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Three Operations in One Year – Sally’s Story

My name is Sally and this is my story.

I’d suffered with my periods for many, many years; I had tried the pill, the coil & many various tablets to combat the pain & discomfort, nothing worked. Finally in August 2013 I was admitted to have the ‘Novasure’ laser treatment & was to be sterilised at the same time. Arriving at the hospital with high hopes that this would end some of the pain I had every month. After the operation I waited to see my gynaecologist before I was discharged home. She told me that she couldn’t use the laser treatment as my womb was tilted & was shaped like a heart but she still went ahead with the sterilisation. My heart sank as I knew the pain would still be there. Continue reading Three Operations in One Year – Sally’s Story

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Fibroid Blocked My Bladder – Rachel’s Story

Thanks very much for all the emails which were very useful enhanced by the 101 hints in the book and the website.  I didn’t have long to get my head round having a hysterectomy – the first time it was mentioned was 15 days before it happened so your emails, website and book provided much reassuring advice and information. Continue reading Fibroid Blocked My Bladder – Rachel’s Story

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5 Weeks’ Post-op TAH – Tracey’s Story

I had a TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy) five weeks ago. I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 30 after a laparoscopy. Up to then what I had thought of as ‘the norm’ for periods was revealed to be exactly the opposite (awful pain, bleeding between periods, discolouration). My consultant stopped my periods after that op for 6 months and after that I considered myself one of the ‘lucky ones’ for years; living a relatively pain-free existence. Continue reading 5 Weeks’ Post-op TAH – Tracey’s Story

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A Very Happy Hysterectomy – Fe’s Story

Hi Ladies (and gentlemen) I had a TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy) and BSO (bilaterial salpingo oophorectomy) on 3rd December 2012. As with many of us my route to a hysterectomy was long, painful and at times frustrating. I had been suffering with heavy periods for some years and had tried, unsuccessfully, to get some sort of relief with my symptoms. Continue reading A Very Happy Hysterectomy – Fe’s Story

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They all said “you will never look back” … Alison’s Story

My Mom, my God-mother and one of my best friends said I would never look back. They all said it was the best thing they ever did and that I would never look back. Mom was 35 when she had her hysterectomy after 2 children, my friend just 41 and sadly she had not been able to have children. I was 40 when we (my consultant and I) decided to finally go with the option of a hysterectomy. I had not been married and so had not had the opportunity to have any of my own babies. It was a hard decision to make but followed 5 years of various kinds of hormone treatments and 2 laparoscopies for endometriosis. Mom had also had endometriosis. Continue reading They all said “you will never look back” … Alison’s Story

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Finally the pain has gone.. Karen’s Story

I was diagnosed at 29 with severe endometriosis. I was told if I had been 10 years older and had a family they would have done a hysterectomy then! Due to my age and having no family it was difficult to treat and over the years I had various non invasive treatments including seven laparoscopies, synarel, the pill, contraceptive injections, coil etc. I would get a few months relief then it would all return. Continue reading Finally the pain has gone.. Karen’s Story

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Hysterectomy Recovery is Personal – Stephanie’s Story

Just thought I would add my story to this long list of very helpful encouraging information. I had been suffering with heavy bleeding and anaemia for about 2 years. In January this year my husband noticed a lump above my pubic bone. I delayed going to the doctors because we were expecting 3 grandchildren to be born anytime. My sons twin girls were born on 16th January at 4.15pm, then my daughters 2nd son was born at 4.15am on 17th January. Continue reading Hysterectomy Recovery is Personal – Stephanie’s Story

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Light at the End of the Tunnel – Michelle’s Story

I am 42 and here is my story. I have had endometriosis for years. Two years ago I started to get a dull pain in my right side which was on and off and then became constant. I was referred to a gynaecologist who diagnosed a fibroid and also endometriosis and some cysts on my right ovary, I also had some adhesions from having previous laproscopies. Continue reading Light at the End of the Tunnel – Michelle’s Story