I knew nothing about hysterectomy before I had it. Actually, scratch that. I knew I couldn’t have babies and that I wouldn‘t have a period. That was it.
I surprise myself when I think back to how eager I was to have this surgery. I think after three long years of wonky and painful periods, I just wanted to get rid of them. I saw this as my out.
I don’t think I fully understood what this surgery entailed. It wasn‘t until I came home from the hospital that I started to grasp what was happening. And what was happening was not pleasant.
I can’t sit for longer than 20 minutes. My appetite waxes and wanes. I am deeply depressed. I feel angry and robbed and ugly. My body is rebelling and new health issues are popping up. I just am drowning in all this. And no one understands.
I never thought I would miss my period. I would kill to have it back now. Just so that I could call myself a woman.
Look at other options, ladies, before you have a hysterectomy. You don’t want to end up like me.