Awaiting a Subtotal Hysterectomy – Karina’s Story

Hi. Having taken Norethisterone pill for the past 3 years to stop my bleeding that was a result of the Mirena coil not being effective. I was diagnosed with a large fibroid that was outgrowing my womb.

The only option was to have a subtotal hysterectomy which I was adamant I wasn’t going to have. However after extensive research I realised I had no choice, although I did speak to my consultant requesting only just the removal of the fibroid along with my womb leaving my ovaries and cervix.

I am due for surgery 31st March and am petrified even though since I received the date I am trying to remain positive. My stomach is bloated all the time which is something I have never experienced and am hoping after the operation I will go back to my normal shape????

I am also worried about sex afterwards along with loads of other concerns. I know I have read some great reassuring stories from this website but I still can’t help but worry.


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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