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Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren ’ s story
The post Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had my hysterectomy 10 weeks ago today and what a rollercoaster it’s been thus far! It was a tah bso (total abdominal hysterectomy and ovaries removed). I had it due to a large melon sized fibroid that was sat on top of my womb and growing fast (did 2 years watch and wait with scans, blood tests, hysteroscopy etc.). I refused the coil due to 2 pregnancies with a coil in years ago in my 20’s. I tried tablets to shrink my fibroid but felt dizzy so came off them quickly. I had heavy painful periods due to the f...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids surgical menopause tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I gave myself a light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel as I believe in putting all my chances on my side when it comes to surgeries. I researched and prepared myself well before my hysterectomy. For ex; what to eat, before and after, making sure I bring home meds that do not cause constipation… I had a chart on the fridge that reminded me what I can or cannot do on a weekly basis, (it also helped my husband realise how long a process it was!). I looked forward to the coming weeks whi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean ’ s story
The post Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Irmagean shares some practical preparation and knowledge of her hysterectomy earlier this year. In 2011 I was referred to an OB to discuss my heavy periods as a result of fibroids, at that time she suggested an IUD. While it was good having no periods with the IUD, I was having a period every day with light bleeding which required a light panty liner. I removed the IUD after a few months. In 2013 I changed family doctor as my previous one moved. I was referred to another OB. He suggested Fibristal...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked?
The post Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked? appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. There is growing body of research evidence suggesting that adults who have experienced childhood abuse are more likely to have health problems than those without these experiences. Since the early days of the Hysterectomy Association, over 20 years ago, there have been a significant number of women self-reporting some form of abuse in their past history. The types of abuse they talk about ranges widely from sexual and physical to bullying, often experiencing more than one type with more than one person involved at different tim...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Research abuse physical abuse sexual abuse Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian ’ s story
The post Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story is this which I hope will help others, as I feel I could and should have been given more information regarding exercises for pelvic floor muscles. I have since suffered another prolapse after my hysterectomy, this time a rectocele prolapse at the beginning of April 2017, I suppose because I have overdone things, but had I been given more information, perhaps this could have been prevented. I first suffered a prolapsed uterus in September 2016 and had a LAVH on 19th Dec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories pelvic floor exercises prolapse rectocele Source Type: news

Freedom at last – Lisa ’ s story
The post Freedom at last – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I was 12 when the pains first started. Excruciating pains such that I would count the hours between pain killers and hide at the back of the class trying not to cry. I watched my mother go through the same thing so I figured it was normal. Periods were to be feared each and every month. They were never on time, never when I expected them and always left me tired. But I carried on. As I approached my twenties, and boys came into my life, so did the contraceptive pill and at last the periods were bearable. Each month the pain was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis fibroids Source Type: news

Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen ’ s story
The post Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi. OK here it goes. Linda helped by taking time to send me a book, writing back emails etc. So I guess we need each other all of us. From a very early age I started my periods at 11 on my eve of 12th birthday. I was never told what it was, despite having 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I was the youngest coming from a Irish catholic background. My dad was strictest with me. I suffered with mine. Really bad. I would go through pads in 10 mins up to 2 every 2 hours or so. I would bleed straight through to...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding PCOS Source Type: news

Hysterectomy and cancer – Judith ’ s story
The post Hysterectomy and cancer – Judith’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story starts in the middle of 2010 when I started having increased frequency in my periods and by November 2010 they had become unbearable with flooding, which was getting to the point of interrupting with my home and work life. My colleagues at work kept losing me and I had to carry a change of clothes with me wherever I went. At this point I went to the GP and asked for a gynaecologist referral, which thankfully because of having a good Dr she agreed to refer me. I struggled on and early Jan 2011 I had the first o...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy endometrial cancer total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

My hysterectomy experience – Jean ’ s story
The post My hysterectomy experience – Jean’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi this is my experience of having a full hysterectomy, I had suffered many years with heavy periods and anaemia. From pills and more pills, to ablation nothing worked. I have completed my family and at 47 I wanted to get my life back as I felt as though my life was worked around my period. Holidays, days out, shopping and the relationship with my husband. So on 7th of February I had surgery a full hysterectomy. The operation went well, but I want to inform others of some things I was not told would happen after surge...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

My hysterectomy experience – Jean ’ s story
The post My hysterectomy experience – Jean’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi this is my experience of having a full hysterectomy, I had suffered many years with heavy periods and anaemia. From pills and more pills, to ablation nothing worked. I have completed my family and at 47 I wanted to get my life back as I felt as though my life was worked around my period. Holidays, days out, shopping and the relationship with my husband. So on 7th of February I had surgery a full hysterectomy. The operation went well, but I want to inform others of some things I was not told would happen after surge...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Laparoscopic modified radical hysterectomy for cystadenoma – Clare ’ s story
The post Laparoscopic modified radical hysterectomy for cystadenoma – Clare’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I was referred to a gynaecologist for post menopausal bleeding 3 months ago. He did a vaginal ultrasound and saw a cyst. Removal of the ovary was mentioned as a possibility because of my age (55) but he first ordered a MRI for further information because of the bleeding. This showed a solid area in the cyst which I was told could mean borderline or early ovarian cancer so the decision was taken to do a BSO and hysterectomy within 30 days with the possibility of further surgery to the l...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cystadenoma omentum ovarian cyst Source Type: news

Successful and welcoming hysterectomy – Joanna ’ s story
The post Successful and welcoming hysterectomy – Joanna’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy just after my 43rd birthday due to 2 very large fibroids making my uterus the equivalent of a 16 week pregnancy. It was the second time the fibroids had re-occurred having already had a myomectomy 9 years ago. From having the initial scan to the surgery (3 months) the fibroids had grown another 3cm making them 10 cm each, it was decided not to give me the drug treatment to try to shrink the fibroids as it was unsuccessful previously. Due to the position and size I had ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adhesions fibroids myomectomy Source Type: news

It ’ s your body, it ’ s your choice – Louise ’ s story
The post It’s your body, it’s your choice – Louise’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I woke up the day after my work Christmas party with, not the raging hangover some of my colleagues might have, but dreadful pains across my lower half, the small of my back and down my left leg. My period was due, and being 48, I thought this could be the peri-menopause too! Joys of being a woman! But I really didn’t give it an awful lot of thought. But the pains got worse. I was working as a teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam where all healthcare is paid for, and appointments are always available. I...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories endometriosis ovarian cyst Source Type: news

Polyps – Sue ’ s story
The post Polyps – Sue’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I didn’t in fact end up having a hysterectomy. I had Polyps removed in December and the biopsy they did then showed Complex Hyperplasia. I was told by the Consultant to stop the HRT I was on (I take the one that still gives you periods) as I had Complex Hyperplasia and to take some continual form of progesterone, preferably the Myrena Coil and to stop taking any form of oestrogen. I was told categorically by several Consultants that it was the only course of action. I decided against the Myrena Coil as my daughter had had a terribl...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Health Conditions complex hyperplasia polyps Source Type: news

TAH hysterctomy, large fibroid – Lisa ’ s story
Conclusion – I do not regret my decision to have a hysterectomy at all. For me, it was the right decision so far. I didn’t think the big lump that was very noticeable in my stomach was an issue as I was used to it but now I cannot feel that or my cervix (which was 2 inches above my belly button) it is lovely. I have, by no means, a flat stomach now but I hope with healthy eating and daily exercise the swelling will go down and I will regain feeling in my lower stomach. I think you have to expect a certain amount of pain and discomfort at the start and I would definitely recommend whatever pain relief you feel y...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 2, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

My hysterectomy and cancer journey – Anya ’ s story
The post My hysterectomy and cancer journey – Anya’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had been suffering from heavy bleeding on and off since the birth of my second child in 2012 , medication and the contraceptive pill did nothing to ease the bleeding and I was referred to a gynaecologist, I initially saw a locum gynaecologist who persuaded me to have a Mirena coil fitted. However that made matters matters worse and some six months later following several appointments with another gynaecologist, a hysteroscopy and scans it was discovered that coil had managed to lodge itself in my uterus and ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer leiomyosarcoma Source Type: news

What a pain! – Lisa ’ s story
The post What a pain! – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I knew I had endometriosis as it had a laparoscopy that identified this in my mid thirties as part of infertility investigations. I tried ICSI once after that and paid privately but we were unsuccessful in having a baby. We carried on ‘leaving it up to nature’ for many years after that but nothing happened. At the age of forty three we decided that we wouldn’t actively pursue my getting pregnant any more and put the idea to bed – my husband has a 17 yr old daughter from a previous marriage and she lives...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories endometriosis Source Type: news

Taking the decision for abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy – Gill’s story
The post Taking the decision for abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy – Gill’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had an abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy just over 3 months ago. It took me 1 ¾ years from diagnosis to making a decision to have a hysterectomy. I hope my reflections might help others who are going through this journey. I suppose my periods started getting heavier 3 or 4 years ago. It’s funny how the volume of bleeding goes up slowly without you noticing how bad it’s become. Just over 2 years ago I was very tired ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

I still don ’ t think it is necessary! – Sian ’ s story
The post I still don’t think it is necessary! – Sian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Well, as you will see, the title of my story isn’t strictly true, but my journey started when I went to my GP with slight menopausal bleeding. It took me a few days to decide whether it was bleeding or just slightly coloured discharge, however, she told me that they always refer anyone over 60 with post menopausal bleeding to the aptly named ‘post menopausal bleeding clinic’! I was out enjoying a meal with friends, when I received a phone call from the clinic inviting me in for a cons...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer Source Type: news

A runner ’ s hysterectomy recovery – Jo ’ s story
The post A runner’s hysterectomy recovery – Jo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. At 47, for eighteen months I’d been suffering excruciating pain every time I went to the loo. Sometimes, the pain was so horrendous that I would find myself subconsciously stopping myself midflow. Other things began to happen too; my constipation that I had suffered for many years at the time of my period became a permanent problem and I had a constant pain in my left groin that seemed to worsen when I sat for any length of time. An internal scan and an MRI scan drew a blank. Thankfully I had a fantast...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis LAVH Source Type: news

Better late than never as they say! – Karron ’ s story
The post Better late than never as they say! – Karron’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I write this story some 6 months after my hysterectomy, I was one of those people that used to pop in and read all the stories, which I must confess really helped me, especially the hints and the special things that would help. So here is my story. Sorry it is late. I presented at A&E this time last year with gallstone pancreatitis seriously ill, at the time the medics found I had a mass in my womb, which I did not know about, I just thought I had a bulky tummy. Turns out my womb was full of fibroids, t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

East Midlands Patients, Carer & Public Networking Event
The post East Midlands Patients, Carer & Public Networking Event appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. A ground breaking event for East Midlands patients across a wide range of health issues, including women with gynaecological health issues, is being set up for anyone who wants to make a difference in their local health and care services. The knowledge and views of patients, carers and service users are an invaluable resource for health and care services. The NHS five year forward view talks about harnessing the ‘renewable energy represented by patient and communities’ and the ‘need to engage w...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Events east midlands PPI Source Type: news

Total abdominal hysterectomy – Amanda ’ s story
The post Total abdominal hysterectomy – Amanda’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hello, at the age of 42 I had a TAH (keeping my ovaries) in December 2015. My problems started a year before that when I came off the mini pill in December 2014 because I was starting to bleed a little while taking it. By February 2016, I was bleeding so heavily and randomly that I became anaemic and was booked in for a scan. I had the first scan in March which didn’t show enough – womb was obscured, I was then booked in for a procedure to have a consultant do an internal scan while hopefully fitting a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids heavy bleeding Source Type: news

5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy
The post 5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. We all know that diet and nutrition play an important role in our ongoing health and well-being; after all we’ve seen the reports about salt, fat, sugar and all the other nasties over the year’s.  What’s worrying though is when what we thought was bad turns out to be good (in moderation) and vice versa. Those foods we’ve been avoiding all these years, because they were the worst thing we could eat, are in fact an essential part of a health diet. So, this post is designed to help you under...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery healthy diet vitamin a vitamin c vitamin d vitamin K vitamins and minerals zinc Source Type: news

My hysterectomy journey – Marianne ’ s story
The post My hysterectomy journey – Marianne’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My hysterectomy journey has not been straight forward. I’d been experiencing serious problems with flooding with urine when I had a cold since my son was born 12 yrs ago. When I sought help yrs later, it was put down to pelvic floor problems. Because I couldn’t cope with the intensity of physio requirements, with no scans I was declined surgery. Over the past 2-3 years I developed problems with my bowels and every morning, had to make frequent visits to the loo, with the occasional ‘accident&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 21, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids incontinence Source Type: news

My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona ’ s story
The post My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 48 years old with 4 children. I have always been fortunate to have nice normal periods but this changed around 3 years ago when they became heavy with clotting and dragging pain. I didn’t take too much notice and it wasn’t as debilitating as some other women’s stories that I have read. Around the same time, sexual intercourse became uncomfortable moving towards painful and then extremely painful. I also had stress incontinence so avoided my previously active aerobic lifestyle as I had ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids post op infection Source Type: news

Only 14 days since TAH – Anne Marie ’ s story
The post Only 14 days since TAH – Anne Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. After years of heavy periods and then the diagnosis of a fibroid (size of cricket ball) my GP referred me to see gynaecologist at my local hospital. My husband and I went along to the consultation and she really did listen to me. I explained how the symptoms were affecting my life, marriage, etc and she offered me either ablation for the 2nd time or TAH. Without hesitation I chose TAH. I had the operation on 8th June 2016. I was scared on the morning of the surgery but I needn’t have been. Everyone at the hosp...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids heavy bleeding total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Support Groups sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

Sex after the menopause
The post Sex after the menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. Although som...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Menopause sex sexual health sexuality Source Type: news

My total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy – Joon ’ s story
The post My total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy – Joon’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. At the end of July 2015 I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. I was forty eight years old and this is my story. I was in my mid to late twenties, a mum, wife and total rock concert fan, life was great. Then my periods became “different” at one stage actually stopped for around nine to ten months. My GP told me I had no eggs! However, two years on we got our longed for special delivery, a son. After his birth my periods were normal...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy tah Source Type: news

My total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy – Joon’s story
The post My total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy – Joon’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. At the end of July 2015 I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. I was forty eight years old and this is my story. I was in my mid to late twenties, a mum, wife and total rock concert fan, life was great. Then my periods became “different” at one stage actually stopped for around nine to ten months. My GP told me I had no eggs! However, two years on we got our longed for special delivery, a son. After his birth my periods were normal...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy tah Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy – Beverley ’ s Story
The post My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In October 2015 at the age of 49, I had a total hysterectomy. I had for some years beforehand been suffering from extremely heavy periods that came whenever they felt like it. I had put this down to getting older and putting on a lot of weight. Then towards the end of 2014, I noticed that I had developed a small umbilical hernia. I decided to try to lose the weight in 2015 so, in January, I started eating more healthily and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I started to lose weight but my stomach size did not change. ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 12, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories enhanced recovery programme heavy bleeding total hysterectomy Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story
The post My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In October 2015 at the age of 49, I had a total hysterectomy. I had for some years beforehand been suffering from extremely heavy periods that came whenever they felt like it. I had put this down to getting older and putting on a lot of weight. Then towards the end of 2014, I noticed that I had developed a small umbilical hernia. I decided to try to lose the weight in 2015 so, in January, I started eating more healthily and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I started to lose weight but my stomach size did not change. ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 12, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories enhanced recovery programme heavy bleeding total hysterectomy Source Type: news

The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann ’ s story
The post The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I was diagnosed with endometriosis to my bowel with treatment my symptoms were manageable. Until I was 48, when it came back and worse, I was referred back to a gynaecologist, his care was terrible after tests, I was told I had a bulky uterus, and th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis da vinci hysterectomy endometriosis Source Type: news

The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story
The post The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I was diagnosed with endometriosis to my bowel with treatment my symptoms were manageable. Until I was 48, when it came back and worse, I was referred back to a gynaecologist, his care was terrible after tests, I was told I had a bulky uterus, and th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis da vinci hysterectomy endometriosis Source Type: news

Kathryn ’ s hints for a healthy hysterectomy
The post Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In January I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I am 48 years old. Since the age of 14, I’ve had terrible periods; very very heavy, painful, long and with debilitating PMS symptoms. I was put on the pill at 14 and have tried every medical and holistic intervention since. These are my hints and tips for having a healthy hysterectomy. History 17 years ago, after a laparoscopy, I was diagnosed with moderate to severe endometriosis. I tried accupuncture, kineaseology, homeoepathy. I t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 21, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometriosis hysterectomy hospital bag Source Type: news

Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy
The post Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In January I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I am 48 years old. Since the age of 14, I’ve had terrible periods; very very heavy, painful, long and with debilitating PMS symptoms. I was put on the pill at 14 and have tried every medical and holistic intervention since. These are my hints and tips for having a healthy hysterectomy. History 17 years ago, after a laparoscopy, I was diagnosed with moderate to severe endometriosis. I tried accupuncture, kineaseology, homeoepathy. I t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 21, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometriosis hysterectomy hospital bag Source Type: news

Not the ‘ nightmare ’ I was expecting – Shelia ’ s story
The post Not the ‘nightmare’ I was expecting – Shelia’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 45 and required a TAH due to two large fibroids. The TAH was done under an epidural quite a weird feeling during the procedure but absolutely no pain and recovery was so much better than a general anaesthetic. My hysterectomy was not the nightmare I was expecting. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago (6th Jan 2016) and was up and walking (albeit rather ‘gingerly’) after 24 hrs (when the catheter was removed). There was quite a bit of bleeding afterwards but this only lasted for 48hrs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Not the ‘nightmare’ I was expecting – Shelia’s story
The post Not the ‘nightmare’ I was expecting – Shelia’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 45 and required a TAH due to two large fibroids. The TAH was done under an epidural quite a weird feeling during the procedure but absolutely no pain and recovery was so much better than a general anaesthetic. My hysterectomy was not the nightmare I was expecting. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago (6th Jan 2016) and was up and walking (albeit rather ‘gingerly’) after 24 hrs (when the catheter was removed). There was quite a bit of bleeding afterwards but this only lasted for 48hrs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news