It’s All Over Now – Diane’s Story

Hi, I had my hysterectomy in October and they removed my womb & ovaries & surround tissue but left my cervix. The op went well with no problems, I was on a morphine bump which I didn’t use that much. Moving was very sore to start with but did improve & I left hosp 5 days later.

At home things continued to be fine no loss down below just very tired. A week later I got an infection in my wound which cleared with antibiotics, moving got easier & I started to do little things.

At 6 weeks I had a hosp appointment which I thought ‘ok check up go away enjoy your life’ but no, I was told they found pre-cancerous cells in my womb so I would have to have another operation to remove the cervix.

I was a mess but with the support of my partner came to terms with it. I had my cervix removed on 4th March by keyhole surgery & everything is going well. I received call from hospital a week later to be told everything was clear so nothing had spread.

I’m now going to focus on getting back to normal & having pain free months & no bleeding. I have suffered from menopause symptoms but am coping so far. I just want to say that I was terrified of having my bits removed but it was the best choice I made & the end result is worth it, just be brave take it slowly & you will get there in the end.


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7 thoughts on “It’s All Over Now – Diane’s Story”

  1. Diana I was so comforted to read your story as I had a hysterectomy with the removal of my ovaries on the 2nd July, everything was going well until I received a call to go to the clinic yesterday. I was told that they had found cancerous cells in my uterus, I had a CT scan today and next week I will see the consultant to get the results and arrange a further op to have my cervix removed.I hope that that things will be positive for me as they were for you. Thank you for posting your experience. Bev

  2. I have done total hecteroctomy on 1 September 2010, thank you for the words of encouragement

  3. Dearest Diane, thank you for your post. I am going in for a total Hysterectomy in May. Reading your post has helped me feel slightly more comfortable. I’m sorry to hear you had such a scare with Cancer and so good too hear you have someone to help you through such a traumatic time. You are an amazing strong women and marvellous you are on the road to recovery and still in good spirits and wish you a wonderful pain free healthy life ahead.

  4. I was really touched by reading the story. Its been a year now since i had a total hysetectomy and i still feel a bit upset whenever i see adverts of babies and i see my friends becoming pregnant. Its still hard for me to accept but knowing that there are other women who are coping makes me feel normal again. so thanks a bunch for sharing your story!xx

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