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This page shows the most recent 20 posts in the writing section of my blog. To read more, just use the links in the right hand column to find the topic you’re interested in.

I have been writing since I was a child, mostly about women’s health and business, with the odd, not particularly successful foray into fiction. I also know how hard it can be to get your work in front an interested audience, which is why I created the Thursday Throng author interviews, to put other indie authors in front of a brand new set of people.

If you’re an author and you’d like to take part you can find out more on the Author Interview Guidelines page.

The Hysteria writing competition began life in 2012 to raise funds for The Hysterectomy Association. After 22 years, the association website closed and I moved all the content to this site so it wasn’t lost forever. Initially, I planned to close Hysteria as well but realised that I had to give it at least a chance of new life, so brought it over too and will see how it goes in a new home in 2020.

Meeting Melina Druga, author of Angel of Mercy

I’d like to introduce Melina Druga, author of Angel of Mercy, an historical fiction novel set during the first world war. Melina is a freelance journalist, nonfiction author (with an historical fiction novel in progress) and history enthusiast.  Her focus…

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Still experiencing post hysterectomy fatigue – Alison’s story

I am now 7 months 2 weeks after my hysterectomy and still experiencing debilitating post hysterectomy fatigue. I had an emergency procedure and was not well enough to have it having had such severe bleeding, anaemia and admissions for blood…

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Shock diagnosis of uterine cancer – Vicki’s story

My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999 aged 72 and died shortly afterwards as it had spread. I went to my doctor and asked if I could have some sort of screening. Despite the fact there was no…

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Vaginal hysterectomy plus sacrospinus fixation for prolapse – Giselle’s story

I had a very difficult birth with my only child 24 years ago, so when I first suspected I had a prolapse problem some 7 years ago, I hoped and hoped that it would just “go away”, hence the reason…

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Meeting Sonia Frontera, author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist?

I’d like to introduce Sonia Frontera, author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist? Sonia draws from her education and vast personal and professional experience as a wife, attorney and…

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Hysterectomy bladder hell – Vicki’s story

I had my total hysterectomy recently. As far as the hysterectomy is concerned all went really well. Op stayed keyhole as planned and I seemed to be doing well. That is until the morning after when they removed my catheter…

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