How do I explain my upcoming Hysterectomy to my family and/or friends when I’m uncertain about the types myself?

Not only do women have to decide between the several types of Hysterectomies, many have to also work through the misconception by some that Hysterectomies are not real or major surgeries. While some hysterectomy options may be done as an outpatient procedure with minimal scarring, that does not make them any less serious than a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH).

It’s also important to remember that what worked for someone you know, may not be the right option for you.  No matter which way you choose to go with your hysterectomy, be assured that whether your surgery results in a small incision or large cut, having an organ removed is something not to be taken lightly and you’ll need time and space to properly recover.

Which type of hysterectomy did you choose or are you still trying to make a decision?

Read more about Abdominal vs. Vaginal vs. Laparsoscopic Hysterectomy Recovery here.

Have hysterectomy questions, but are always on the go?! Yes…we have an app for that!

We know that many of our HysterSisters want information or think of questions while they are away from their main computer so we developed an app so that you can stay connected all the time!   Whether you are wanting information about your hysterectomy or are beyond your hysterectomy and wish to join in a discussion about recovery, menopause or something else you can now literally have that all in the palm of your hand.

The HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support app is your personal tool for everything from preparation to recovery (and more!).

Come join us!

Are you a HysterSister like Thatcher? She says That She Found an Amazing Group of Caring Women Here!

We asked Thatcher what her biggest fear or concern was going into her hysterectomy?   She said:
“It sounds odd, since my hysterectomy was for cancer, but it was surgical menopause.  I trusted my gyn-oncologist to get the cancer but I would not be allowed to take hormones because of the cancer.

Isn’t it nice to know that you have a huge community of women at HysterSisters that can relate to what you are going through?!

Read more about Thatcher and her Hysterectomy story and then please share your hysterectomy story as sharing your story will help other women!

When Should I Stop Drinking Alcohol Before My Hysterectomy?

Do you drink alcohol?  Do you consume alcohol on a regular basis?  Some women think that following their doctor’s pre-hysterectomy guidelines with regards to food and drink (usually nothing after midnight on the day of your surgery) covers their alcohol intake with the ‘drink’ portion of that restriction.  However, your particular level of alcohol consumption may require you to cease consuming alcohol earlier.

There are some common surgical complications that could result from alcohol consumption, but alcohol could also impact your anesthesia experience and/or your hysterectomy recovery.  Therefore, before your surgery be sure to talk honestly with your doctor about your normal alcohol consumption so that potentially life-saving steps can be taken for and/or by you for the safest surgery and recovery possible.

Read more about Alcohol Consumption Before Hysterectomy.


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-The Bluebird Sisters

Dear Honey…Sweet Face (Bill)!


 Do you have a supportive significant other?  For many women, hysterectomy recovery involves more than just them…it involves their family, friends, co-workers and more.  

Here is a letter from one of your HysterSisters to her supportive significant other:
…”Thank you.
Thank you for loving me so much.
Thank you for always, and I mean always, being there for me.
Thank you for being my bestest friend”.. Read more Dear Honey to Bill.  

Want to let someone in your life know how you are feeling after or before your hysterectomy, what you need, your worries, etc?  Visit Our Dear Honey section of the HysterSisters hysterectomy community to add a letter for someone in your life.


Did you get a second opinion when advised to get a Hysterectomy?

Did you know that we have a sister website devoted solely to the topic of Second Opinions and their importance?  While having a hysterectomy is the best route for many women, for many other women there are effective alternatives available.

The Give Me A Second website is wonderful resource that helps you with questions to ask your doctor as well as conditions that warrant a second opinion.  Of course, you can find more information and discussions about second opinions in many areas of our website including our HysterSister articles and the HysterSisters Forum.

Are you a HysterSister like Emily? She says There is Strength in Numbers!

One of the things our HysterSisters love most about our site is the huge community of women that can relate to what they are going through.

We ask our HysterSisters:  What helped you the most before/after Hysterectomy?  Here’s what Emily said:  ”Before my hysterectomy reading the free booklet from HysterSisters really helped with my preparation.  After my hysterectomy my Hysterectomy Recovery date thread was my lifeline”.

Read more about Emily and her Hysterectomy story and then please share your hysterectomy story with others. Sharing your story will help other women.

Did a Hysterectomy Really Help You?

Was the decision to have a hysterectomy an easy or an agonizing decision for you? While some women wished they would have had the surgery sooner and feel great post-surgery, other women wish they had looked further into alternatives. has found that the more optional treatments explored prior to having a hysterectomy, the better. We encourage you to explore all your options and alternative treatments first!

You can read more about Will a Hysterectomy Really Help?