I had been having problems with my vision and was diagnosed with subcapsular posterior cataracts in both eyes. They are fast developing, such that I was diagnosed in Feb., started begging for cataract surgery in May because I couldn't see my computer screen. By July, I could no longer see well enough to drive and had to change all of my electronics to high contrast/inverted colors for low vision. In the pursuit of getting scheduled for this cataract surgery, I was diagnosed with severe anemia, and cataract surgery postponed until the source of anemia was determined. I had an ultrasound 2 weeks ago and was notified yesterday that I have a cyst on my ovary, and I may have adenomyosis. I have extremely heavy periods, such that I soak the largest, most absorbent pad in less than an hour, sometimes in less than half an hour. Heavy periods are not normal for me, I didn't hardly have more than a "stain" while on the pill. Due to my high blood pressure, I was taken off the pill in 2011, and have gained 30 pounds since, without changing anything, other than eating less in an attempt to stem the weight gain. I have lower back pain that I thought was due to my lumbar disability, then started having hip and outside thigh pain which mostly occurs when I lie down. I also have fatigue, I have trouble forcing myself to wake up and get up in the mornings when I used to rise and shine happily at 4:30am for my whole adult life practically. My eyesight is becoming a desperate situation yet my doctors will not release me for surgery until anemia is resolved. Is this a situation in which I might expect a hysterectomy? Would this be considered an urgent situation? Would they do the hysterectomy if I have severe anemia? HGB 7.8 in Nov, 7.6 in Jul; Ferretin .7; HCT 27.2 in Nov, 27.1 in Jul, total iron 25 in Jul, iron sat 5% in July, I was given 325mg to take once a day, that's the only treatment so far. I am now more worried about possibility of ovarian cancer than my eyesight! If anyone works for themselves, has their own business, how did you handle these kinds of medical situations?