In conversation with Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
This week I’m in conversation with Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar. I was fortunate, back in 2012 to come across Mohana’s work and her book ‘Love comes later’. She very kindly graced my Thursday Throng in an interview and since then has gone on to win several awards for her work, including Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013. When we talked she explained how she felt about her challenging relationship with writing and gives a fantastic insight into the inner world of the writer. One piece of advice she gave was that a would-be author needs to be very clear about why they are writing in the first place...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Healthy Happy Writer author interview Source Type: news

The Prayer #FridayFiction
Old bones creaking and aching from the kneeling. Hands warped with the weave and weft of life that don’t quite meet as they once did. And looking back the prayers and wishes she had made over many years had not yet come to pass. But still she turns up, every day, as the bell tolled and the doors opened. Making her way carefully to the back pew she slides along to the usual spot and kneels in supplication. Slowly she forms an image in her mind of a child holding the hand of his father. She scrolls forward through the years that have since passed, gently imagining how he changes over time. By the time she finishes he i...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing friday fiction Source Type: news

Introducing the Healthy Happy Writer Show
Over the years I’ve done many interviews with writers and authors on the Thursday Throng, Over 262 if you want to be exact about it. And they’ve been great, they still are great, but … they are fairly static and whilst the aim of the questions is always to encourage writers to share something of what makes them tick, I’ve always thought it would be nice to share something more dynamic, like a podcast or vlog. The truth is I never had the courage to do it. And then the coronavirus pandemic arrived in town and we were all shuttered, the many distractions I’d used over the years to stop myself ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Healthy Happy Writer Source Type: news

The Jigsaw #FridayFiction
May looked out the window for the sixth time in as many minutes. Sighing heavily she turned back to the table, scanned its contents and took a sip from the now cold coffee beside her. ‘this is driving me mad’ she said to the empty room. Another quick check through the window to see if anything had changed showed that it was exactly the same as it always was. Picture perfect village green and gentle hills framing the cottages opposite. Not that it had always been like this. Just a few short months ago, the view was a bustle of buses, cars and many, many people all milling about, snapping cameras or heading to on...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing friday fiction Source Type: news

Meet Kathryn Colas, author of How to Survive Menopause Without Losing your Mind
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Kathryn Colas, author of How to survive menopause without losing your mind, a topic very close to my heart after running the Hysterectomy Association for 22 years. Kathryn is the founder and chief executive of the women’s advice and support service Simply Hormones, her aim is to empower women with better information and influence policy and practices to improve their daily lives. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I left school at 16 as a junior stenographer What did your best review say about your work? Kathryn’s book is so engaging, it...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing menopause self help books Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 2
So, I have the two appointments I’ve been waiting for, and I’m still waiting to hear about the blood results – on that score, no news should be good news – in my head at least. I have a bronchoscopy on 4th July at 8.15am to take a look down my nose, throat and trachea into the larger brachia of the lungs. I fully expect to be told that I was wasting their time and to go away – nicely of course. The breast surgery team – which seems like quite an assumption to me – will see me on the 19th July; so much for the two weeks ‘urgent’ appointment. I found it fascinating though...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Thought for the day my story Source Type: news

Hope and Rainbows – Hysteria poetry prompts for May
In April, I was writing poems using the fabulous prompts from NapoWriMo.Net. Some were very straightforward, some were very weird. At least they kept me writing through my lockdown days. There’s been a rush of creativity in all forms throughout the lockdown. Personally, I have been knitting for new arrivals in my family (please don’t name anyone Corvid or Corona!) and writing lots of poems about isolation and nature. I even got my paints out after a long rest; my first project was a rainbow, a symbol of hope which lots of children (especially) have been putting in their windows for passers by to enjoy. So there...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Eithne Cullen Tags: Hysteria Writer in Residence Writing eithne cullen poet in residence Source Type: news

Exterminate, exterminate – #FridayFiction
Jamie ran round the field waving his hands screaming ‘exterminate, exterminate’ as loud as he could. The grownups all smiled smugly saying ‘it’s nice to see a child so happy’. He watched them as he ran, trying to work out what they were thinking and how they’d all react when the daleks landed for real. And then, a hand caught his tee-shirt as he flew by and he was dragged to an abrupt stop. Wriggling, he tried to get free. ‘Let go of me, let go ..’ he shouted. He tried to see who had caught him but couldn’t twist round far enough. ‘Let me go, let me go’ he d...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing friday fiction Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 1
Like everyone, I assume I’ll live forever. Although I often wonder whether anyone would come to my funeral and who would wear black, it never actually occurrs to me that there is an endpoint. It’s almost as if I would come along too to watch proceedings running smoothly and along the lines I wanted. Death was something I thought about, but in a rather abstract, offhand sort of way. It happened, of course I knew I would die at some point, but that point was somewhere out there … way off from here, where I am now. And then I hit a brick wall. The wall consisted of a tiny little bit of blood coughed up in s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Emotional Health Happiness Thought for the day Women's Health my story Source Type: news

Reaching for the stars – #FridayFiction
Tom woke as a sliver of moonlight sliced through the open bedroom door. He watched Nan slip through, pulling her dressing gown tightly around her. Closing his eyes he remained alert to the sounds she made as she made her way downstairs carefully, quietly. Smiling ‘she probably thinks I haven’t heard her’ he thought. He assumed she would draw some water for a drink or head to the bathroom and when neither of those sounds floated through the floorboards he was concerned. ‘What is she doing?’ he asked himself Ever since the prognosis he had been on high alert for any change in behaviour. ‘S...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction Writing friday fiction Source Type: news

False gods and rainbows
The coronavirus pandemic that grips the world has caused a shift in many aspects of life that we’ve all just taken for granted. I’ve had to give up trips to my local coffee shop to meet friends, I can’t travel to Cheshire to see family and, as one of the lucky ones, I’m tied to a computer screen five days every week in online meeting after online meeting. That all sounds like a complaint, but it’s far from it. Maybe I’m losing the plot a little because I don’t really have anything to worry about, but I’m enjoying this time. It feels precious and not to be wasted as might norm...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Thought for the day false gods rainbows Source Type: news

Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen
April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up with a blog post each month that challenge you to get your thinking hats on and try something new out. Sometimes ideas come crashing into our heads and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about. When I’m stuck I turn to prompts. Each April NaPoRhiMoNet (http://www.napowrimo.net) sends out daily prompts and starters. I tried the first one today. I must admit, I found it ha...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing hysteria 2020 writer in residence Source Type: news

All my eBooks are now FREE to download
The next few weeks and months will be challenging for many as we battle globally with coronavirus. I know that some of those challenges will be financial and I don’t want anyone to lose out on vital information or even lighthearted reading just because they don’t have the means to pay for it. Therefore, from today I have made all my eBooks free of charge. You can find all my books in the bookstore here: https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/bookshop-and-more/ All but one book in my bookstore has a PDF version you can download instantly, the only one that doesn’t is a leaflet that was printed by another group wh...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thought for the day Writing free stuff Source Type: news

An interview with James Murdo, author of Siouca Remembers
This week’s Thursday Throng author interview is with James Murdo, author of Siouca Remembers. James was born and still lives in London. He graduated from university with a Masters degree in Physics, which added fuel to his early love of science fiction. Siouca is a member of the advanced Wanderer civilisation; they are coming, but what do they want? What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I have an identical twin brother. What did your best review say about your work? I absolutely love being compared to my favourite authors. Iain M Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Brin, Simmons…! What did your...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng science fiction Source Type: news

One small step – #fridayfiction
Sandy looked at the flight of steps with trepidation! It looked long and it looked hard but she’d promised Jack she would make the effort. With a sigh she lifted her right leg and pulled herself up, her left gammy leg landing beside it. What was it Neil Armstrong said when he walked on the moon? One small step..! “Just another 12 to go” she thought and started on step two. Ten minutes later and feeling slightly queasy from the effort she looked back over the bannister rail. Giving herself a mental pat on the back, she hobbled to the bedroom where Jack was waiting. “See, I said it’d be fine&rdq...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction Writing friday fictioneers Source Type: news

Meet Leila Fuller, author of The Bag Lady
Meet Liela Fuller, author of The Bag Lady. Everyone has a story and this is the story of Bag Lady, a successful woman eager to enter into the next dimension of life holding onto the baggage she picked up along the way. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? The one thing people usually don’t know about me is that I love architecture and building design. I don’t know when I fell in love with architecture, but I have such a wonderful love for the design of buildings that you may find me staring at a beautiful building for hours. What did your best review say about your work? The best rev...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng contemporary fiction Source Type: news

Meet Abby Ross, author of The Poop Diaries
This week I’d like to introduce Abby Ross, the author of The Poop Diaries who, after an incident with her own toilet, asked her plumber to share his top 5 ‘greatest hits’ which were so hilarious that she began the journey towards writing the Poop Diaries .. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I can turn my belly button inside out. Other than that, I am a pretty open book. What did your best review say about your work? The best review so far was written by Anthony Avina – https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/2020/02/07/the-poop-diaries-by-abby-ross-review/. I love these comm...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng humour Source Type: news

The hidden side of poverty
Poverty, alongside topics like coronavirus, Trump and climate change, is a pretty constant topic across the media these days. We endlessly debate the ethics of allowing children at home and abroad to go hungry or what society can do about homelessness or the highly visible need for food banks. But one area of poverty we rarely hear about and consequently regularly overlook is that of ‘period poverty’. According to the UN, economic disparities mean that women globally have a higher chance of living in poverty than men at all ages. They also face multiple forms of discrimination, and face increased risks of viole...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health poverty Source Type: news

Beeble ’ s bedtime biscuit
Beeble lay in her basket listening to the tick tock of the clock on the wall. Where were they? She snuggled down further tucking her tail under her legs and sighed. Where were they? It was a long time past bedtime, the light outside had gone out long ago and she could feel her breathing slowing down as she drifted off into sleep. She was just reaching her paw out to grab a juicy bone from behind the butcher’s back when she was jerked awake with a start. Listening carefully Beeble could make out voices, thick with sleep she wasn’t sure. Were they back? She sat up head cocked on one side, it was tempting to get o...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction Writing Beeble Source Type: news

Meet Francis H Powell, author of Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation
Meet Francis H Powell, the author of Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation. What if the human race was considered irrelevant and then each being was just uploaded then locked away on hard drives called “brain pods?” What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I once dressed in a gorilla outfit for a Pigbag video What did your best review say about your work? They are a little Ray Bradbury, a lither Stephen King, a very interesting read. How important are the names of any characters in your book? Very important, because they say a lot about the character. I have some unusual na...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing science fiction Source Type: news

Meet Rita Louise, author of The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist
Rita Louise has been sharing her thoughts on my Thursday Throng author interview. Her book The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist takes an in-depth look at the dynamics between the loving, compassionate, and often selfless empaths and those willing to take from them, the self-serving narcissists, and endeavors to uncover the unconscious patterns that keep them trapped in cycles of abusive, toxic relationships.What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? That I am very approachable. And once they start talking to me they realize that I am authentic, fun loving and humorous. What did you...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing psychology self help books Source Type: news

Meet Tracey Morait – author of Episode
Tracey Morait is the first author to be interviewed me since I moved my online presence to healthy, happy woman and she joins me today to share new about her latest book, Episode. She’s the author of 6 books, comes from Liverpool and is a fanatical football fan – who wouldn’t be coming from Liverpool! She now lives in Bristol with her husband. Tracey writes and self-publishes books for children and young adults between the ages of nine and sixteen and Keith designs the book covers. K&T Mitchell is their own small press. A 5 star review for my book on Amazon.co.uk. “I have read all of Tracey Mora...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing YA Source Type: news

Re-introducing Hysteria with Eithne Cullen
Spring next year will see the return of the Hysteria Writing Competition, and I already have the Poet in Resident in place. Eithne Cullen, has been both entrant and judge in previous years and to celebrate the return of the competition she created a nicely rounded, simple explanation of the writing process for both writer and poet .. How great when You sit with paper and a pen Sifting words into lines Thinking of rhymes Edits and amendings Rhythms and patterns Internal distractions And clever endings How might you spell it out for entrants? Image courtesy: Counselling Like this:Like Loading...The post Re-introducing Hyste...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing eithne cullen poetry Source Type: news

How to be happier
Most of us probably have an understanding of what the word ‘happy’ means and don’t believe we need a dictionary to tell us. After all, it’s something to do with well-being, being positive, joy and gratitude isn’t it? Or is it? As I was thinking about this article, it occurred to me to find out if there was a single dictionary definition for the word “happy” and the results were interesting! According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word ‘happy’ means ‘feeling or showing pleasure or contentment, fortunate and convenient, inclined to use a specified thing exces...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness thinking Source Type: news

What is the difference between coaching and counselling?
It can sometimes be confusing to decide whether coaching or counselling will be more helpful to you in any given situation. And, to make it even more complex, you might find one more beneficial than the other, depending on the circumstances. Which means you may not always find the same therapy helpful. Whilst both are talking therapies focused on improving your life experience in some way, there are some fundamental differences in approach. Counselling is often used by people who have experienced some trauma or deep upset in their lives which they are finding difficult to manage or cope with. Coaching on the other hand, is...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness complementary therapy Source Type: news

What is coaching?
Coaching has been described in many ways: it helps people change in the way they wish, enabling them to move forward in a new direction it supports people at every stage of their life to become who they want to be it builds awareness of unhelpful patterns, empowers people to make healthier and more appropriate choices Essentially, coaching unlocks everyone’s inbuilt potential for success by helping them to see it for themselves, rather than by training or education. Rather than being hierarchical, coaching is a partnership between coach and client. A coach doesn’t have the answers, but they do understand...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness coaching Source Type: news

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