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Stages of Grief

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There are many stages to griefMany women experience grief at some point or another after their hysterectomy. The uterus represents something special for each of us, whether it's the potential for children, the mark of womanhood, a memory of children we've carried, etc. Whatever the reason, if you feel like you are grieving your hysterectomy-related loss, it can be helpful to better understand the process of grief.

Grief is complicated is a monster, accompanied by a wide variety of emotions, commonly referred to as "stages," that can come and go at any given time.
Denial: This is your natural defense against the unbearable that helps you through the initial pain. This may come when you first find out you need a hysterectomy, or later. You may find yourself blocking out the truth of the situation however you can.

Anger: As reality starts to resurface, you may start to feel angry. This can be generalized anger at the world, or targeted anger at a doctor or someone else. This is your way of deflecting your vulnerability and fear.

Bargaining: This is your attempt to regain control over the situation. "If only, if only, if only..."

Depression: You may be feeling overwhelmed with sadness, regret, and worry. These feelings can be associated with practical issues or a deep, private sorrow.

Acceptance: This is when you can cut your losses and move on with hope for the future.
Knowing and applying these stages can help you grief in healthy ways. They can help you make some sense of your feelings. It may help to write your feelings down or talk to someone to help get them off your chest.

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.

04-30-2008 - 08:09 AM


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