There are actually two main reasons for keeping a symptom diary: specifics and consistency. Because our memories are faulty, we don’t always remember what our exact pain level was from week to week, or how our symptoms today actual differ from those last week. Was my headache today worse or better than the one last week?
Did I have as many hot flashes today as yesterday? Was it tomatoes or coffee that caused my bladder spasms? Being specific and consistent makes it easier to determine triggers and patterns for your symptoms, leading to better diagnoses and treatment plans.
Read more about keeping a symptoms diary.
fter a hysterectomy or during menopause, you may decide it’s time for you to become more fit and healthy. But finding time to exercise isn’t easy. If you’re like most women, you are busy. Trying to rearrange your schedule to fit in some exercising can be tough. You don’t have the time or stamina to run 10 miles or spend even an hour a day on any kind of workout.
But what if you could exercise in spurts? Or if you combine exercise with your every day tasks? Every movement burns calories, so the goal is to move, move, move. Below are 15 tips and tricks for getting moving without having to set aside any extra time in your day. Adding some of these to your day can get you started on the road to weight loss and better health, without overwhelming your already busy life. Read our tips to add Exercise into your Day.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” — Mother Teresa
How are you going to begin your New Year?! We want to begin ours by wishing you a Happy, Healthy 2015 – we look forward to seeing you on HysterSisters soon!
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