During her surgery, the doctors also discovered another complication. She suffered a condition that reverses her monthly cycles, resulting in blood retention.
The surgery was successful, and now, Lena is finally free of the disturbing pain she was suffering. She is still reliant on medication for the time being, but her situation is much improved.
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Life after surgery
Although she does not have the uterus, Lena still hopes to have a baby of her own someday. Thankfully, her ovaries were saved during the procedure. She said:
I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now. Soon I’ll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.