Thursday, July 31, 2014
Usually given to a woman.
Not a teenager.
Megan will be going in at the end of the month for a hysterectomy. I'm trying to accept this decision with my heart. In my head I know it's the right decision, but it's a decision that makes my heart hurt. I mean, seriously, who wants to give their 17 year old daughter a hysterectomy?? I know she can never have kids, I know this is what is healthiest for her, but it still makes me weepy to think about it. So, I can't let myself think about it.
Megan was diagnosed about two years ago with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She was prescribed Metformin & Ortho-tricyclene to regulate her hormones. This also regulated her periods. Managing her periods has just become too much. Too much pain. Too much mess. Too much hassle... it all has just become too much for Meggie. Could she continue with this monthly hassle? Yes. Is it something that she needs to deal with every month? No. Having babies is not an option for her, so there is no reason to keep dealing with it. Let's take the plumbing out, and be done with it. In the process, we'll also cut down on the chance of cancer in the future.
Medically, it all makes sense. And all four doctors I've talked with support the decision. It's a common procedure for young women with Down syndrome.
But it still hurts my heart.
Read more about PCOS here.