Practical preparation for your hysterectomy – Irmagean’s story

Irmagean shares some practical preparation and knowledge of her hysterectomy earlier this year. In 2011 I was referred to an OB to discuss my heavy periods as a result of fibroids, at that time she suggested an IUD. While it…

Taking the decision for abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy – Gill’s story

I had an abdominal subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy just over 3 months ago. It took me 1 ¾ years from diagnosis to making a decision to have a hysterectomy. I hope my reflections might help others who are going…

My total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy – Joon’s story

At the end of July 2015 I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. I was forty eight years old and this is my story. I was in my mid to late twenties, a mum, wife and total…

Constipation and my intestines after TAH/BSO – Gretchen’s Story

I had a TAH/BSO in June of 2012 after findings of precancerous cells of the uterus. The surgery went well and minimal pain afterwards. The feeling of my insides "sloshing around" in my abdomen wasn't something I expected. I had…