Losing the Woman Within

Losing the Woman Within is available in the following formats:

PDF eBook (to print yourself) – perfect if you don’t want to pay postage
eBook for the Amazon Kindle
eBook for the Barnes and Noble Nook
eBook for the Sony PRS
eBook available from the Apple iStore
PaperBack Version available from Lulu.com

It would be true to say that almost every woman that has a hysterectomy will experience some sort of emotional upset as a result of it. How difficult this is and whether it is hormonal, psychological or a mixture of both will depend, to a large extent, on the life situation you have found yourself in.

The title of this ebook is a response to the 1000′s of women who have contacted me at The Hysterectomy Association over the years who feel that their essential womanhood or their sense of self will be profoundly affected when they lose their womb. It is a full and frank account of the range of possible emotional impacts that a hysterectomy can have.

It covers the emotional upset that can be caused by our hormones as well as the emotional ones of anxiety, stress, anger, grief, guilt and depression; it talks about the possible effect on relationships and our sexuality and it is all done with the sensitivity and understanding by someone who has ‘been there’, and who has emerged happy and healthy at the end of it.

It is written by me, Linda and I am Director of The Hysterectomy Association. It is an informative guide to what you may experience, it is also interspersed with my own experience and story, which I have used to illustrate the emotions and situations she is talking about. It has a clear and easy style of writing, that will appeal to every woman who is about to embark on a hysterectomy journey.

The book looks at :

  • Physical affects of hysterectomy
  • How our hormones affect our feelings and why
  • Emotional affects such as depression, anxiety, guilt, and grief
  • Your relationship and sexuality
  • How you can help yourself

I found writing about how I was feeling so cathartic that I have also included a couple of journal pages for you to begin your own diary of how you feel and you can print them out as many times as you need.

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