How do we know there are angels? Do we have our own special guardian angels watching over us? How many times have we almost entered into danger only to change our minds at the last minute? Is this simply being…
All started several years ago … fibroids. A wait and see approach was taken by my doctors. Eventually due to bloating, painful nauseous periods (having to take time off work) low iron count and feeling very constantly tired, I decided to see a gynaecologist.
I had my two children, both boys, at aged 38 and 40, suffering a cervical prolapse temporarily after each. After a few months with plenty of pelvic floor exercises, the symptoms went away, until a relapse a some years later due to stress, I think. Again, a period of exercising did the trick and I was prolapse-free for another few years. Then the prolapse returned. Now aged 52 nothing was going to make it go away this time.
Dear All, I feel so very sad reading all the comments posted on this website. So many women facing such a dreadful decision, and most of them after having already put up with YEARS of misery.
I had a prophalactic laproscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy on 02.04.2012 undertaken due to strong family history of bowel and endometrial cancer.
I’m 44 years old, in Australia and had a total abdominal hysterectomy (cervix, vaginal cuff gone but retained ovaries) on 8th Feb 2012 and now just 8 weeks post-op. I know many women find relief after a hysterectomy but I did not feel ‘sick’ and simply did not want the operation.
I had a subtotal hysterectomy on 29th December 2011 and now have my life back. I have suffered with very heavy periods all my life but especially since I had my children.
I became pregnant with my 3rd child in September 2003 and I was 40. Our delight soon turned to concern when I was told I had placenta previa grade IV and would not have a natural birth as I’d had before. I would have to have a c-section as my placenta had implanted right at my cervix.
For many years, I was told to have a hysterectomy but did not want to .. firstly I had miscarried and never had any children and was hoping to have one… and secondly simply because I was so scared.
I had my daughter by C-section in Jan 2000 and I never recovered my energy levels. It got so bad that I went to the doctor in summer 2001 and had a range of blood tests, none of which were out of the normal ranges. However I just got more and more tired and then in 2004, when I was swimming, I started getting cramping pains in my chest that lasted 24 hours.