Wow, I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly. It doesn’t feel like 5 months since I was discussing the idea of an international awareness day with Kathy Kelley over at HysterSisters. May, as you’ve gathered from the title above is Hysterectomy Awareness Month and that day became a month, there’s lots of going on.
The aim of the month is to give women the knowledge and confidence to seek information and advice about any women’s health issues they are experiencing.
It’s also about getting the message across that it’s NOT ok to suffer, that heavy bleeding, pain or swelling are not a normal experience and should be investigated. Too many women still think that it’s normal or that nothing can be done to help; there are loads of options available from different conventional treatments to lifestyle changes that can all help. But, if someone doesn’t know what’s possible, how can they ask the right questions?
So, we’d like your help to reach as many women as possible this May.
If you’re on a social network like Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest or LinkedIn, share our updates and follow the hashtag #HysterectomySmart to join in the conversation on Twitter.
Facebook: facebook.com/HysterectomyUK and facebook.com/hysterectomysmart
You can find loads of resources to share on the brand new Hysterectomy.Org website we set up to celebrate this month with HysterSisters. We’ll be sharing from the accounts above so you can just follow those and share from there too.