Total Hysterectomy – LaTrice’s Story

I’m 36 years old a wife, mother of four and am currently serving active duty in the army for the past 7 years. I have abnormal periods but extremely painful! However, a breast examination sent me to my ob/gyn which informed that I would need a total hysterectomy removing my uterus and cervix.

I haven’t told anyone that I work with only my family and husband knows I’m terrified I’ve heard so many stories of women having extreme pain, low sex drive, depression and inability to really do anything. Due to my age I’m told I will experience menopause in 5 years. Needless to say this is the scariest thing ever for me and I’ve been deployed and this by far is the worse. I’m scheduled for surgery in 5 days I pray that all goes well and I have a speedy recovery.


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