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Meeting Melina Druga, author of Angel of Mercy

I’d like to introduce Melina Druga, author of Angel of Mercy, an historical fiction novel set during the first world war. Melina is a freelance journalist, nonfiction author (with an historical fiction novel in progress) and history enthusiast.  Her focus…

Still experiencing post hysterectomy fatigue – Alison’s story

I am now 7 months 2 weeks after my hysterectomy and still experiencing debilitating post hysterectomy fatigue. I had an emergency procedure and was not well enough to have it having had such severe bleeding, anaemia and admissions for blood…

Shock diagnosis of uterine cancer – Vicki’s story

My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999 aged 72 and died shortly afterwards as it had spread. I went to my doctor and asked if I could have some sort of screening. Despite the fact there was no…

Vaginal hysterectomy plus sacrospinus fixation for prolapse – Giselle’s story

I had a very difficult birth with my only child 24 years ago, so when I first suspected I had a prolapse problem some 7 years ago, I hoped and hoped that it would just “go away”, hence the reason…

Meeting Sonia Frontera, author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist?

I’d like to introduce Sonia Frontera, author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist? Sonia draws from her education and vast personal and professional experience as a wife, attorney and…

Hysterectomy bladder hell – Vicki’s story

I had my total hysterectomy recently. As far as the hysterectomy is concerned all went really well. Op stayed keyhole as planned and I seemed to be doing well. That is until the morning after when they removed my catheter…

Healing fully after a hysterectomy

One of the most confusing things after a hysterectomy is how to handle strange or uncomfortable symptoms that persist – especially once you’ve been told you’re all healed up. Like this:Like Loading…

Recovery from hysterectomy followed by post-op sepsis – Helen’s story

I have suffered from heavy periods all my life. A couple of years ago, as I reached 50, my periods became almost endless, flooding and very painful. After trying the pill, tranexamic acid, iron tablets and a host of other…

Hormonal Medications Used to Treat Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a female reproductive disease characterised by chronic pelvic pain, whether during menstrual cycles or sexual activities, as well as by irregular internal bleeding and infertility. Luckily, there are many ways to detect and treat it. More recently, however, interest…

An interview with Brittni Chenelle author of Kingdom Cold

I’d like to introduce Brittni Chenelle, author of Kingdom Cold. Brittni lives in South Korea, does most of her updates in the morning or at night to account for the time difference; and she infuses most of her novels with…

An interview with Leslie Handler author of Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank

I’d like to introduce Leslie Handler, author of Rat’s, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank. Leslie describes herself as ‘a late bloomer’, meaning she was born at the tail end of the boomer generation. She writes…

My sub-total hysterectomy – Louise’s story

I am a worrier (a phrase that you will see later became relevant !) – it’s in my nature, so you can imagine what something as significant as a sub-total abdominal hysterectomy did to the worrying part of my brain.…

Menorrhagia: Why is your period flow heavier than usual?

Is your period coming on time but the flow is heavier than usual? You probably have menorrhagia. Read on to find out why this is so and what you can do about it. What is menorrhagia? Menorrhagia is a condition…

An interview with Stephanie Lewis, author of Lullabies & Alibis

I’m starting 2019 off with an interview with Stephanie Lewis, author of Lullabies and Alibis who writes a very quirky, sideways look at life blog called Once Upon Your Prime .. give it go, you may just find yourself smiling…

An interview with Bil Richardson – author of The Frankenstein Adventures

This week it’s the turn of Bil Richardson on the Thursday Throng. Bil works in many genres, many media and many voices, including Gothic humour with The Frankenstein Adventures. He is an award-winning filmmaker, an artist, playwright, poet and author. He…

An interview with Stacey Gustafson author of Are you still kidding me?

Hi, and this week I’d like to introduce Stacey Gustafson. She is the bestselling author of Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives. She’s also an inspirational speaker, blogger and comedian. Her short stories…

That Which Must Happen by Sebastiano Lanza

  What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I may not look the type but I enjoy watching cartoons. Also, I never really drank alcohol. How important are the names of your characters? It varies from character to…

Don’t be scared of hysterectomy if you are really suffering – Jigna’s story

I am 36 years old now and I was diagnosed with 2nd degree uterine prolapse 2.5 yrs ago. The Dr suggested I try pelvic floor exercise to make my muscles strong to avoid surgery at very young age. (I had…

What should you do if your hysterectomy goes wrong?

While a hysterectomy is a relatively common medical procedure, there’s always a small risk that the hysterectomy goes wrong and you could face an adverse outcome following the surgery. If you suspect that the doctor who performed the procedure is…

Emotional roller coaster of cervical cancer and hysterectomy – Christine’s story

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a smear test showed abnormal cells. At a young sixty year old this came as a complete shock! I have always been fit and well. After various tests I was graded at stage…

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I ran a social enterprise called the Hysterectomy Association for 22 years. In 2019 I moved it to this site. I’ve supported and counselled thousands of women through their health issues over the years and perhaps I can help you too ..

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I’ve been hosting a regular author interview since 2012. Many writers have found they give them extra visibility to an audience who don’t yet know them. Why not grab your’s today ..
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