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Hysterectomy, ophthalmic migraines, prolapse phobia and belly dance! – Mag’s Story

Hi I am Mags, I have 3 kids (20, 18 and 16 years old) I am a scientist/ lecturer, I have a hippie-gypsy penchant, and I enjoy natural history walks, belly dancing (amateur) and cooking ( I am a Coeliac so most of my food is home made). Sparing you the details of the how & why I got there, I had a total hysterectomy (keyhole) in West Middlesex University Hospital at the age of 40. Continue reading Hysterectomy, ophthalmic migraines, prolapse phobia and belly dance! – Mag’s Story

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Hysterectomy, Anterior and Posterior Repair – Bernadette’s Story

I had hysterectomy, anterior and posterior repair on 2nd June 14. It was all done vaginally. After 2 years of bowel and bladder problems it was discovered by the practice nurse at my cervical smear I had a significant prolapse. Continue reading Hysterectomy, Anterior and Posterior Repair – Bernadette’s Story

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1 week post op full hysterectomy and feeling good – Linda’s Story

Hi all. It’s 9 days since I had my full hysterectomy op (uterus and cervix) removal for prolapsed uterus. The symptoms pre op were really frustrating as although I didn’t have pain or bleeding and my monthly cycle was regular, I constantly felt like my womb was falling and it restricted my day to day activities. At 47 I really didn’t want to carry on with this feeling anymore as it was affecting my day to day life.

I was put in touch with a fantastic surgeon who put my mind at ease and had my operation for hysterectomy and repair on the 30 April. WOW recovering at home and feeling pretty good already. I am taking it easy but already looking forward to a new lease of life without the restrictions of prolapse.

This site gave me support pre-op and now if my story can support and encourage other that would be great. No looking back, just forward to a more enjoyable fun life. Hope this helps 🙂

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A difficult few weeks, haematoma after hysterectomy – Caroline’s Story

I had a front and back pelvic repair and my womb removed 11/11/13. I went home 4 days later feeling really unwell, SO tired, was told I needed to take 3 iron tablets a day due to having a low blood count. After 5 days my urine was cloudy, I was in agony passing wind or trying to have a bowel movement. I was put on antibiotics for a urine infection for 5 days. Continue reading A difficult few weeks, haematoma after hysterectomy – Caroline’s Story

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Caring for Your Pelvic Floor after a Hysterectomy

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While it is true that women undergo a hysterectomy for a variety of reasons, including severe cases of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) also known as genitourinary prolapse—it is also true that having a hysterectomy can contribute to the development of prolapse. More than 10 percent of women who have a hysterectomy experience varying degrees of prolapse symptoms. Continue reading Caring for Your Pelvic Floor after a Hysterectomy

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Not So Scary, Wendy’s Story

Hi, I’ve suffered with very heavy and painfully periods for years and years. Also suffered 4 miscarraiges and 2 failed attempts at IUI. We are very lucky and very blessed to have eventually got pregnant and have a beautiful boy. 4 years after trying for another baby, with no results, and continuous heavy bleeding with severe cramps and other problems, demanded a full hysterectomy. (I had tried all kinds of pills to stop bleeding, nothing worked). Continue reading Not So Scary, Wendy’s Story

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Goodbye My Lover! – Ruiz’s Hysterectomy Story

I always had pain with my periods. I started mine when I was 10. I had painful sex. I put up with it, even had problems having my children. But, at the age of 34, I began having a swollen stomach, became iron deficient and suffered shortness of breath. Continue reading Goodbye My Lover! – Ruiz’s Hysterectomy Story

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Very Frightened – Lizzy’s Story

I am due to have a hysterectomy and also removal of a TVTO mesh tape (Tension free vaginal tape procedure)! I am extremely scared. I have joined a support group for the mesh removal and hoped to find some comfort and support here as I know many ladies here have either had the operation or are about to undertake it. Continue reading Very Frightened – Lizzy’s Story