Kathy - Keeper of the Keys
| Kathy - Keeper of the Keys|
From the Staff Bios Articles List
SAH - Princess Kathy Crowned in SAH Ceremony on 12/4/03
Options to Hysterectomy
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Fitness after Hysterectomy
Grief and Loss
Ask A Doctor
Hi and welcome to the best website for hysterectomy recovery on the internet. I'm Kathy and I'm the gal that is privileged to have created and founded this website. I had my TAH/BSO in June of 1998 and had this website up and running in August of 1998. It didn't look like what you see here today. It was a small website, full of the questions and answers that you can find on the main page in the pull down menus. It also contained the Bedtime Stories for Hyster Sisters. When I discovered that the search engines were sending many women to the website, I found that the hystersisters were using the guestbook like a message board!
We launched the message boards, created calendars for surgery and birthdays and added hostesses all in a matter of a few months as we all watched in amazement at the traffic surge. USA Today featured the website in two articles and Fox Network and Health Network both featured me and the website. I wrote the book, "Through the Land of Hyster: The Hyster Sisters Guide" as an extension of this website since I knew many women were not online.
Never did I plan to create what you see. While I intended to launch a website for hysterectomy recovery and support, I never imagined that it could be like this. Of course, in 1998 technology was limited and each day we find more and more that we can offer and provide here to make this website even better. This website has truly been a creative work in progress, growing as the needs arose and the technology allowed.
I spent fifteen years as a public school teacher in north Texas, juggling teaching responsibilities with the launch and management of HysterSisters. Currently I spend my energies managing this website along with other online endeavors including website consulting. My husband is also a teacher and I'm a mom to two grown, precious kids.
My son (now out of the Air Force) works for NASA and my daughter is using her marketing degree working for the largest snack food company. I have a funny dappled red dachshund with blue-eyes named Dora Mae who makes me laugh and snuggles with me in my chair and her newly acquired sister: Thelma Lou who isn't quite a dachshund but should be.
My favorite things: antique stores, Mary Engelbreit things...("No Matter Where You Go, There You Are!"), changing the wallpaper in my bathroom and painting the living room on a whim, quilts, books, summer, the color red, wintergreen lifesavers, chocolate, dachshund puppies, fresh cut flowers, flowers in the garden, my front porch swing, laughter, my church, my friends and the hystersisters.
I personally believe that this website is the best on the internet for several important reasons. First, it is the hostesses who take their time to make sure that the posts on the message boards are taken care of and that every woman gets an answer. Because we aren't medical professionals, we aren't practicing medicine, but we feel its important to make sure each woman that is looking for support should be able to find a friend or two (or more!) here.
Second, we make it our policy to abide by decency guidelines that have been adopted across the internet (and personalized for the hystersisters) to make sure that the website is a safe and comfortable place for a woman to come and find friends.
Third, this is the best website for hysterectomy recovery because of YOU. The women who find this website looking for support, stay as they find friendships and help other women. I believe that women instinctively know how to help each other...it is a matter of providing the platform and media needed to connect women to women on the net.
You make the difference in each other's lives....we (the hostesses) just make sure the place runs as smoothly as we can to make sure that happens....woman to woman.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will try to get back with you. If I fail to answer your email, please forgive me. Time doesn't always allow me to personally answer every email I get. Feel free to email the other hostesses as well...in fact there is usually a speciality hostess for each forum and area on the website and they are the quickest way to get your answers usually.
Blessings galore from the Land of Hyster,
Kathy (TAH/BSO June 17, 1998)
SAH - Princess Kathy Crowned in SAH Ceremony on 12/4/03
Recommended for Hysterectomy Recovery
The HysterSisters Store has gathered products made specifically for your recovery from surgery. Here are the best sellers we can recommend to help you:
- The Great Binder Set - We have made it very easy for you and combined the two best binders and the Silky Sac into a great set to save you money! Our favorite is the Perfect Pocket binder with cold/hot packs!
- Deluxe Hyst Prep Set - As you plan, we've gathered the best products into one set for special pricing.
- Post-Op Panty - These great panties speed recovery, and reduces scarring. They contain a medical-grade silicone panel over incision to reduce scar's apperance while they provide support to weakened muscles and tissues from surgery. Excellent!
- Softest Bra Ever - When you want to wear something, but feel nothing. This is the softest bra ever, in microfiber with no hardware or tags to chafe or dig! The comfort-ribbed underband stays in place gently, so it is perfect for sleeping and lounging.
- HysterSisters Accessory Kit - Are you a HysterSisters fan? This set has a fun collection of HysterSisters items.
- Very Private Moisture - Once your doctor gives you the green light for intimacy, this is the stuff! This is a best selling product with a high rate of permanent, satisfied, repeat customers! Relieves vaginal dryness instantly, protects tissue & enhances intimacy.
"Buy it for the problem, use it for the pleasure."
|Devin Garza, M.D.
12201 Renfert Way, STE# 215
Austin TX 78758
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place
Celebration FL 34747
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Emily Cunningham, M.D.
1720 Nicholasville Road
Lexington KY 40503
|Brad Cohen, M.D.
2477 Route 516
Old Bridge NJ 08857
|Bret Lewis, M.D.
5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste 295
(#2 Location) 11975 Morris Rd., Ste. 310 , Alpharetta, GA 30004
Atlanta GA 30342
|Terry Grogg, M.D.
4461 S Broadway Suite 200
Grove City OH 43123