Gynaecology Services - Hysterectomy
Support Group Meeting this Year
7.15 pm to 9.00 pm.
Includes Tea and Coffee. Donations gratefully accepted.
(Speakers maybe subject to change)
Wednesdays to note and be remembered!!
Who are we?
We are a small and friendly group of women who got together over a common need. We all have our own individual story and the thing that binds us together is our having or having had a hysterectomy.
The need arose for us to share, in a caring atmosphere, some of the questions not always thought of, voiced or easily discussed with busy professionals.
Generally this time is emotional and distressing for the woman, her partner and family. Part of our aim is to b there for support - perhaps over the phone, maybe to meet and share over a cup of coffee - and to know what further questions may need to be asked so an individual is able to make clear, factual and informed decisions.
With clear information about procedures and what full recovery may entail, a decision of what may lie ahead can be made with conscious awareness. The choice may be to hold off, or it may be to carry on with a hysterectomy.
A small support group, with a big impact
Things to Consider
Have I had a check-up? (general, smear test, bone scan, etc)
Going to Hospital
Is there anything I can do to aid my recovery (mind, emotions, spirit and body)?
After the Operation
During your recovery having the support of your partner and friends is important, especially where there are young children to care for. Returning to sexual activity with your partner may undergo a change. If this is a concern please seek assistance to this common reaction. Remember not to "rush around" after your operation so look after yourself - take time, and take care. We can be contacted by phone on:
We are available to talk with you individually, or as a group. Which women’s group do you know of who are interested in learning more about health, hysterectomy and increasing their well- being? Contact us today to organise a date, time, topic, and we will be there.
The Hysterectomy Support Group is a forum where women can go to talk and be listened to regarding any problems and concerns they may have regarding their surgery. It provides a supportive environment for women to share their experiences.
Partners are also able to contact the support group and may find it very helpful.
We hope you have found this booklet useful. If you have any further queries do not hesitate to call any of the organisations listed below:
The Pre and Post Hysterectomy Support Group has been recognised by:
"Know thyself for once we know ourselves,
we may learn how to care for ourselves, otherwise we never shall" - Socrates
The application of …
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER"
Sir Francis Bacon