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 that I had suffered for many years at the time of my period became a…

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 adenomyosis as a result of two previous CSs. I needed a hysterectomy.

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 ‘uphill with lead boots on’ type of monumental struggle. A physical, emotional and psychological adventure…