I saw the actual Gyn this morning. If you have missed any of the saga of my 'lady parts,' you can read up on them here, here, and a brief bit here. I really liked him a lot and he was very patient with the three pages of questions I had typed to ask him.
I am not a candidate for a hysterectomy. It is not warranted in my case, so that makes me very happy. Apparently most of my symptioms are fairly common for a woman my age, but that does not mean that nothing can or will be done. It is not necessarily a health issue. I could struggle along as I have been doing for years, but there is no point in it with medical science as advanced as it is.
So, I will be having the endometrial ablation. This should make my quality of life better and couldn't we all do with a little improvement?
The (minor) surgery will take place the morning of 28 Aug. It is an out-patient surgery and Dr. R said I will only be out for about 15 minutes and I could leave about an hour after that. I will take Friday off, although it is more because I want to than because I have to. Then I will enjoy some football on Saturday (kick off is coming!) and the Labor Day weekend & be back to work on Tuesday.
And then, hopefully, I can go back to being one of those stupidly healthy people who only go to the doctor once a year for a checkup! :-)