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Am I Less of a Woman After Hysterectomy?

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Am I less of a woman after hysterectomy?I still can't help but feel like I am less of a woman without my uterus.

Replies from the hearts of the HysterSisters community:
"Only those who have been there can really understand the feelings of loss and frustration and questioning that a woman goes through when she has surgery, hoping for relief from the physical problems that hinder her daily living and then to find she continues to struggle to heal and to have the life she has dreamed of for so long.

Please don't allow the thoughts of being less of a woman continue to haunt you. The woman you have always been is still there. She is in the heart and soul of who you are. These physical challenges did not remove her.

You have what it takes to over come every situation that comes your way. Look at what all you have already come through! Try not to speculate on the future what-ifs. Take care of each day as it comes, and don't worry about tomorrow. There is grace enough for today."

"A hysterectomy can bring emotional and physical issues for some of us. We feel a loss, and it is normal to be sad and grieve. Remember that others are going through similar feelings. Your hystersisters are here for you."

"In my opinion, I think it takes a much stronger type of woman to brace herself, make the decision for the surgery that will save her life, and do whatever it takes to manage the consequences. LESS of a woman? NO WAY!"

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-21-2008 - 08:57 AM


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