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  •  39 years & 4 months for me! (1+ / 0-)
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    foucaultspendulum

    Ah, the money saved on birth control and personal products...!  :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:34:51 PM PST

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    •  Nonny, you've encouraged me to admit, it's (1+ / 0-)
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      been, time flies, 15 years of savings.  Nonny, what's your secret?  My mother took an early retirement from child production.  

      •  Hysterectomy (0+ / 0-)

        Well, partial hysterectomy, I guess, at age 27.

        I had endometriosis after having an IUD and then having it pulled out when I discovered the labor pains from my body trying to expel the damned thing were too much to bear, and then (no sex, no pregnancy) I stopped having period but spotted and a laparascopy found the endometrium clinging to the upper outside wall of the vagina inside my abdominal cavirty, and it was miserably painful...!  From even before I started having periods I had pain in my right side from age eleven forward (I spent a week in the hospital with pain in my right side at that age, didn't have periods until age 13, but the dr. was afraid my appendix would burst and he knew of the several family members who'd had burst appendix, including one death of a child from peritonitis, a cousin of my mother's, so the hospitalization was a precaution because we lived so far away from town). Appendectomy (it nearly ruptured!) at age 19 didn't stop the pain in my right side.  I had painful cysts on my right ovary almost every month.

        By a year after the laparascopy I was finally so darn stressed out over the pain I begged to have the right ovary removed.  When the gynecologist asked if I also wanted the uterus removed, I said yes, take it out; I don't plan on having any more children.  The left ovary, which had never given me any problems, remained intact, so I still had some regular hormones running through my system.

        Lack of pain.... Ahhhhhhhh, what a relief!!!!!

        I never missed the pain, the ovary, the uterus, or the periods and cramps that I'd always hated.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:15:10 PM PST

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