I am scheduled for staging surgery in a few days. I am considered "lucky" by my doctors because they believe I am only stage 1 clear cell cancer. I had surgery a month ago to remove a large mass and my left ovary and they think they got all the cancer then. If there has been any metastasis, it is only microscopic I have been going back and forth on whether to remove my remaining ovary and uterus. I am 37, no kids but have a long history with endometriosis. I'm sad that I won't be able to have kids but with my history, conceiving may be a challenge so I'm sort of okay with that. From everyone I've talked with and who has replied to my original post, the consensus is to go ahead and remove everything. I have been reading online about hysterectomies and some of it scares me. I've read that after your bladder, bowels and other organs will shift positions, you may lose control over your bladder and bowels, you may lose feeling "down there" and others. I would like to know what things are like after the surgery and recovery and what side effects you guys have/had. I will also be put on hormone therapy and if anyone can shine some light that too that would be super helpful. And has anyone had the vertical abdominal incision, I'm super nervous about that?