My Hysterectomy Story
I want to share my celebration. My Hysterectomy Anniversary Day.
I made a difficult choice last year, but a necessary one. I am a tough cookie, but my performance, physical and emotional health output was starting to wane. I had a hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) last year due to Adenomyosis. Adenomyosis is a condition where your endometrial (uterine lining glandular tissue) grows into the wall of the uterus and can cause severe pelvic pain, heavy menses, and possible infertility. It can be considered a form of endometriosis.
It wasn’t an easy decision by measure. And being a physician, I did try everything possible from western medicine and natural modalities, even acupuncture to reduce my pain. But sometimes you have to come to terms that the quality of life is so much more valuable. And the things that worked before, may not be ideal anymore.
1) Consultation and evaluation with my gynecology surgeon (had to be a good fit)
2)Sessions with a mental health therapist/life coach to get my mindset in gear (I was one who wanted to go to my grave with all my body parts)
3) Adjusted my career goals, and commitments and financial reserves (high performing woman needed to take her own advice)
4) Got my squad and close friend circles on alert to help (rounded the posse to put them on alert)
5) Prepared to rest and recovery, no WORK (due diligence to myself and my colleagues)
6) Planned a peaceful journal and gratitude exercises to be at peace with my decision (peace of mind exercises)