Feeling Wonderful After Total Hysterectomy – Diane’s Story

I had been visiting my doctor for several years with really heavy and painful periods. They suggested my best option was to have a Myrena coil fitted, which they said would help with my periods. As I was close to menopausal age. In my late 40’s I did not think this would not be right for me.

Last year, in desperation, I asked to see a consultant and paid privately. It was the best money I have ever spent. My consultant was fantastic and after examining me said that a coil would not have solved my problems, as my uterus was equivalent to a 14 week pregnancy.

I had my total hysterectomy late May – having my ovaries, cervix and everything removed (I had cysts on my ovaries too). I had my operation on a Friday and was discharged on the Sunday – and have to say I have never felt better. I only had to take paracetamol for a week – and have had no pain at all – only minor discomfort.

I am now 5 weeks post operation and feel great. I know I will probably have to take HRT in the coming weeks to help me, but it was the right thing for me and I feel wonderful, healthy and free. The booklet I downloaded from this website really helped me (as well as the knickers purchased on-line) – thank you!


in my own words book coverNow available on our online store and all other online book store’s. In My Own Words: Women’s Experience of Hysterectomy is full of many other real-life stories from women the world over.

Other people’s stories help women feel less isolated. They show that they aren’t going mad, missing the point or stupid.

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