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A Christmas Greeting from Linda & Steve

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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  1. Merry Christmas to you both and thank you for the support you have given me in the last three months.
    The website has been so useful in that it enabled me to realize when you read other peoples experiences that you are not alone going through something that is quite traumatic both physically and mentally.

    It also gives you valuable information that sadly is missed when you are one of many in the NHS system. I think this web link should be advertised in all gynecological departments , and maybe a few professionals would also learn something from those that have undergone surgery by reading this forum.

    Kind regards
    Carmen McCullough

  2. Would like to wish you all a happy christmas & best wishes for 2013. Thank you for the support you continue to give us all, it really helps. I am now 3wks post-op (TAH) Getting there slowly. Take care all πŸ™‚ xx

  3. a very merry christmas too you. i know i dont have to say thankyou for your site .because for someone to have created it, had to have understood the need for it thto personal thoughts and troubles of their own…it has been so great to read that i not being a nutcase in the way i felt .i was passedd your site from my friens and i have passed to other.may 2013 be a good year for you ,and ok yes i am going to say it .THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH

  4. Hi Linda and Steve, I love the card it made my day πŸ˜€ Thankyou for a great site, I have been telling people who are having a hysterectomy about it and how much support and information there is to be found. It is over a year since my op and things are great now, the freedom is wonderful. I want to wish you both a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. To all those ladies past and present, have a great time over the holidays and remember to relax and rest whatever stage of the journey you are on (((HUGS)))

  5. Happy holidays! Your site has helped me a lot with answers! I go in Dec 21st for my hysterectomy. Merry Christmas to me πŸ™‚ luckily I have a wonderful support system to help me through the holidays.

  6. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2013. Thank you so much for getting me through my hysterectomy. From the moment I was first told it was low grade cancer and I wanted to end my life, to deciding to have the operation and the recovery, it has only been with your help and support that I am now here to wish you a Happy Christmas. Thank you from the bottom of my heart “for being there” not only for myself but for others (new and old) finding out about you and your wonderful help and support. Your website should be made aware to everyone and all GP’ Surgeries and Hospitals should have your details. Thank you for being my only home support – I know you will be helping thousands of other ladies just like me. Love from Jan x x

  7. Hi Linda – what a lovely idea to sending the card – very cheery – thank you for all your help and support and also that of all the forum ites ! Although it was a while ago since my op I still pop in from time to time – all good wishes for the festive season Maureen S

  8. A Very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year to you all !!!!
    Thanks for all your support & information when I needed it!!

  9. wishing everyone a very happy christmas & new year, may all your dreams & hopes be fulfilled, fairwell 2012 lets have a drier brighter 2013 x

  10. The Christmas card is a lovely idea. Merry Christmas I hope 2013 brings everyone both health and happiness x
    Alison

  11. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.I hope everyone is well . I love your Christmas card.Thank you for this site I would have been lost with out it.

  12. Wishing everyone a happy christmas and a healthy new year, thank you Linda for taking the time to read all the messages we send, it certainly has helped knowing we’re not alone when we have a little problem or two. so here i am raising my glass to your brilliant website. Cheers everyone x

  13. I would like to wish everyone a very Healthy and Happy Christmas. My heartfelt thanks to this website for keeping me going through the lows and the lost feeling I felt at times, going through the hysterectomy journey. I couldnt have done it without you all “October otters”. Much love to you all, heres to a healthier new year

    Nicolojo xx

  14. Thanks for a lovely card and lots and lots of thanks for the association. I’m 10 months post op and really looking forward to the new year in a way that I wouldn’t have believed possible last year. You gave me the courage to go ahead with a full hysterectomy and through the association I made some fantastic and supportive friends. I really can’t thank you enough! xx

  15. Thank you for the tips, suggestions and advice as I prepared and went through a full hysterectomy. Knowledge is power and all went smooth!

  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all the useful information. It really helped after my hysterectomy.

  17. Wishing you and all members the happiest of Christmases and the most peaceful of new years. It’s now 4 years since my TAH, and this site and recommendations from friends really helped me to the state of infinite wellbeing that I feel now.

    You absolutely rock!

  18. A very big thank you to Linda & Steve for the site, comments, advice and help. Your book (101 hints) was invaluable. Tomorrow is one year on from my op date (FAH & BSO) and I am celebrating with a spa day treat for myself for getting through a year of hell in one piece and keeping my sanity (just). Wishing you all a very happy Christmas & New Year !

  19. Merry Christmas to you and many many thanks for your fantastic support, emails and website. Cancer is a terrible, frightening thing and a total hysterectomy a necessity. Having such great support meant more than I can express here. I wish all those who have had, or are about to have a hysterectomy a peaceful and loving Christmas, may God bless you all! xx

  20. Your help is much appreciated. It has been 8 months now and I have fully recovered and back to my full gym routine. Have a lovely Christmas!

  21. Thank you for all good information on this Website.On 21 of this month it is 4 Month that I had it done and I feel very good . And have a Merry Christmas and a Hayyy New Year.

  22. Thank you Linda and Steve,
    Both my sister and myself would like to wish you and your team a happy Christmas and a peaceful, healthy new year. We are both expecting to have a good new year after we both had full hysterectomies within 6 weeks of each other due to high risk of ovarian cancer. Your web site and post-ies kept me sane x love and hugs
    Claire

  23. I would like to wish everybody a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. The website is a wonderful resource both before and after surgery.
    Carol

  24. This time last year I was day 10 after an abdominal hysterectomy (excluding ovaries), and not looking forward to Christmas. This year I can look back and think of all the pain free days I have had since and now looking forward so much to Christmas. Merry Christmas to you all.

  25. WISHING EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    A Thank you comes from the heart for all the help, info and support i have received from this website over the last two years,I’ve so enjoyed the information, stories and comments by everyone who has had the same op as me.your contribution to my recovery and new life has been one I will always remember ,lots of love and support to you all,
    wendy x

  26. Dear Linda & Steve, Wishing you both a truly wonderful festive Christmas and a brilliantly prosperous New Year.
    Thank you so much for your site, I will be going in for a full Hysterectomy in January and your website has been my bible for the last few months, If it wasn’t for you I would be so worried about going in and now i am actually looking forward to a whole new beginning and a wonderful pain free life ahead. Bless you & Thank you whole heartedly. xxx

  27. Thank you for all the really interesting tips, my surgery will be coming up in the new year and I will certainly use some of the advice.
    Merry Christmas to you. x

  28. Thanks for great reading! I’m 6moths post opp, stared the gym 3weeks ago & loving it, great to have this site for support! Merry Xmas x

  29. Hi Linda and Steve!

    I really love your website, and I am especially grateful for all the helpful advice I received from you last year in your daily emails leading up to the date of my operation. I was very worried about the impending surgery and other treatments since I had been diagnosed with womb cancer and did not know what was ahead. Your advice helped greatly to alleviate some of my fears and prepare me for the operation itself and the weeks and months of recovery afterwards. So I would like to say a big THANK YOU !!!

  30. Superb footwork, Linda and Steve.

    Hope you have a great Christmas and thank you so much for all your advice and encouragement before my op. I was so lucky and feel like a new woman.

    PS – hope you had a good holiday!

    Alison x

  31. Thanks for the lovely christmas card.
    thanks for all your help.
    Wishing you and yours the same.
    Hugs
    Janette

  32. I was very grateful for the feeling of support I had by just reading the daily emails after my surgery and I have to say that I have referred to the website many times since my operation. My experience was quite traumatic as I suffered complications but the advice and help that was available through the site was fantastic! Thank you and Happy Christmas…

  33. Fantastic card! Thank you for the association, it has helped me so much recently. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on here. x

  34. Merry Christmas & a very happier New Year, we hope πŸ™‚
    I would just like to say an extra special thankyou for all your support in helping me to decide to have a full hysterectomy.
    xxxx

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