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Taking the decision for abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy – Gill’s story

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. Continue reading Taking the decision for abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy – Gill’s story

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My hysterectomy journey – Marianne’s story

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. Continue reading My hysterectomy journey – Marianne’s story

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My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona’s story

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 some embarrassments but couldn’t avoid laughing or coughing of course. Continue reading My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona’s story

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Only 14 days since TAH – Anne Marie’s story

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. Continue reading Only 14 days since TAH – Anne Marie’s story

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My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story

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. Continue reading My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story

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The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

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. Continue reading The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

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Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy

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. Continue reading Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy

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Not as bad as you might think – Ali’s story

So, I am four weeks and four days post hysterectomy. I asked them to leave my ovaries as at 49 I didn’t want to go into the menopause any earlier than necessary . I also asked them to leave my cervix on the basis that ,to my mind ,the only reason to remove it was to prevent future cervical cancer. But on that basis I should also have my breasts removed to prevent breast cancer …so no ,I kept my cervix. Continue reading Not as bad as you might think – Ali’s story