My hysterectomy at 19
|It took me
years to recover from this loss, but I am grateful I had the chance
to experience childbirth one time.
I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant. Everything was fine throughout
my pregnancy until the end when I didn't feel right. At my last doctor's
appointment with a routine blood test they said something didn't seem
right and admitted me for induced labor.
Everything also went fine until after my daughter was born. They could
not stop my bleeding. I had to have a blood transfusion and was given
an emergency hysterectomy. To this day they still do not know how it happened.
It took me years to recover from this loss, but I am grateful I had the
chance to experience childbirth one time.
Mercedes Lynn Wagner
For more information about hysterectomy:
- HERS Foundation (Hysterectomy Educational Resources
& Services) is an independent, nonprofit women's health education
organization providing accurate information about hysterectomy, its
adverse effects and alternative treatments.
Awareness, a website dedicated to raising awareness about hysterectomy
as well as providing support and resources about the subject.
Uteri, a forum for the discussion of the physical and emotional
challenges that can be caused by hysterectomy.
- Hystersisters, a woman
to woman support website for hysterectomy recovery. This group offers
resources and kindness so that visitors can discover options and make
decisions for themselves.