Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Post Hysterectomy Depression?

***Disclaimer-This post is a woe is me. So, if you don't feel like reading it then don't. And if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all! :-) *******

I am just wondering if there is a post hysterectomy depression, kind of like post partum depression. I have been in such a funk lately. It seems like all I do is cry and usually over the stupidest things. I have been trying to get out of the house more and stay busy thinking that will help get me out of this funk. But, that isn't even working. I am still having a very hard time knowing that I cannot have anymore children. It makes me feel like such a failure, especially being LDS. Don't get me wrong, I know how lucky I am to have 2 healthy, beautiful children, but it is still very hard. I see baby clothes and just get so sad that I can't buy them anymore. We have 5 people in our family right now who are pregnant and although I am so very happy for all of them, it definitely makes me sad. So, if anyone has any thoughts as to how I can deal with all this, please let me know. I just ask that you be gentle.



Chad and Jaycie Cole said...

So sorry Jodie! I wish had some words of wisdom, but I am the worst at giving good advise. I'll pray for you, and I hope you find comfort soon.

Devon said...

I'm sorry, honey. I'm sure it must have to do with hormonal levels...just take it a day at a time and don't get down on yourself. Hugs.

ab5cgang said...

The Lord knows what is best for us. If he wanted you to have more children I think he would of made it possible for you to. Only in his time will all make sence. Jodie he loves you and will help you through this.
On the other hand when I had mine done my doctor told me that a nun had a hysterectomy. She had a hard time. She felt like she gave up her womanhood.
Hang in there. I know you can do this. You have gone through so much in your life. You made it through that and I think you can make it through this. Good luck.

Mishelle Noyes said...

I think this depression you are feeling is normal with any woman who goes through any kind of process dealing with taking away the ability to have more children. I felt it also and am still feeling sad that I can't have any more children. And I have four beautiful healthy children. I just remind myself that I get have grand children someday :-) Just get wrapped up in the thought of being a good mom to the children you've been blessed with now. Motherhood is the most stressful yet rewarding calling in life. You've done a good job. Keep smiling. The Lord is proud of you.

The Haertlings said...

I can't have any more kids either, but we've decided whenthe time is right we are going to adopt at least one more. good luck it will all work out, maybe instead of focusing on what you can't have focus on what you do have 2 adorable kids! :)