A runner’s hysterectomy recovery – Jo’s story

At 47, for eighteen months I'd been suffering excruciating pain every time I went to the loo. Sometimes, the pain was so horrendous that I would find myself subconsciously stopping myself midflow. Other things began to happen too; my constipation…

My LAVH – I really shouldn’t have worried so much – Joanne’s story

After months of excruciating pain every time I peed, worsening constipation and a continuous stabbing pain in the lower left hand side of my pelvic region, a diagnostic laparoscopy eventually uncovered the root of my problems. I had developed severe…

The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I…

I found the light at the end of the tunnel after 22 years of pain – Tracey’s story

I remember sitting on the kitchen floor of my Mum and Dad's house when I was 11 and I said to my mum my tummy hurt - she said perhaps it was my period due to start.  Sure enough it…

10 weeks on………life without a uterus! – Susannah’s story

So where to start? Perhaps the fact that this is the first time I’ve managed to sit down and write something and usually I love writing, is an illustration in itself of how the last 10 weeks have been. An…

Feeling like a women’s health circus act – Elley’s story

For all my menstruating years I have had problems. In my teens I just put it down to hormones and hoped it would settle. In my twenties I tried the pill, it controlled the bleeding cycle but did not control…