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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
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02/16
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hi, my name is Brenda, and I had a partial hysterectomy in July of 2015..  I am 48 years old & I have gained 15 pound since my surgery.  Do you think the weight gain could be cause from the surgery?   I really don't exercise much, & I have cut out soda and tried to drink more water but the weight is not moving.
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04/13
Hi Mary what can you tell me about midivelle patch i had a total hysterectomy in 2006 have not been taking any hormones,i have no hot flushes, but the brain fog is getting bad and also the weight gain is out of control thank you

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4743287 tn?1358641070
01/13
Just a quick note to say hi!  I just started HRT and was given apo-medroxy and Estrace both are low doses.  My question is, is there better hormones to take that are safer.  
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2007330 tn?1327811357
01/12
Thanks for the response and the help Mary!
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2007330 tn?1327811357
01/12
Hello Mary, I have read some of your responses in the forum about the bioidenticals..do you have a website that I can go to get educated? thanks
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01/12
contd:
In the UK, doctors are not familiar with bioidentical hrt and say they cannot offer me non bio as estrogen can cause endeometreosis to grow again, also I have a problem with soya and aloe vera which most bio's contain, I also don't
know if I need progesterone and estrogen, as I still have my cervix, my husband put my cycle into a palm computer before
everything was taken and I only have 3 to 4 days in month of feeling normal max!!  please can you advise.
Kind regards
Vikkie x
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01/12
Hi Mary,

Thankyou for responding, I have read many of your responses to people on medihelp, which I have found
very informative, I don't really know where to start with my medical history, but all I know is that at the age
of 37 my health started to spiral downwards.
I had two laparoscopy procedures which confirmed endeometreosis, I then underwent ablation of the uterus, which
helped for about 2 years, symptoms returned, I then had a sub-total hysterectomy again helped for the same length
of time, I was then diagnosed with ovarin cysts which were the size of grapefruits, which were lasered and half an ovary
removed, symptoms returned within a year. My last op was performed in 2005 to remove another huge cyst along with
ovaries, still have my cervix,  no hrt,now really suffering!!
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1959784 tn?1325255726
01/12
Hormone Test 01/07/2012 Units Range
Estradiol (saliva) 1.4 pg/ml 0.8-12 Estrogen Replacement (optimal 1.3-3.3)
Progesterone (saliva) 7 pg/ml 12-100 Postmenopausal -  LOW
Ratio: Pg/E2 (saliva) 5 Optimal: 100-500 when E2 1.3-3.3 pg/ml - LOW
Testosterone (saliva) 15 pg/ml 16-55 (Age Dependent)  - LOW
DHEAS (saliva) 3.3 ng/ml 2-23 (Age Dependent)  

Trying to get back onto BHRT I did try it in June but something was not right. Well I did alot of research to find just the right person to compound my RX if my doctor says yes. If she sayd no i'll look else where. This premarin is not right i've tried the VIVELLE dot too no help.
I feel like i'm 90 :(
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1959784 tn?1325255726
01/12
Mary, it's been 1 year 3 momths and the pain is bad in my abdominal even after the operation. I've had adhesion after I gave birth to my daughter in 1981, but they never look for them until years later. This time if feels like I can bend over to even tie my shoe. I still swell later in the day in my abdominal... :(
Well not only do I have pain all over my body, i'm on the premarin, and just had a salvia test done. I did get my results back. Here is what my results showed...
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01/12
Hi Mary, could you possibly email me on m.***@****
Thanks Vikkie UK
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08/11
Just seen your comment on blog about weight gain after a full hysterectomy.  You said to stop by your page for more information.  I am all ears!!!!!!!!!  I am finally pain free and cancer free; but now suffer from obesity.  I have tried prescription drugs and only lost 6lbs in 3 months.  I work out, I cut out all bad carbs, I eat small healthy snacks and meals; I desperately need some advice.
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07/11
Hey, I am very computer savy for an older gal.  I love it !  Also I would rather text than make a phone call.  My personal email is ***@****.
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07/11
Got your note and thanks for the info. My doctor is about my age but doesn't know anything about bioidenticals. I find this amazing for a woman doctor.  I did take a pure progesterone compound for three months but it did nothing for me.  The stuff was quite expensive.
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07/11
Thank you for all your research which has benefited so many. I have a question for which you may have an answer. I am 67, had a complete hysterectomy 14 years ago. Have taken no hormones since and still experiencing hot flashes as did my grandmother until her death at 94. Yes, it's true. A women's doctor gave a seminar in which she said about 15% of women continue to experience them forever. Oye veh! What would you suggest for someone like me?  Which bioidenticals and where could I get help in Pierce County, WA   Suzette 770   ***@****
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1651832 tn?1301694205
06/11
Hi Mary,
I just checked back on this website today and saw your note.  I noticed that you lived in Minneapolis....I actually thought I saw you at a Cub Foods not long after I joined this site (based on your profile pictures).  I almost said something to this lady and then I chickened out!  

I had my surgery on the 13th and everything went very well.  I'm recovering beautifully so far and I'm so thankful for that.  I did start right away on the Vivelle Dot patch .1 mg.  I have to say it seems to be doing the trick.   I feel wonderful so far.  I do realize that its very early in my recovery and that it may change, but for now I'm very happy.  

Thank you again for all of your advice.  I think if you hadn't recommended those books, my situation might be completely different.  :)
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1573549 tn?1295895393
01/11
Just a quick note to say hi. I am new to the forum and came across your posting and journal about surgical adhesions, and it has really opened my eyes. I posted my symptoms on the forum but I will relate them here also. My hysterectomy was done at 39 and was needed because of huge fibroids, and anemia being caused by the very heavy bleeding. It was done in two parts and on the second surgery I learned that the doctor left a partial ovary behind due to it having become attached to my colon. Could this be from the adhesions? I have never of anything like this before.
Anyway thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
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599170 tn?1300977493
11/10
Happy Thanksgiving!
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08/10
Welcome to our community
Mary, I need your help!   I just found this site and am amazed at the great info and guidance it gives!! I am 1 year out of a total Hysterectomy. I am currently on my 7th attempt of estrogen to help me with my symptoms!  Help...do I really need estrogen?
What natural can I take?  I am so exhausted over all of this and I do not see any rainbow in my future :) haha.
Please give me advice...Jill
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136849 tn?1327325110
07/10
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hi Mary, very nice to meet you.  Oh, such a horrible week.  I came to this forum back in 2006 when I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.  This is a wonderful group of amazing women here.    I was always drawn to Becky's story for some reason, she just demonstrated such courage, poor thing.  This disease is just monstrous!! I grew up in Montgomery County myself, Kensington to be exact LOL I know live near Solomons Island in Calvert County.
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599170 tn?1300977493
07/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Just a quick note to say hi! How are you ! Im trying to say a hello to friends I havent spoke with in a while Im good loving my freedom n thats what it feels like In the past I felt just like a slave, my little town home makes me so happy simplifying life is a good thing
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06/10
Just a quick not to say "hello".......it's been an awfully long time since I heard your voice......I don't come here as often as I used to.
I hope all is well with you.....so far so good with me.  I will see my onc the beginning of July.
You take care.
Peace.
dian
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05/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Looked up my question and landed here, I see you haven't posted in awhile, hope all is well and thanks for sharing information that I deem as priceless !
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04/10
Hi mary you are beautiful... After reading some of your info u have insoired my daughter and I... I am 50 my daughter 19 we joined a gym on 2/10/10.I go 6 days aweek 1-2 hours per day. I have lost 5 inches and 5 lbs. I am fustrate My daughter has lost 2 lbs and 7 inches [she looks great]but fustrated Shouldn't we see more weight loss. Please help with our diets Thanks karen
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119341 tn?1232567357
01/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Haven't been on here in ages. Just checking things out, and wanted to say hi. Hope things are going well with you. Have a happy and joyful new year. Paula
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1123946 tn?1260418491
12/09
Is hairloss also a symptom of the low hormones?  I just noticed this morning how thin my hair is getting and the corners are receding!  *cry*
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11/09
It's the laying that gets me, after about 2-3 hours I have to get up, I average between the breaks about 5 hours if I'm lucky.  Sometimes its much less.  
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11/09
Mary 53,
Yes, I still follow the sight but I have not added anything as I have gotten no where with doctors.  I went to a new gyn and she said she did not feel anything to make her believe I had scar tissue problems and she said hormones would not make me lame, that he would have had to clipped a nerve and it would have been an immediate problem with walking not several weeks after.  The neurologist I went to said he didn't see anything he could help with, so now they want me to go to a phyciatrist to get on yet another anti-depressant I have been on 3-4 already,  I'm a bit discouraged, I  either have and option to go to a phyciatrist or go back to the first pain management and get my nerves frozen so I won't feel the pain, at least until they re-route themselves.  
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329994 tn?1301666848
11/09
Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy it with your family! Will be thinking of you!
Love,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301666848
11/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  Haven't heard from you in a while, so just sending a quick note to say hi and how are you???
Colleen
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354706 tn?1279474395
09/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. I have been out of touch for some time. Hoped you are okay and everything is fine with you :-)
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308998 tn?1233708502
07/09
Hi Mary, OH NO, about your poor toes. I hope they feel better soon. I hope we get together before your surgery to fix them. My darn feet still hurt this a.m. I've had Planter Faciatis (I can't spell that LOL) once before and it isn't any fun. I hope you continue to avoid it - mine is more the top of my feet this time.

I'm home waiting for a plumber. And, that's never a good thing...

Take Care,
Teresa
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308998 tn?1233708502
07/09
Hi Mary, I thought of you this morning when I got out of bed and my feet hurt :-(

How are you doing?

Teresa
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