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Up Close and Personal: Reflecting on My Recent Surgery

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After many years of being sick with diverticulitis — 13 to be exact — and then having a complete hysterectomy, I’ve come to a crossroads. I know you’re thinking, “What does one body part have to do with the other?” That's why I always say — know your body parts . If I would have known then, what I know today I would not have had a hysterectomy. I also would not have started this incredible company called HER, Inc. Yes, It is really HER, Inc., with EmpowHER being one of the companies under the HER umbrella.

HER, Inc. will soon be launching SkinSAFE, the first ingredient-based discovery and recommendation platform for beauty and skin products. We developed SkinSAFE with the Mayo Clinic to give everyone the knowledge and power to personalize the way they purchase products based on ingredients that are healthy for their skin. And, once again, it came about because of my own health situation. In fact, if you’re interested, you can sign up for early access here: http://www.skinsafeproducts.com/

But do you see a pattern here? Now, we’re close to launching while I’m in the hospital recovering from surgery. Yes, I had surgery last Friday, something I should have done 13 years ago. But, if I had done it then, I would not be here today talking to you about all the blessings, amazing women and gifts/awards that have been bestowed upon me since starting the company because of what I feel was the wrong surgery. What's the saying? Out of something bad, comes something good! I am here to tell you it's ALL GOOD NOW!!

Gifts come in small and large packages. They come in pretty wrapping paper and sometimes in not-such-pretty wrapping paper. No matter what it looks like or what you might think of the gift when you open it, it doesn’t really matter. Because even out of the worst looking gifts, some of our greatest joys and deepest experiences are born. I say this with authority because I live my life this way every day, especially since starting HER, Inc.

I have to tell you all something though. Shhh ... please don't share it with anyone. The whole world is about to know this. I must say, I was starting to feel sorry for myself.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.


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