The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I…

Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy

In January I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I am 48 years old. Since the age of 14, I've had terrible periods; very very heavy, painful, long and with debilitating PMS symptoms. I was put on the pill at 14…

I found the light at the end of the tunnel after 22 years of pain – Tracey’s story

I remember sitting on the kitchen floor of my Mum and Dad's house when I was 11 and I said to my mum my tummy hurt - she said perhaps it was my period due to start.  Sure enough it…

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – my experience first 6 weeks, Karen’s story

I am 43 yrs old, have suffered abnormal smear test results, endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes since my early 20's, resulting in four unsuccessful rounds of IVF treatment, and more recently, increased heavy bleeding during my menstrual cycle. Prior to…

Feeling like a women’s health circus act – Elley’s story

For all my menstruating years I have had problems. In my teens I just put it down to hormones and hoped it would settle. In my twenties I tried the pill, it controlled the bleeding cycle but did not control…

Unexpected perforated bowel complication – Lauraine’s story

Years of bowel disease and endometriosis had left me with a very sticky, complex pelvis. I reached the age of 50 and an MRI indicated I had ovarian cancer. This proved to be incorrect but my consultant was becoming increasingly…