Surgery Anxiety – How to cope

Surgery Anxiety – How to cope

If you’ve been told that you have to have surgery … whether it is minor or major … you will have had that rush of anxiety. I don’t know about you, but my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t wake up from anaesthetic. It doesn’t matter how many surgeries you have … there is...

Life After Hysterectomy

Life After Hysterectomy

My mother had a hysterectomy when she was around 45 – and she said to me, “I don’t understand why women feel as if they are no longer a woman, and believe their husband/lover won’t want anything to do with them anymore?” She also said it was the best thing she had done! I have...

After Gallbladder Surgery – What can I eat?

After Gallbladder Surgery – What can I eat?

I am often asked this question.  From a personal point of view … I eat anything I want to … although I do pay the price every now and then.   This can be in a variety of forms.  They are: stomach cramps – leading to one or two episodes of diarrhea to very distressing...

Recovery After a Hysterectomy

Recovery After a Hysterectomy

I’m going to write this article from the perspective of personal experience. There are five different types of hysterectomy. 1. Total abdominal hysterectomy 2. Vaginal hysterectomy 3. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy 4. Laparoscopic supravaginal hysterectomy 5. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy Depending on which type of hysterectomy you choose or is decided for you will depend on...

Gallbladder – Fair, Fat & Forty

Gallbladder – Fair, Fat & Forty

“But you’re not fair, fat and forty – what makes you think you’ve got gallstones?” This is what the doctor said to me when I told him I was there to see him because I had gallstones. Apparently, fair skinned, overweight people around 40 years of age are the most common sufferers of gallstone...

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