Ever since I first started my periods at the age of 12 I never really dealt with them very well. When I was pregnant with my 1st child in 1987 I found I had anaemia which is why I always used to suffer with heavy periods. I was put on iron which i took for many years. It wasn’t until about a year ago I went to my doctor feeling washed out, had a blood test and found I had hardly any iron in me. A hysterectomy was my only option. I had my op in June 2011, was on pain killers for about three weeks and then from seven weeks no more bleeding. I have my life back, I can plan things weeks ahead without worrying if i am going to be ok. I may not of thought it at the time of recovery but its the best thing I ever did.