In less than three weeks, I will be going through rather an invasive surgery, as part of the choices I made in the past few years as it comes to my health. I am giving up on my dream of having children. Biologically that is. After last heartbreaking miscarriage in 2006, many fertility treatments, hopes and failures, I am finally letting it go. More accurately, I am letting my dreams of having children go.
I’m 44 years old, in Australia and had a total abdominal hysterectomy (cervix, vaginal cuff gone but retained ovaries) on 8th Feb 2012 and now just 8 weeks post-op. I know many women find relief after a hysterectomy but I did not feel ‘sick’ and simply did not want the operation.
For many years, I was told to have a hysterectomy but did not want to .. firstly I had miscarried and never had any children and was hoping to have one… and secondly simply because I was so scared.