It’s All Over Now – Diane’s Story

Hi, I had my hysterectomy in October and they removed my womb & ovaries & surround tissue but left my cervix. The op went well with no problems, I was on a morphine bump which I didn’t use that much. Moving was very sore to start with but did improve & I left hosp 5 days later.

At home things continued to be fine no loss down below just very tired. A week later I got an infection in my wound which cleared with antibiotics, moving got easier & I started to do little things.

At 6 weeks I had a hosp appointment which I thought ‘ok check up go away enjoy your life’ but no, I was told they found pre-cancerous cells in my womb so I would have to have another operation to remove the cervix.

I was a mess but with the support of my partner came to terms with it. I had my cervix removed on 4th March by keyhole surgery & everything is going well. I received call from hospital a week later to be told everything was clear so nothing had spread.

I’m now going to focus on getting back to normal & having pain free months & no bleeding. I have suffered from menopause symptoms but am coping so far. I just want to say that I was terrified of having my bits removed but it was the best choice I made & the end result is worth it, just be brave take it slowly & you will get there in the end.


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  1. Diana I was so comforted to read your story as I had a hysterectomy with the removal of my ovaries on the 2nd July, everything was going well until I received a call to go to the clinic yesterday. I was told that they had found cancerous cells in my uterus, I had a CT scan today and next week I will see the consultant to get the results and arrange a further op to have my cervix removed.I hope that that things will be positive for me as they were for you. Thank you for posting your experience. Bev

  2. Thank you & good luck with your operation, take each day as it comes best wishes Di xx

  3. I have done total hecteroctomy on 1 September 2010, thank you for the words of encouragement

  4. Dearest Diane, thank you for your post. I am going in for a total Hysterectomy in May. Reading your post has helped me feel slightly more comfortable. I’m sorry to hear you had such a scare with Cancer and so good too hear you have someone to help you through such a traumatic time. You are an amazing strong women and marvellous you are on the road to recovery and still in good spirits and wish you a wonderful pain free healthy life ahead.

  5. I was really touched by reading the story. Its been a year now since i had a total hysetectomy and i still feel a bit upset whenever i see adverts of babies and i see my friends becoming pregnant. Its still hard for me to accept but knowing that there are other women who are coping makes me feel normal again. so thanks a bunch for sharing your story!xx