At 35 I underwent a hysterectomy, my uterus and I were not getting along. This is my personal account of how I took on this new obstacle, things I wish I would have known, the humor I use to address it, the art I made in response, and the incredible people I met along the way. This is not a medical blog, I am not a doctor, everything here is strictly from my point of view. If you are faced with having to remove your uterus, please contact a doctor for medical advice.
Author: Crystal Renee Drake
I am a cisgender female who recently had a hysterectomy at 35. I'm a fiber artist graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a Master's degree in Art Therapy. I've also worked in the service industry for most of my life-server, bartender, host- I've done them all. I grew up in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and am currently working in Chicago. This blog is something new I've started in hopes to create a space for others who are faced with having to remove their uterus. It can be a very lonely and isolating process, and my intention is to lessen some of that with some advice, art, jokes and "I've been there" support.