little ones!!! :D :shock: :D Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers :D :D :D

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    good to hear that you are feeling better and heres to a lifetime of health and happiness!

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    Glad your feeling better.

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    That's great news.

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    I hope the uterine ablation works for you. Without all that bleeding, you should be less fatigued.
    Then, when the Atrial Fib is stopped too, you will be even less fatigued.
    Then, without meds, that can add to tiredness, you'll be even less fatigued.
    The goal is to end up with only the utter fatigue that raising 4 children can cause!

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    what is uterine ablation?

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    Hope all goes well. I will send prayers your way.

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    You need all the energy you can muster with 4 children! :lol: Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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    Great!!! Now you can heal and take care of your babies. Life is something isn't it. What Docs can do now is amazing.
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