Against my own better judgment (and I do have better judgment part of the time) I will respond. WHAT? Elective C/sections are becoming a daily thing and someone wants to nitpick about a woman deciding (for whatever reason) she'd be happier, not to mention healthier, without a uterus? Gimme a very serious break!
I had mine removed (yanked was the term my doc and I used) when I was almost 34 and I've never looked back. I have been healthier, happier, able to spend my money on things I really wanted instead of needed, and never once did I have to deal with the "loss of an organ." That one I don't get at all, unless the woman was hoping to have more children, which I wasn't.
My friend, however, didn't have the same experience. She's a bit older than I. I'm almost 58 and she's 60 and it was just a couple of years ago that she finally found a doc who would agree to "yanking" hers. Now in the 20 years prior to that, she was miserable: and the rest of us around her were also. Miserable for her I mean. Her doc kept asking her to "try this" or "try that" and it was just ridiculous! I kept telling her to find another doc!
So mine was done, well, about 22 years ago today in fact. It was a vag hyst, back then I was in the hospital for 2 days. I had the surgery on a Tuesday, home on Thursday, out to lunch on Saturday and on Monday I went to Hawaii with my fiance for a week. All with my doc's blessing.
A hysterectomy probably saved my emotional life, that's all I can say and would like to ask those who still have theirs by their own choice not to judge the rest of us. And when it comes time that you've had enough of it, I hope and pray that you'll be able to find a caregiver who really cares and will help you.