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Richa’s post surgery miracle drink

I was sent this recipe from Richa who says “I have had this drink throughout my recovery after having hysterectomy and It really has helped me so much especially with the initial constipation I had post surgery.” Like this:Like Loading…

An interview with Emilie Knight, author of Dagger and Scythe

Emilie has always loved stories. They explore weird new ideas, and bring people together. After years of reading fantasy and horror she wanted to combine them together into her own dark fantasy. Like this:Like Loading…

Meet Julie Bell, author of Denver City Justice

Julie Bell writes historical fiction and non-fiction based in Colorado. Her historical mystery series Denver City Justice is set in Denver in 1864 respectively. Like this:Like Loading…

An interview with Mark Tedesco, author of The Dog on the Acropolis

This week Mark Tedesco is sharing his new book, The Dog on the Acropolis with me. His book is a story of the adventures of a dog living on the Acropolis who forms transforming relationships with humans. Like this:Like Loading…

I never thought I’d be awake during my hysterectomy – Jill’s story

Hi I’m 53 years old and have three children, here’s my hysterectomy story. After giving birth to my second and third children in 1999 and 2005, I had problems with my pelvic floor and had received NHS physio sessions to…

Meet JP Gadston – author of Disorder and Serfdom

This week, it’s the turn of JP Gadston to sit in the Thursday Throng hotseat. JP spends his time doing yoga, running, wing chun, chi-kung and meditating. He is a big advocate of personal development and believes that no matter…

My hysterectomy – Nancy’s story

Hi, My name is Nancy, In September I felt a bulge in my vagina. I was shaving my legs when I saw a pink bubble. I called my family Dr and he sent me to a gynaecologist who specialises in…

Hysterectomy for men – Richard’s story

My wife (now 65) has had a number of minor medical problems, both mental and physical, especially after reaching 40, and when she started having panic attacks, for which no-one could provide a positive reason or cure, she finally resorted…

On the wrong end of the speculum – Stephanie’s story

As a GP, I see a lot of women for gynaecological conditions. As a patient with large multiple fibroids (giving me a uterus size equivalent to a 5 month pregnancy), I found myself on the other side of the consulting…

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…

Me and my fibroids – Linda’s story

My story started about five years ago at the age of 49. My periods were getting heavier and more frequent. I went to a gynaecologist and after having an ultrasound it was found that I had a 6 cm submucosal…

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…

Doctors are not always right – Caroline’s story

My experience began with a blood test as I was post menopause and started bleeding. The blood test had a high ca125 reading, never heard of this before but could be an indicator of ovarian cancer I was told. This…

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…

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