Thank you so much for visiting the site and for your post! It looks like you've been given a lot of really good information regarding your health and your post. You have certainly gone through a lot, and my heart goes out to you. It is never easy trying to figure out what to do in situations like this. I can give you all of the clinical information that you need, but more importantly, you have to follow your gut.
It sounds like you are on the fence about having a complete hysterectomy, and you rightfully should be. I love the fact that you are advocating for yourself and asking all of the right questions. I don't know anyone in the Chandler area itself, but that doesn't mean we can't find anyone who can help you if you want to stay right in your immediate area. But based on what I've seen and heard, I would recommend that you go see Dr. James Mouer at St. Joe's Hospital in Phoenix. Maybe you could also talk to some of your women friends in the Chandler area and find out some names of doctors who they liked. If you do find someone else who you like, please let us know--that is one way that we are building our community.
If you choose to have a complete hysterectomy, there are ways in which you can balance your hormones, like I have been able to do. It seems like complete hysterectomies lead to other things, like incontinence, and several other things. But there are options for those things as well. I'm never going to be a fan of a complete hysterectomy unless it is completely necessary, but this site is for women to come and learn all about their options, and to make their decisions based on choice. Please let us know if there is something else we can help you with. Thank you for coming onto the site, and please let us know what happens. We want to hear back from you.
By the way, did you notice that as of right now, 93 people have read your post since Friday afternoon? That is really amazing and so incredible, and it goes to show how much posts like yours are needed and help women learn from each other.
Best in health, Michelle