Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Spring is just around the corner! Great time to get moving?! What do you look forward to with the onset of the Spring Season?


Lose the menopause weight

Today is Groundhog Day and if you haven’t already heard…Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so according to folklore we’ll soon see Spring!  Ah…Spring!  When you think of spring, what do you think of?

Many of us think of it as time to get outside and get moving which is a great thing to look forward to, especially if you want to lose some weight.  Our HysterSisters have expressed having problem with their weight for a variety of reasons, one of which is with the onset of menopause!  We have many helpful articles in our article library that will provide tips and motivation to get going.  Here’s just one:  Menopause Weight Gain?  Lose it!

 

Do you need an excuse for taking a break? Resting and relaxing really is good for you!


cuddle up day is a great excuse for taking it easy

Oh boy, oh boy!!  This is our kind of day as today is Cuddle Up Day!!  Why is this our kind of day? Because…whether you are recovering from your surgery or not, a day like today is a great reminder of just how beneficial it is sometimes to just set aside the responsibilities and chores and just take it easy.  So, grab a book or your favorite drink or even your favorite person and just relax!

 

Happy New Year!!


brunette woman holding 2015 for new year

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

2015 was a great year for the HysterSisters and we look forward to another great year of sharing, caring, helping and learning!  Whether you are gathering information, preparing for surgery or recovering from a procedure we wish you all the very best for 2016 and look forward to welcoming you often through our virtual doors here on our site!

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas HysterSisters!


Christmas 2015

The Greatest Gift
by Ron Tranmer

When Christmas shopping is finally done,
wrapped gifts lie ‘neith a tree
that sparkles bright with tinsel and light
for everyone to see.

Each gift has been selected
with thoughtfulness and care.
Toys and such will mean so much
like all the gifts we bear.

 But let us keep within our heart
the much greater gift than these.
One from above, with God’s great love
should bring us to our knees.

 A gift of birth to all on Earth.
A gift that’s far from small.
To everyone, He gave His Son.
The greatest gift of all.

It’s Take a Hike Day! Do you enjoy walking? Are you wanting to improve your hysterectomy recovery?


It's national take a Hike Day

Today is Take a Hike Day!  Depending upon what your current health status is you may either wish to interpret this day as an excuse for telling someone to “Take a Hike” or you may wish to commemorate the day with an invigorating walk.

If you are in the midst of your recovery, you may still need to take it easy but as soon as you get the go-ahead from your doctor you will want to get moving as Walking after Hysterectomy is an important part of your recovery.

Once you are fully recovered and/or you are just wanting want to embrace exercise and say the phrase “Exercise is Fun” and mean it, we hope that you’ll use Take a Hike Day as a means to treat yourself in positive, healthy way!

Have you seen our Book List?! Did you read after your hysterectomy?


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Today is World Book Day!!  So, it seemed like a great day to share one of our favorites lists compiled with the help of our fellow HysterSisters!    Click here for 100 Favorite Books for Hysterectomy Recovery!

In addition to articles and lists like this, our website is home to many forums where women chat and share about all sorts of conditions, problems, procedures and more!

We also have a store of hysterectomy and menopause related products, a doctor search area and even a new area.  So after you’ve spent some time with your nose in a good book, come spend some time with us!  See you on the main site!

Merry, Merry Christmas from us to you!


Now that the presents have been presented, food prepared and friends and family gathered, it is with a jubilant heart that we found ourselves singing out with glee:

 

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Take Time to Enjoy the true Beauty of this Season


As we scurry and hurry through the holiday decorating, parties, shopping, card writing and more it is so easy to forget what the season is all about, but as soon as the words to “Away in a Manger” fill the air, it provides a moment to pause, breathe and thankfully remember.

Here’s to you also taking a moment to breathe while we think of these words from that traditional carol: 

 

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? What are you most thankful for?


This year – as everyone is gathered in the homes of family and friends, I am with my family, eating thanksgiving around a table with turkey and all the fixings. I always love this time of year – with good food (and yummy desserts!) and people that I love. I have much to be thankful!

At HysterSisters we are thankful for you! Everyday we get to see our HysterSisters helping one another via the Forums, Facebook and blogs.  Time and again, women are able to get their questions answered, fears calmed and/or feelings validated plus so much more!

From all of us at HysterSisters to all of you fellow HysterSisters, we extend a very warm and heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving!!