As I (and Grace) have written in the past, I don’t blog about anything other fibers here. Every once in a while, life catches up and consumes you, and you can’t think about anything else. My hysterectomy is one such event. For this reason, I want to put a plug in for a great resource. No, I have not been approached by the site to write a plug for them. (Read last paragraph of Grace’s rant here.)
HysterSisters is a wonderful site with lots of information for someone who, for whatever reason, is facing a hysterectomy. Here, you will find a lot of information about what you (or someone you care about) will experience, the various issues that led up to this point, information about your specific condition, what your surgical and non-surgical options are, and what to expect before, during, and post surgery/recovery. There’s also a community that you can ask all the questions that you either forgot to ask your doctor or need an answer to earlier than your next appointment.
Once you create your profile, the site will send you periodic updates during your recovery to remind you of what you should and shouldn’t be doing at each stage. It was a great reminder for me to take it easy, even though I feel much better.