Hysterectomy and Stress – Consider first, it doesn’t matter how old you are 20 – or 70, if you MUST have a hysterectomy, and consider all options prior to surgery, and it still is eminent, then chin up and realize it may be the best thing for you in the long run.

I have picked this subject as I am headed for surgery Wednesday morning, complete hysterectomy. Oh boy! 🙂 I felt it important enough to share. I may not post a week or so….then again, you never know! 🙂 First of all, never let anyone judge you, “Oh she’s old”, or “She’s not whole now”…..etc.etc.etc. It’s no one’s business but those with whom you CHOOSE to share the information! (My specialty as a personal trainer for twenty years+ has been “Stress management and relaxation techniques”, so I am good).

If you know anyone who needs help I write a website: http://www.stressmanagementmagic.com. I don’t sell anything there except health (and ads to help with cost). It covers a variety of stress related problems. My goal is to help anyone who needs that kind of help – and I think most of us do!

Hundred’s of thousands of surgeries are done successfully each year.
When you find out that you or someone you love, needs to have a hysterectomy STRESS will begin to compound.
“Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, is a procedure surrounded by controversy – and for good reason. Hysterectomy is the second most common major operation performed in the United States today, second only to cesarean section. Approximately 600,000 American women have a hysterectomy every year…. By the age of 60, one out of every three women in the U.S. has had a hysterectomy.

(Excerpts from “A Gynecologist’s Second Opinion” by William H. Parker, M.D.)

No one wants to “go under the knife”. Misinformation and all sorts of things will begin to slap you in the face mentally.
“Will our insurance cover this? Will I still be a woman and have sexual feelings? Will my wife ever be the same or will she change? Will I gain weight? Who will take care of me? Will I have to take time off work to be a caregiver?”
These are just a few of the legitimate questions that may plague you initially. They all need to be answered. They will all be attended to in time.

First you need to take a breath. Take it right now. Inhale slowly through the nose, and exhale slowly through the mouth. Do it again and deeply.
As you inhale think: “I am bringing in healing oxygen to relax and think optimally.”
As you exhale think: “Negative thoughts and worries are leaving me now as they are of no use.”

Use your oxygen often and mindfully. This is a gift. It is a magical technique to really assist you in dire circumstances. As you practice, when times of urgency arise, you will find yourself using your oxygen as really a personal way to empower your mind and truly affect your physical being.
Thousands of hysterectomies are performed each year safely. The instances of calamity and extended troubles are not frequent. What is frequent, is successful hysterectomies.

There is so much fine information on the Internet alone. You will need to do your homework. Get a second opinion. Inquire as to the possibility of natural solutions instead of surgery. Sometimes women are able to use natural methods to get a handle on the situation. Sometimes surgery is the only option.

Whatever the decision remember this
YOU CAN ONLY DO THE BEST THAT YOU CAN DO IN RESEARCH AND MAKING ARRANGEMENTS. THE “BEST FRIEND” YOU CAN FIND IS ACCEPTANCE OF THE SITUATION. GO FORWARD WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. You may have no other choice in the matter, and ultimately, if you find you or someone you love needs the surgery, it may be the best thing that can happen for your good health.

If you believe in a power beyond yourself, start praying breathe, and try to relax – it will be okay!
A few great websites for women/ or interested persons are:

http://www.lumosity.com/Physical Stress

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10 Responses to “Hysterectomy”

  1. slamdunk Says:

    Best wishes with your surgery and for a speedy recovery.

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you so much! I am fortunate to be very healthy and I heal quickly.. it’s almost “kayak” and hiking time!

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    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Thank you for stopping by and I am so glad you enjoyed the post!
      Post-hysterectomy – I am good! There can be various problems, as with any “knife welding” surgery – but I am grateful I am okay, It is a surgery, when needed, that can be done very successfully. Have a beautiful day!

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