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Preparing for hysterectomy – Kelly’s Story

I’m a 33 year old mother of two. For many years I have suffered heavy bleeding and had abnormal smear results which resulted in having to have laser treatment which wasn’t very pleasant. For a while things settled down, then two years ago it all started again so I asked to be sterilized.

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The Effect of Taking Long Term Medication

I have been contacted by four students from the Medway school of Pharmacy who are looking for participants in a research study into the effect of taking long term medication. The most likely candidates for such a study with the Hysterectomy Association would be women taking HRT. However you may be taking something for other conditions you live with as well. I’ve added the message they sent through below and you can find the link at the end of the post.

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Best Thing I’ve Done! – Lindsay’s Story

I am writing this story to let ladies know that having a hysterectomy may not be as bad as you imagine. I have suffered with painful, heavy periods since I was a teenager. I am now 46 years old and married with two children and have never had a confirmed diagnosis, although most doctors saying it was endometriosis. Over the years I have tried various treatments such as D & C’s, thermal ablation and injections into my stomach to shrink the endometriosis.

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Thursday Throng Author Interview With Gary Bonn

I’d like to welcome Gary Bonn to the Thursday Throng chair today. Gary lives in Scotland with his family and an alarming number of accident-prone chickens. His writing is informed by his long experience working with children with social, behavioural or mental health difficulties and equally by his fascination with hunter-gatherer societies. He throws a mean spear.

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Menopause and weight gain

Many women approaching the menopause will experience a number of symptoms, including vaginal dryness, hot flushes and a lack of sex drive. However another symptom that may arise as a result of the menopause is weight gain. Most commonly occurring around the hips and abdomen, this menopausal symptom for the majority of women is considered to be the least desirable.

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Meeting Martha Gabler, author of Chaos to Calm

This week I’d like to welcome the author Martha Gabler to the hotseat to explain more about the book she has written, Chaos to  Calm: Discovering Solutions to the Everyday Problems of Living with Autism. In the book Martha Gabler discovered that effective solutions really did exist for the overwhelming behavior problems of her own son with profoundly nonverbal, severe autism.

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Hysterectomy mystery – Molly’s Story

Hi ladies. I’m from Zimbabwe, Africa. My hysterectomy mystery started in 2004 when I was 24 years of age. It was my last year at college to complete my Bachelor of Commerce in Economics honours Degree. I used to have heavy flows and pains during my mensuration but there was a time I was about to go back to college for my first semester 4th year.

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