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Horrible hysterectomy experience – Wendy’s story

I felt I was well prepared for my subtotal hysterectomy (my choice,I wanted to keep my cervix) I read my daily blog and did a lot of research, what I couldn’t predict was the lack of care on the too busy ward,mainly by the night staff, where I felt I needed the most support. I actually begged to go home less than 48 hrs post op, which I did. Continue reading Horrible hysterectomy experience – Wendy’s story

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I feel like a new woman – Julia’s story

I am ten weeks post op following a subtotal abdominal hysterectomy and I am amazed at how good I feel. After being diagnosed with fibroids 5 years ago, and successfully having them removed, my consultant warned me that I would be back, and he was right. After several months of hip pain, an MRI scan revealed that my fibroids had come back with a vengeance. Continue reading I feel like a new woman – Julia’s story

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Football Fibroids! – Rita’s story

When I was scanned for a pregnancy was when the fibroids were first seen. At the time they were inconsequential and in any case I had to deal with the fact that all was not well with my pregnancy and it did not make it to full term. I did not think about the fibroids for a couple of years after when I started to experience extreme bloating, back pain, weak bladder, fatigue and sometimes abdominal pain. Continue reading Football Fibroids! – Rita’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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Facing the fear and doing it anyway – Jane’s Subtotal Hysterectomy Story

Hello everyone! I’m Jane and I had a subtotal hysterectomy 12 days ago now, on 18th December 2013. I kept my ovaries. I’m 45 years old and had had fibroid issues for six years. These started off as just being irregular periods but in the last 2 years had escalated to a combination of hormone imbalance and fibroids leaving me feeling out of sorts more often than I was feeling normal, long stretches of being savagely pre-menstrual and never knowing when my (heavy and leak / flooding-laden) period was going to arrive or how long it would last. Continue reading Facing the fear and doing it anyway – Jane’s Subtotal Hysterectomy Story

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Freedom & a new lease of life, a very positive journey – Anita’s Story

My periods were never a problem to me for many years. Regular 28 day cycle, 4 or 5 days on and never heavy. The only connection I can think to my heavy periods is being sterilised after completing my family, as I was warned there can be a link. It was however, gradual and over a number of years. Continue reading Freedom & a new lease of life, a very positive journey – Anita’s Story