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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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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery – Shelly’s Story

Thirteen years ago (when I was 39) I was diagnosed with having a 11 cm in diameter fibroid. I did not have any of the symptoms the rest of you have written about. All of the gynaecologists I saw at the time found it remarkable that I was not having any symptoms at the time, but still said it would be advisable to have removed, but at the time my life was quite busy and I felt I could not afford to take the time off to recover from a major surgery. Continue reading Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery – Shelly’s Story

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Constipation and my intestines after TAH/BSO – Gretchen’s Story

I had a TAH/BSO in June of 2012 after findings of precancerous cells of the uterus. The surgery went well and minimal pain afterwards. The feeling of my insides “sloshing around” in my abdomen wasn’t something I expected. I had a vertical abdominal incision and since the surgery the abdomen to the right of the incision has been a protrusion, as if my intestines had settled into a ball, in that area. Continue reading Constipation and my intestines after TAH/BSO – Gretchen’s Story

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Lymphoedema Awareness – Chris’s Story

I had a Wertheim’s hysterectomybilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection in December 2010. All went well. I was informed that as I had had lymph nodes removed from my pelvis, that I had to be careful about getting Lymphoedema. Continue reading Lymphoedema Awareness – Chris’s Story

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Wish I’d a hysterectomy years ago! – Sharon’s Story

At the age of 40 I was diagnosed with fibroids. A scan confirmed I had about 10 of them, the largest was almost the size of a rugby football, the others between the size of a tangerine and an orange. All of them subserosal so my uterus was quite deformed. Continue reading Wish I’d a hysterectomy years ago! – Sharon’s Story

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Hysterectomy Ruined My Life – Lydia’s Story

My hysterectomy ruined my life. I was given the option of having a full hysterectomy including ovaries removed as a precautionary measure when I had a potentially cancerous cyst at the age of 42. The alternative would have been to have the cyst removed and potentially have a second operation if it proved to be cancerous. I was warned that if I had a full hysterectomy I would have to go on HRT which brought a risk of cancer similar to that of taking the pill. I was given a leaflet that told me I would be able to have sex normally after a hysterectomy. Continue reading Hysterectomy Ruined My Life – Lydia’s Story

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My total hysterectomy – Kerry’s Story

Hi, I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy five weeks ago. I met with the anaesthetist pre-op & we discussed the anaesthetic & epidural, which I opted for, we didn’t discuss post-op pain relief, as I didn’t realise that he was in charge of this too! Continue reading My total hysterectomy – Kerry’s Story

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Heavy Periods – Steph’s Post Op Follow Up Story

I posted my ‘heavy periods‘ story on here some weeks ago, I am now 10 days post-op.

Arrived at the hospital 25th March at 7am on a very snowy Monday morning, had spent all weekend worrying that my op would be cancelled again, due to the bad weather, but luckily the phone didn’t ring. Continue reading Heavy Periods – Steph’s Post Op Follow Up Story