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Anyone Deal With Anxiety And Depressed After Successful Surgery

Anyone Deal With Anxiety And Depressed After Successful Surgery

I had excision surgery on Friday and also had a hysterectomy and fallopian tubes removed (ovaries intact). It was successful and I was so excited. I am post 4 days and for some reason my anxiety has come out of now where!? Anyone experienced something similar. I feel guilty, I got good news, but my mental state is in the toilet right now.

posted January 17
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Being in pain and not feeling well causes me anxiety every time I’m sick. Be kind to yourself and know that this is temporary. You’re still recovering and you will feel better.

posted 7 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I spoke with my surgeon today (she’s amazing) and she said that even though my ovaries are intact there is still a hormonal shift that happens after surgery. I am going to start on my progesterone again and see if that helps! Thank you for your answer, I hate having such conflicting emotions. Just grappling with , “ok I do have this medical condition” but it makes me feel happy to just see it typed out “I’ve won a battle against it!”

posted January 18
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Hi there! I have not had a hysterectomy, but I have had a few surgeries including endometriosis removal, and the removal of an ovary. My mental state definitely took hits after the ovary removal. I think the biggest part of it causing that is the hormones side - your body is adjusting to new normals and at least for me, any hormonal imbalance is something I am VERY affected by. You got good news, but it was big news, and big changes for you, so it's okay for your head to be happy and upset at the same time. Just allow yourself to feel all those feelings, but also allow yourself the victory. Endometriosis is a heck of an opponent and you've just won a battle against it!

posted January 18

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