On the 23rd June I will be raising money for the Hysterectomy Association by taking part in the open water swimming event, the Great East Swim, at Alton Water in Sussex. If you would like to sponsor me please visit my just giving site www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/louise-richardson-3; and remember, every £1 really does makes such a difference.
My journey of sheer hell started when I was 47 years old. Having had quite light periods all though painful most of my life, my body suddenly turned on me and started bleeding severely. Before I had control and knew when it was coming pretty much to the date, to bleeding ¾ of the month which ranged from spotting to huge clumps of blood coming out and sometimes shooting out of me which really was quite scary.
Before my operation, apart from having some large fibroids and anemia, I was pretty fit and had good core stability. I believe that having good core stability is the key to success as you can work all the other parts of your body whilst your abdomen stays still.