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(reply to Alison Beaver)

I was a happy healthy 46 yr old woman who looked and felt 35. I was hysterectomized and castrated without my consent in September 2007. I had no female problems. I have learned that many women end up with their female sex organs removed without their consent so my story is not unusual. I woke up from surgery a different person. I developed cataracts within five month of my surgery; losing much of my vision. I went from having the eyes of a 40 yr. old to having the eyes of a 70 yr. old according to my eye doctor. Our lenses have to have estrogen to see. My bladder, bowels and intestines have all become displaced since my pelvic support is gone. The bladder sits in front of the uterus and the bowels sit behind it. Once the uterus is removed, all other pelvic organs become displaced. I urinate at least six times an hour if I'm lucky enough not to urinate on myself which does happen because I have lost all feeling in my vaginal area. My vagina was shortened and sewn into a closed pocket as is done with all vaginal hysterectomies. I have no sexuality whatsoever now. I am completely dead sexually and was very sexual before my surgery. My vagina completely atrophied within eight months and began turning inside out. I have chronic fatigue and terrible lower back pain, muscle and joint pain. I have thyroid problems because our thyroid gland has estrogen receptors. I have memory loss because our brains have estrogen receptors. I now have very high blood pressure due to loss of hormones from uterus and ovaries which protect our heart. I have had insomnia for three years now. I have suicidal depression since the surgery. I have attempted many times to kill myself. I could go on and on and on. There is no end to the mutilation, destruction and devastation to the body, mind and soul due to hysterectomy. Over 600,000 women a year are hysterectomized in the U.S. and 74% of those women are castrated (ovaries removed). I am now sick, disabled and homeless. I recently testified in Frankfort KY about proposing legislation that would truly inform women of the consequences of hysterectomy such as heart disease and Parkinson's disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women (more than all cancers combined). A Cardiologist in NY recently went on the record saying "Doctors who remove a woman's female sex organs are giving women heart attacks". This is very serious. I have a web site at www.hysterectomyconsequences.com if you want to read more information about menopause and hysterectomy.

July 12, 2010 - 7:17pm


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