Personal Experience Of When I Went Through Change of Life, Otherwise Known as Menopause
My experience with Menopause, HRT and other remedies. Take the Menopause Quiz and see how your symptoms measure up. Learn how to "stage" your Menopause according to your symptoms.
One year later.....
So, it had been over one year since my mastectomy. When I decided to have the surgery, I thought for sure that by this one year mark, I would have put all of this behind me and moved on with life. Unfortunately, it has not been that easy. This year has been very difficult. Emotionally, physically, financially.... This year has been very rough. I know that I should be happy that I have greatly reduced my chances of getting cancer. Don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy to have that on my side…
If your ovaries are removed when you have a hysterectomy, this immediately throws you into menopause. One of the unpleasant side effects of menopause is that women tend to gain weight in their bellies. Fat accumulation in this area is not good because it ups your risks for diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. ...
Do This - Not That: Managing Insomnia | Fitness & Wellness After Hysterectomy Article | HysterSisters
How can I manage insomnia so I can get some rest? Insomnia at any time of life can leave you exhausted, but all that changes that go along with menopause (htt
7 Tips for a Faster Recovery From a Hysterectomy - Tips on Life and Love
One in three American women will have a hysterectomy by age sixty. If you’re one of them, find out what it will be like from women’s health experts Evelina Weidman Sterling, Ph.D., and Angie Best-Boss, authors of Before Your Time.
7 Tips for Managing Surgical Menopause Without HRT | Menopause and Hormones Article | HysterSisters
I am unable to use HRT, so how can I manage surgical menopause? For some women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) (https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/article_5
6 Tips for Coping with Emotions after Hysterectomy | Emotion Health - Grief - Depression Article | HysterSisters
How do I manage the wide variety of emotions following a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy can be a very emotional surgery for many women. Though it can bring rel
Driving after Hysterectomy | Hysterectomy Recovery Article | HysterSisters
I just had my first post-op checkup. When I left the office, the nurse told me to remember to rest, and no driving until my next post op visit in 4 weeks! I'm a
Special situations: no HRT
There are a number of reasons why some women are unable to take hormones in surgical menopause. A blood clotting disorder or cancer are the most common reasons for this, but occasionally we hear of doctors recommending against hormones for other reasons such as blood pressure, smoking, or fear of the other risks they can carry. Whatever the reasoning, this is a difficult road to follow. While women in natural menopause can often get by with symptomatic relief to augment their own lingering…
Am I Less of a Woman after a Hysterectomy? | Hysterectomy Recovery Article | HysterSisters
Does not having a uterus make me less of a woman? After a hysterectomy, many women feel a sense of loss. Regardless of their age, whether or not they have had