In My Own Words: Women's Experience of Hysterectomy

In My Own Words: Women's Experience of Hysterectomy

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Perhaps youa€™ve had or are thinking about having a hysterectomy. Maybe you know someone who is having a hysterectomy. In either situation the most common reaction is to feel isolated and fearful about what you dona€™t know. The Hysterectomy Association believes having enough good quality, impartial information is the key to navigating this change successfully, we also know that other peoplea€™s stories are incredibly powerful too. This book of real-life stories has been drawn together from many that have been shared with us over the years. They show that whilst every experience of hysterectomy is unique there are common threads and themes running through them. Other peoplea€™s stories help women feel less isolated. They show that they arena€™t going mad, missing the point or stupid. They show their concerns are genuine and that the only way to deal with them is to voice them. They are a mixed bag telling of loss, happiness, joy and pain and they talk of a need to share with others before moving on.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. I was also completely not ready for this opanbsp;...

Title:In My Own Words: Women's Experience of Hysterectomy
Author:Linda Parkinson-Hardman
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-05-03


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