Feb 04, 2010 - 8:58 am
Hi all: Not only am I new to this site but am also not a huge user of discussion boards so forgive me if I don't do everything correctly.
I am a breast cancer survivor (15 years) but am now facing a complete hysterectomy because it seems I have uterine cancer. We aren't sure because the cervical biopsy could not be completed. I am post-menopausal by a long time (which means I'm "old"). So many posts are from much younger women whose issues are different from mine. I'm very active but not concerned about hormones and such. I'm more concerned about what lies ahead even if I don't have to have radiation or chemotherapy. What changes to my life will the surgery itself bring? I hear about problems with bladder and bowel control? Is that common? I read about women being tired? Is that lasting? Any advice/comments would be welcome.