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So Cool

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#103
Mar 9, 2011
 
Pre Hyster Sister wrote:
Did you have a total hysterectomy & if so, why did you have to have it? I have 4 fibroid tumors. At the age of 51, I won't be having any more children, & since the tumors are continuing to grow, they suggested a hysterectomy. They are suppose to take everything. Dr. Dobson is my normal Ob/GYN and have only seen Dr. Beverly to do the ultrasounds. Beverly said it was "iffy" to have it done laproscopially (sp?). Neither would give me a definite "yes, it can be done that way" or wouldn't give me a percentage of chance that they could. Dr. Dobson said that since one of my tumors is so large (making my uterus the size of a 15 week pregnancy), he would doubt they could do it that way & recommended a bikini cut hysterectomy. I'd much rather have it done the way you did, but they say they won't know until they get in there. Since Dr. Dobson is my doctor & since he usually does the "cut through the abdomen" kind, I'm afraid he'll go ahead & do it because it will be easier for HIM to get to everything that way. But of course that will make it harder/longer for ME to recouperate. Any other information you could give me or any suggestions? I'd like to be able to ride to Panama City Beach at 4 weeks post op, but am worried now that I might not be able to. This has all stressed me out to no end & I am afraid. Thanks.
Yeah I had a total hysterectomy for the same reason you are I didn't have as many as you, but I had one that was pretty big and I was constantly in pain and my period would last for weeks.Dr. Beverly said he could do it that way and if it was to big he would do the belly cut but he did a good job and it worked, I was back to myself in a week the worst part was the gas they use to expand you for the surgery and that pain was gone 2 days later,I took about 7 of my pain pills and then threw them away didn't need them. I have no regrets best thing I ever did and I am only 36 don't miss my period and all that goes with it at all. GOOD LUCK.
Pre Hyster Sister

Glasgow, KY

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#104
Mar 10, 2011
 
Thank you so much for the response. My doctor is Dr. Dobson, but I believe Dr. Beverly will be in there with him. I just wonder since Dobson is my Dr. & he isn't as trained to do the other kind of surgery, if that will make a difference in what they choose to do. I go in 1 week before for a last consultation & am planning on asking if they could try the new way first & be able to switch to the bikini cut during the surgery if it didn't pan out. Do you remember how big your largest one was? Thanks again.
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Bowling Green, KY

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#105
Mar 10, 2011
 
Who would you recommend to have my tubes tied?
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Alliance, OH

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#106
Mar 10, 2011
 
Dr. Dobson is not trained to perform hysterectomies via the DaVinci method. He is trained to perform traditional laparoscopic hysterectomies. Dr. Beverly is trained to perform hysterectomies with the DaVinci robot. This is a technique used for laparoscopic hysterectomies. Both doctors are trained to perform the Essure or Adianna tubal ligations in the office. They both will perform those as well as the traditional laparoscopic tubal ligations in the hospital. If you are curious about a specific technique, or concerned with what a physician is proposing for your treatment, then you should ask questions to that physician. Write them down and take it with you so you don't forget. Don't ever hesitate to voice your concern when it comes to your health.
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#107
Mar 10, 2011
 
Dr.Drexel all the way!
He delivered my son by cesarean on July 19th and did an amazing job (:
love him!
So Cool

Bowling Green, KY

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#108
Mar 11, 2011
 
Pre Hyster Sister wrote:
Thank you so much for the response. My doctor is Dr. Dobson, but I believe Dr. Beverly will be in there with him. I just wonder since Dobson is my Dr. & he isn't as trained to do the other kind of surgery, if that will make a difference in what they choose to do. I go in 1 week before for a last consultation & am planning on asking if they could try the new way first & be able to switch to the bikini cut during the surgery if it didn't pan out. Do you remember how big your largest one was? Thanks again.
Trust me they will do what is best for you and can't you ask for Dr. Beverly to do the surgery you have a choice. If they can do it davinci they Will cause the recovery is so much quicker. I can't remember the size cause I don't think he told me they scheduled my surgery very quick cause I was bleeding pretty bad and Dr. Beverly was concerned, he is a very good doctor. Remember no tugging or pulling or lifting anything heavier than a jug of milk for at least a week or two, but trust me you will be fine and NOT IN PAIN. Let me know how it turns out I am praying everything works out.
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Alliance, OH

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#109
Mar 11, 2011
 
concernedme wrote:
Hello!
I am new to the area. My husband and I are thinking about starting a family. Does anyone have any suggestions on who to go to or who I should stay away from?
Thanks!
Dr Gass has delivered 3 of my 4 grandsons and he is wonderful!!! My daughter loves him, he even gave her his cell number to call him in case, now thats a good Doctor
Pre Hyster Sister

Glasgow, KY

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#110
Mar 11, 2011
 
Thanks so much for the advice & confidence. Any prayers would be welcomed! My apt. is with Dr. Dobson a week before my surgery & I plan on telling him that if Dr. Beverly can do the Da Vinci method, then that is what I want. Every time I've asked about the laproscopic surgery, Dr. Dobson just cringes (more of a grimmace) & says he just doesn't think it's probable. Of course he is talking about using laproscopy & then removing it vaginally. I understand the Da Vince method takes everything out in pieces through the small incisions. I've also heard if there is scar tissue, endometriosis, too large of uterus, other problems, etc... sometimes the laproscopic can be rougher on you because the Dr. has too hard of a time getting to everything & sometimes even ends up injuring the bladder in the process. I'm still going to ask them if they can try it first & if it looks too risky through the camera, could they retreat to the abdominal method then. I can only go on what their experience tells them and hope they end up guessing right. I'm afraid Dr. Dobson will want to err on the safe side anyway as far as that goes. But he won't be the one recouperating with a 6" incision through the stomach--I will. I'll report back in about a month (surgery is 1st thing on Monday, April 4--so one week post op) & let you know how it went. If I don't, you'll know it didn't turn out as well as hoped. Once again, thanks for the advice & info. I apreciate it very much!
So Cool

Bowling Green, KY

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#111
Mar 11, 2011
 
Pre Hyster Sister wrote:
Thanks so much for the advice & confidence. Any prayers would be welcomed! My apt. is with Dr. Dobson a week before my surgery & I plan on telling him that if Dr. Beverly can do the Da Vinci method, then that is what I want. Every time I've asked about the laproscopic surgery, Dr. Dobson just cringes (more of a grimmace) & says he just doesn't think it's probable. Of course he is talking about using laproscopy & then removing it vaginally. I understand the Da Vince method takes everything out in pieces through the small incisions. I've also heard if there is scar tissue, endometriosis, too large of uterus, other problems, etc... sometimes the laproscopic can be rougher on you because the Dr. has too hard of a time getting to everything & sometimes even ends up injuring the bladder in the process. I'm still going to ask them if they can try it first & if it looks too risky through the camera, could they retreat to the abdominal method then. I can only go on what their experience tells them and hope they end up guessing right. I'm afraid Dr. Dobson will want to err on the safe side anyway as far as that goes. But he won't be the one recouperating with a 6" incision through the stomach--I will. I'll report back in about a month (surgery is 1st thing on Monday, April 4--so one week post op) & let you know how it went. If I don't, you'll know it didn't turn out as well as hoped. Once again, thanks for the advice & info. I apreciate it very much!
My fingers are crossed,and God Bless.
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#112
Mar 16, 2011
 
If you plan to request DaVinci, you may want to call them and request a sooner appointment. Discuss it sooner than one week prior to your surgery. The Medical Center has the DaVinci robot assigned to certain doctors on specific days. Ther will be a good chance that you surgery would need to be moved to a diffrent date if you change to the DaVinci technique.
Pre Hyster Sister

Glasgow, KY

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#113
Mar 16, 2011
 
Thank you for the advice. I'll call & ask about it tomorrow. You sound like you know a lot about these types of situations. Do you work in a doctor's office or myabe at one of the hospitals in B.G.?
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Bowling Green, KY

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#114
Mar 17, 2011
 
I am just very familiar with the system. I hope all goes well for you, which ever technique you choose.
Love her

Philadelphia, PA

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#115
Mar 18, 2011
 
concernedme wrote:
Thanks for the input. I am used to seeing a female doctor. I looked up the Women's Health Specialist Center, and it looks like they have two female doctors in the practice. Dr. Kasica and Dr. Andrews. Are you familiar with either of them?
I believe there are also a few other women OBs in the area. It is my preference to go to a female if possible. Thanks so much for
replying!
I have been going to Kasica for 10 years! She is awesome! I call her before my regular doctor!! She listens N is very compassionate!! I would never see anyone else!!!

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Philadelphia, PA

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#116
Mar 18, 2011
 
Love her wrote:
<quoted text>I have been going to Kasica for 10 years! She is awesome! I call her before my regular doctor!! She listens N is very compassionate!! I would never see anyone else!!!
Me too!!!!
Diana RN

Ft Mitchell, KY

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#117
Apr 1, 2011
 
I had seen Dr. Morgan for nearly 20 years, had two children delivered, and had no problems at that time. Now, I am pregnant with my third child and went to my first prenatal appointment. I went to my visit thinking that this would go as my prior visit had. Our thoughts are much different now even with that much history as my physician. I am actually going to go to Dr. Trevor in a few weeks. I was priviledged to work at Fairview when Women's Health started their relationship with Fairview. Women's Health Specialist teams with Fairview and staffs both offices on different days. They have Dr's Kasica, Andrews, Nemec, Trevor, and a nurse midwife Leigh Lindsey. I have medicaid... I doubt as a registered nurse that I look like a "welfare" patient but for everyone's general knowledge pregnant women qualify if the household income is 185% above poverty level. If you aren't comfortable with your relationship with your provider then change. It doesn't hurt the doctors feelings, and you are the one who needs to feel comfortable and be confident in your choice.
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Bowling Green, KY

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#118
Apr 10, 2011
 
I agree with the previous poster... If you aren't comfortable you can change. I just changed from Dr. Lyons to Dr. Gass and feel soooooooooo much better. I was worried about hurting feelings, but when we got to realize its our health (or our baby's health) at stake. I am sure Dr. Lyons' isn't losing sleep over losing me as a patient!
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Glasgow, KY

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#119
Apr 18, 2011
 
Well, I had my TAH on April 4 (2 weeks ago)-removed everything. I wished I could say it was complication free, but within a day after being discharged I came down with a respitory infection that had me coughing up stuff a lot. It felt as if I was ripping my insides apart. Mostly a burning across my tummy, but sometimes, it felt as if some kind of hot fluid shot across it. Very scary. That started on Thursday night, called Dr. Dobson who prescribed a Z-pack antibiotic along with OTC Musinex D & by Sunday night, I was all but ready to give up I was so miserable. Couldn't stop the painful coughing.I feel as if I set my recovery back by at least a week or more. Went to my regular doctor that Monday who gave me a shot (probably B12/antibiotic/steriods) & started feeling a little better, but still coughing a lot. Ate a lot of cough drops since Robitussin didn't help much. It then went to my head as well as chest & have been blowing my nose constantly. Now at 2 weeks I still have an occasional cough. Have been rinsing nasal passages out nightly & slowly getting better. Wished I knew where I caught it from--hadn't had a cold in over a year. Still have the occasional tickle in my chest. I have constant of burning sensations in my stomach which I hope is normal. Just hope I didn't do anything internally with all that coughing. Right upper thigh has a numb sensation that I hope goes away & have some pain in the same place which I hope isn't a clot. Skin has burning sensation to the touch my tummy & pelvic area. Pinkish discharge stopped after week 1, then turned a little brownish for a couple of days, but has started having some light yellowish discharge when I wipe after using restroom but no fever. Hopefully, this is normal. Still finding it hard to get comfortable to sleep & waking up many times a night. Thinking about filling the Ambien prescription Dr. gave me. Outside incision (glued on outside) looks to be healing okay. Hope all symptoms I've described are normal. Don't have another apt. until April 26 when he said he would do a gentle pelvic exam--not looking forward to that one. Anything sound abnormal to anyone? Thanks.
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Bowling Green, KY

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#120
Apr 25, 2011
 
Todd Drexel at graves gilbert clinic (: he is truly the best! Hes up front and honest and walks u step by step in everything!
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Bowling Green, KY

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#121
Apr 25, 2011
 
best ob wrote:
Dr Drexel is the best in Bowling Green. He delivered by last child by a scheduled Csection. He is a wonderful dr and really listens to his patients. He takes time with each patient and doesn't rush through. I had diffucult births before and miscarriages and was worried about my last pregnacy but he really done a good job at monitering everything during my pregnacy. Before seeing him I had been to Dr nemec for 9 years and loved him. The only thing is that his office had become really crowded and they seem to rush through the visits and calls never would get returned. But I highly recommend Dr Drexel and have never heard anything bad about him or his office.
I deft agree! He delivered my son in march of 09 if it wasnt for him idk what I would have done..
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Alliance, OH

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#122
Apr 25, 2011
 
I heard they all have tunnel vision

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