Welcome. If you didn’t take the minute to read what the intention of this blog is, I will explain again here. First of all, I’m glad you made it here. I recently underwent a hysterectomy to remove my uterus-we were not great friends over the years, but more about that later. Being young (at this time I’m 35) and without previously having children (or wanting them-also more about that later) I found the resources, support and advice for someone in my shoes to be severely lacking. SEVERELY LACKING. There are some websites, (hystersisters.com) but nothing I could relate to. I didn’t know what to expect, what my recovery would be like, or how (I would soon find out) other people’s perceptions of my body’s ability to produce a child would impact me in very strange and emotional ways.
The intention of this blog is to serve as a place for those who are curious of what this experience was (and still is) like for me. I will offer advice, share some art, and tell my story. This is not a place to seek specific medical advice- I am not a Doctor, I am an Art Therapist (more about that later too). If you are faced with having to remove your uterus, please consult a physician. If you are looking for answers to questions like “what should I bring to the hospital?” or are feeling frustrated with people asking you if you’re going to be ok because you can’t make babies, this is the place for you. I have found that humor has proven to be a great form of medicine. Just a heads up that this blog will also be woven with sarcasm, jokes and laughs.
Thank you again for stopping by. Check back for weekly updates as I reflect and share my story. I send you warm wishes if you are facing this surgery.