Preparing for hysterectomy – Kelly’s Story

I’m a 33 year old mother of two. For many years I have suffered heavy bleeding and had abnormal smear results which resulted in having to have laser treatment which wasn’t very pleasant. For a while things settled down, then two years ago it all started again so I asked to be sterilized.

The sterilization went well but with a bit of pain afterwards and bowel problems. Then the next test was waiting of my period to arrive to see if being sterilized had helped. It was a big NO for me. My periods became even worse and for the first two day’s every month couldn’t leave the house because it was that bad.

In October I was told I had a polyp and that could be causing my heavy bleeding, so I had the polyp removed in a straight forward procedure and with very little affects after surgery. I had my first period and again it was horrendous. On Saturday 16th November I received a letter to attend hospital on 18th November so alarm bells started ringing thinking there must be something wrong with the polyp I’d had removed.

Monday 18th November I attended hospital to be told I have to have a full hysterectomy because I’ve got pre-cancerous cells and I’ve been lucky that they have been caught it in time. I now feel like my worlds been tipped upside down totally. I’m absolutely terrified of what lies ahead and the fact that life can change so much for me. I’ve read so much on the net that I’m terrifying myself can anyone else share there stories with me.


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