Intention

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.

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3 comments

  1. As always you amaze me! I’ve been fighting with mine for the past four years and feeling like I’m ready to kick it to the curb too. Can’t wait to keep reading!

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