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Committed to finding ME again – Rebecca’s Story

I’ve been relatively passive on here over the last few months, but feel that the time has now come to share how things are and have been for me seven months (to the day) since my vaginal hysterectomy. Firstly, I should say that the site and the support and advice offered to and by the women on here is invaluable, and I haven’t interacted as much as I could have done. Continue reading Committed to finding ME again – Rebecca’s Story

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Recovery after hysterectomy – Joy’s Story

On Jan 20th 14 I had a hysterectomy which was vaginally performed. All went well and I was discharged the following day. I felt better, but after about 5 months I developed severe back pain which am now managing with the help of exercises. My main concern though is these days when am not lubricated I feel a bulge in my vagina although not as big as before the op but its there. Does anybody feel the same? Please some advice needed here.

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Cheers – to new beginnings, bright colours and a bright future! – Michelle’s Story

I will start at the beginning as some of you may relate to symptoms I have experienced. 2 years ago, my periods were starting to get heavier and longer. This was very unusual for me, I was always like clockwork. It started to effect me emotionally and physically. I had the usual referral to the gynaecology dept and it was confirmed that I had fibroids. Continue reading Cheers – to new beginnings, bright colours and a bright future! – Michelle’s Story

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What are the odds of endometrial cancer! – Gwynneth’s Story

Having felt unwell and totally exhausted for about a year, after many tests and a tentative diagnosis of ME, I retired at the age of 61 from a job I loved. This was October 2013. I must have had every test going and the only diagnosis was would I accept ME or CFS as a diagnosis……ugh No! I know that I was not well. Continue reading What are the odds of endometrial cancer! – Gwynneth’s Story

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Hysterectomy, it’s not all bad .. honest! – Sarah’s Story

I was told I needed a hysterectomy 2 years ago but I felt scared and concerned about how I would cope being a single mum – also how it would affect me as a woman, so instead I opted, against my consultants wishes for an ablation.  As he predicted, things did not improve and after much procrastination on my part, I was booked in for a vaginal hysterectomy and repair on the Tuesday 18th of March. Continue reading Hysterectomy, it’s not all bad .. honest! – Sarah’s Story

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New lease of life after awful bleeding – Angela’s Story

I have had a year if awful bleeding, clots the size of my hand etc. in May last year I had a scan which showed I had quite large fibroids and an enlarged womb the decision was made to have a hysterectomy after I had 3 months on the injection to put me in temporary menopause to try to reduce fibroids to make surgery easier (which didn’t work they didn’t shrink and I even had a couple more little one appear!). Continue reading New lease of life after awful bleeding – Angela’s Story

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I can now live life to the full – Diane’s Hysterectomy Story

My periods were always heavy and extremely painful, even from the onset of puberty. When I became a teenager I went on the pill to help with pain etc, this was ok for a while but then by the age of 21 I wanted children. So I came off the pill and had three children in just under 6 years! Continue reading I can now live life to the full – Diane’s Hysterectomy Story

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Vaginal Prolapse and No Regrets – Lorraine’s Hysterectomy Story

My hysterectomy was performed on 18.11.13. I had a vaginal procedure with anterior vaginal prolapse repair. Firstly I would like to say that the hysterectomy association was amazing. I was absolutely petrified beforehand and with all the information and emails I received all my apprehension and nerves were gone. It was great to hear stories from real people who have been through it and that helped immensely. Continue reading Vaginal Prolapse and No Regrets – Lorraine’s Hysterectomy Story

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Pre Hysterectomy Nerves – Sandra’s Story

Hi. I had a vaginal hysterectomy using a spinal block in January 2013 and am now 15 weeks post op. I would just like to let you all know it is nothing to worry about. I too was very nervous about having this done. I had a vaginal prolapse and must say since this op I have never felt better. Continue reading Pre Hysterectomy Nerves – Sandra’s Story