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Endometriosis awareness week
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. This year, endometriosis awareness week takes place between 3rd and 9th March and Endometriosis UK have adopted the slogan It’s OK to talk. Period! I think it’s something we should all be taking account of as, with the exception of Breast Cancer, we tend not to find women’s health issues – particularly gynae issues on any sort of a public agenda. Somehow the most important bits of our bodies are left to be di...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health endometriosis Source Type: news

Emergency hysterectomy following c-section – Lindsey’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I was overjoyed when I found out I was pregnant at the start of 2014 and had conceived really quick which was great as I felt at 28 I was ready to start a family with my husband of 8 years. I had done all the mad girly holidays and travelling so 2014 was going to be my year of entering a new phase, motherhood!! My pregnancy was fairly straightforward as far as pregnancies go, I had to finish work early at 29 weeks though as I had go...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emergency hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 6 weeks post op now after getting a TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) done. Have read tons of blog posts, Googled on medical information and also found answers to my never ending questions that I was never prepared for in the first place, before going in for the surgery. This is an attempt to combine as much information about the hysterectomy post-op as possible based on the above reads as well as my own experiences. First ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

Women have been oversold HRT for decades
High-quality studies, rather than drugs companies, are finally driving menopause treatment – but there’s a lot of ground to make upOn my desk I keep a copy of Feminine Forever, a book promoting hormone replacement therapy (HRT), published in 1966, by Robert A Wilson. On the front, it proclaims that it is “a fully documented discussion of one of medicine’s most revolutionary breakthroughs – the discovery that the menopause is a hormone deficiency disease, curable and totally preventable and that every woman, no matter what her age, can safely live a fully sexed life for her entire life”.I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Margaret McCartney Tags: Health Medical research Menopause Women Society Science Source Type: news

Menopausal symptoms 'last longer' than previously thought
Conclusion This is an interesting study with a long follow-up period. It suggests the length of time women have hot flushes for may be underestimated. However, it was carried out on US women and the results may not be generalisable to other populations. That aside, unlike many other studies of its type, it did make an effort to include a range of ethnicities, including Chinese, Hispanic and African-American women. The study relied on women self-reporting their symptoms only once each year, which may affect its reliability. It also only looked at women who reported getting frequent vasomotor symptoms (at least six days i...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Source Type: news

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says
Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy just got a little harder to bear: A study recently published in JAMA found that hot flashes can last up to 14 years, especially if you start having them while you are still peri-menopausal. The median time a woman experiences hot flashes is 7.4 years, so the thought of enduring them for nearly twice as long isn't exactly welcome news. The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multiracial/multiethnic observational study of the menopausal transition among ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for At Least 7 Years
Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy raises new cancer concern
Drugs millions of women take for menopause symptoms are linked to another serious health risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it still be a happy Valentine’s Day?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include fatigue, pain and depression, and these symptoms can have a profound effect not only on the sufferer, but also the sufferer’s partner and their relationship with each other. Ch...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News clinical trials covance relationships Source Type: news

Do you take medication for high cholesterol?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. 6 out of every 10 people in the UK have raised cholesterol levels. Over time, cholesterol can build up in the arteries – so without treatment, high cholesterol levels can lead to serious health issues, including heart attacks, strokes and angina. In the UK alone, 6 – 7 million people are taking prescribed medicines called statins to help lower their cholesterol levels. Some commonly prescribed statins in the UK include s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer RiskHormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
Although the risk associated with hormone replacement therapy was greatest with recent use, some excess risk remained years after stopping, according to a large meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'
Taking hormone replacement therapy for even short periods of time can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, analysis of 52 studies finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that ovarian cancer risk was significantly increased in current HRT users, even in those with less than five years of HRT use (the average was three years). In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago HRT use had stopped, but risks during the first few years after stopping remained significant. Furthermore, about a decade after stopping, long-duration hormone therapy use (average nine years of HRT use), there still seemed to be a small excess risk. The review has a few limitations, however. The main one is that the review was heavily influenced by ju...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk
A meta-analysis of 52 separate studies has concluded that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer. For every 1,000 women taking HRT drugs for five years from the age of 50, one extra woman will develop ovarian cancer. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT treatment raises risk of ovarian cancer, says study
Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy have ‘significantly increased’ risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to major research Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer Science UK news Source Type: news

Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy associated with increased ovarian cancer risk
Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, even for just a few years, is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer, according to a detailed re-analysis of all the available evidence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk, says study
Benefits of hormone replacement therapy outweigh risks, says Irish Medicines Board (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alert as hormone replacement therapy ‘doubles risk’ of ovarian cancer
HORMONE replacement therapy is almost doubling the risk of a million middle-aged British women developing ovarian cancer, a study warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin. However, there are some alterna...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternative Health osteoporosis recipes vitamin d Source Type: news

The Natural Secrets For Hormone Replacement, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)
If you're just starting menopause and don't want to resort to hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Christiane Northrup says there are a few things you can incorporate into your diet to help with your symptoms. Eat foods that are high in omega three fats and magnesium, as well as iodine, which balances estrogen. Dr. Northrup personally uses an herb called pueraria mirifica. "It's a miracle herb from Thailand that's been used for almost 700 years," Dr. Northrup explains. "Look for the kind that contains puresterol, which means it has been extracted correctly." This supplement has also been shown to have a gre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A great laparoscopic hysterectomy experience – Jo’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi there, I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (fallopian tubes, cervix and womb) 2 and a 1/2 weeks ago, mid January 2015, I can honestly say I not only do I feel great, I’m about 85% back to normal, and have no real discomfort or pain. Best thing I have ever done. I am 46 and not on the slim side and work full time in a very full on job, I am not a sport billy, liking good food and wine too much! As soon as I got back to t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories laparascopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

Da Vinci hysterectomy for fibroids – TJ’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have had heavy periods for the last 6 years. The last two years the bleeding became heavier and the pain far worse. I went to my GP again 2 years ago after losing so much blood in all one go with huge clots. An ultrasound scan revealed a large fibroid 8 x 5 cm. My GP at that time ordered a CA125 test which was 63. The gynaecologist recommended in 3 mins that I required a total hysterectomy with removal of the right ovary. Due to a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories da vinci hysterectomy fibroids Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – January 2015
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It’s been a few months since the last newsletter went out, in fact it was in September, and a lot has happened since then. Not only have we have Christmas, but we announced the winners of Hysteria 2014; more about that later though. First of all, I’d like to welcome all our brand new readers. I hope you’ll find the information we have on the hysterectomy association website interesting and helpful. Secondly, we&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters international hysterectomy awareness month Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis – Why a hug might be the last thing you need
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, and another prime example of an invisible illness. Physically, an MS patient may look well for most of the time, and might be able to go about normal daily activities like work and family life. However, what’s happening below the surface tells a very different story. The immune system attacks the myelin sheathing which protects the body’s nervous system, leaving the nerve expo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions covance invisible illness multiple sclerosis Source Type: news

Recent Hysterectomy – Jane’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi Ladies, I joined the site back in November but this is my first time posting. I’m 39 and a single Mum to my 5 year old son. I have suffered with Endometriosis since my mid-twenties and subsequently had 3 operations to remove the growth, after which I felt much improved until it returned and I began the same repeat of surgery! After the birth of my son in 2009 everything seemed fine until the end of 2012 when the niggling lo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis laparascopically assisted hysterectomy Source Type: news

A really positive experience – Kathy’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 63 years old and had been putting up with a cystocele for the past 5 years following a rectocele repair (when the surgeon had told me the cystocele was not bad enough to repair at the time). Finally it got the better of me and I went for a consultation only to be told that my uterus had prolapsed as well. On 4th December I had a hysterectomy and cystocele repair. I had prepared well for it having bought Linda’s 101 handy ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 1, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cystocele rectocele Source Type: news

ShapeMed acquired by Life Time Fitness
Atlanta-based wellness and non-surgical aesthetics clinic ShapeMed has been acquired by Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life Company. ShapeMed, to be rebranded as ShapeMed by Life Time, will provide services such as skincare, laser and injectables and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Minneapolis-based Life Time (NYSE: LTM) operates 113 centers in the United States and Atlanta, with six total locations in the metro area. "[Life Time's] primary focus is a gym, but they have evolved into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

This is how it began – Dawn’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It stated back in 2006. I had sterilisation reversal, I got pregnant but then miscarried after 6 weeks. My whole life collapsed, I felt a failure, felt what had I done wrong to deserve this, but then had to think mother nature had blessed me with 5 healthy children, but unfortunately wasn’t to the man of my dreams. I then carried on bleeding and in pain, had a few ops in the year, but then had to opt for full abdo hysterectomy...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 29, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy heavy bleeding Source Type: news

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Here’s to a very merry Christmas and peaceful and healthy New Year for all our lovely ladies. xx The post Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas written by Linda Parkinson-Hardman appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. (Source: The Hysterectomy Association)
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas Source Type: news

A positive decision – Suzie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. From around the middle of 2013 I found that my periods were becoming slightly erratic after years of them being regular. By Christmas last year I also noticed a mass or bump in my abdomen which got more prominent during the first part of 2014. By Easter time I decided to go to the doctor. Why leave it so late before investigating? I didn’t actually feel unwell and am very bad at going to the doctor so hung on until my husband ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Hurry up January 21st 2015 – Vorrie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I got my period at age 14, my mother never told me what to expect and since I started on a plane from UK to US, I was convinced the cabin pressure had ruptured something inside me and I was going to bleed out. I was reassured that was not the case. My teenage years were miserable, never had a period less than 10 days with heavy bleeding and huge (I am talking clots that would each fill a bowl). Since I was not yet sexually active I ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding Source Type: news

Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms
Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review, which highlights that menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats are common, affecting around 70% of women for an average of 5 years but may continue for many years in about 10% of women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

To T3 or Not: Combo Therapy in HypothyroidismTo T3 or Not: Combo Therapy in Hypothyroidism
The new ATA guidelines on hypothyroidism have sparked controversy, with endocrinologists reacting in different ways to the recommendations regarding thyroid-hormone-replacement therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Curse of Tinsel-Blindness : Chronic Illness at Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Christmas is a time to cast aside the everyday and embrace the magic of it all. But what if your everyday routines are essential to controlling your health? Rarely does the whole of the UK move with such unified purposefulness as at Christmas. Through the year, significant dates, birthdays, deadlines come and go for each of us. But December – from the tree going up, to the presents being wrapped, to the turkey going in the ove...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas depression diabetes fibromyalgia invisible illness Source Type: news

Pending TAH for Fibroids – Nadine’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I consider myself lucky by being able to say that my periods have never been unmanageable which is one of the reasons my OBGYN finds my situation to be so odd and had put off considering me a candidate for hysterectomy until recently. I started off having my gallbladder removed, coming too after the surgery and having the Doctor tell me he found “something else” which turned out to be a fibroid growing up off the top of ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms
(Wiley) Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review published Dec. 19 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Unlucky Midwife – Rosie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have had regular periods all my life without any gynaecological problems, and I have not ever been pregnant. From 2003 I understand that I had a small fibroid which grew into 72mm x 70mm in size. This caused me a pain sometimes when I had my periods, and my gynaecologist decided that I needed to have a hysterectomy, but I did not agree with him. Instead I wanted to have a myomectomy. (ie to remove the fibroid only). However my gyn...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 16, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories myomectomy Source Type: news

Healing – Deborah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had my full hysterectomy and appendectomy 9 days ago. It was due to symptoms of bloating and ovarian pelvic pain, they had previously done a sonogram which revealed a cyst on my left ovary. I am 55 years old so not needing them I knew that they had to go and read up a lot online about having them removed and my appendix as there was pain there also So, when I spoke to the Dr. we discussed about also taking out the uterus and cerv...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 16, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories pelvic pain total hysterectomy Source Type: news

NYIT study: Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias
(New York Institute of Technology) Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study by a team of medical researchers at New York Institute of Technology.In the National Institutes of Health-funded study, published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the team found that thyroid hormone replacement therapy significantly reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation -- a specific kind of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia -- in the rats, compared to a control group that did not receive the hormones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The fight never stops – Joanne’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had a long history of gynae problems and therefore am very lucky to have three beautiful daughters. My husband and I decided we wouldn’t have anymore children, as we didn’t want our existing children to be put on or not have everything we could give them. Then, when our youngest was 6 and I’d had the mirena coil fitted for four years, I had an ectopic pregnancy. I was so shocked and obviously all the weeks follow...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories miscarriage pelvic pain tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes: Not Invisible, but Misunderstood
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing global health concern. It is estimated to affect more than 300 million people worldwide, and around 90% of all diabetics have this form of the condition. However, despite type 2 being well and truly in the spotlight, it is still frequently misunderstood. Much has been said in the media about the connection between type 2 diabetes, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle – so much so that perhaps ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health clinical trials covance diabetes invisible illness Source Type: news

Hysterectomy after myomectomy – Sandra’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had a myomectomy 8 years ago because of fibroids – I was supposed to have keyhole surgery to have them removed but in the end they had to do an abdominal myomectomy. I lost 4 pints of blood in the process and was signed-off work for three months (I have an office job, nothing too strenuous). When I started to feel pressure on my bladder in the summer I guessed that perhaps the fibroids were back – despite having had a ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy fibroids myomectomy Source Type: news

Committed to finding ME again – Rebecca’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I’ve been relatively passive on here over the last few months, but feel that the time has now come to share how things are and have been for me seven months (to the day) since my vaginal hysterectomy. Firstly, I should say that the site and the support and advice offered to and by the women on here is invaluable, and I haven’t interacted as much as I could have done. My story pre-op isn’t much different than what y...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emotions heavy bleeding pms vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Day 5 of my new life after fibroids! – Caroline’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I found this site so helpful in the run up to my operation and made a promise that I would add my own experience when the time was right. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 5 days ago due to a large fibroid and multiple others. Unlike some women, I didn’t have years of agonising over the operation, I saw my Consultant privately in July and was told any other procedure would only bring temporary relief so we made the decision...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

2 days later – Wish I’d done it years ago! Buy the book and go for it! – Caroline’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. 4 days ago I was filled with dread and in the preceding week considered cancelling my appointment hourly. I was going to have a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH). Partial leaving the ovaries. It all happened so quickly in the end from a 1st appointment end of September to confirmed surgery a little over a month later. I had not been to a gynaecologist since the birth of my 3rd child nearly 18 years ago. And the only ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids LAVH Source Type: news

Recovery after hysterectomy – Joy’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. On Jan 20th 14 I had a hysterectomy which was vaginally performed. All went well and I was discharged the following day. I felt better, but after about 5 months I developed severe back pain which am now managing with the help of exercises. My main concern though is these days when am not lubricated I feel a bulge in my vagina although not as big as before the op but its there. Does anybody feel the same? Please some advice needed he...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysteria Writing Competition 2014 Winners Announced
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Finally, after a short delay, we now have our list of winners for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. I am so pleased to say that the standard was, as usual, exceptionally high and our judges all said how much they enjoyed reading the variety of entries sent through. I’d also like to give you a sneak preview of the Hysteria 3 anthology cover. Hysteria 3 contains all ten winning entries from each category, together with some...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing Competition hysteria 2014 hysteria 3 Source Type: news

Hopeless – Amanda’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi I was just wanting to share my story. I am 32 years old and have suffered with heavy periods since I was 16. At the time everyone dismissed this and I was told it was normal but after I had my two children the pain and bleeding worsened. I have spent the last 5 years of my life been passed from one consultant to another who all told me I was too young for a hysterectomy. Finally last year a new consultant agreed it was my only op...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories heavy periods Source Type: news