What To Do If You Think You May Have Endometriosis

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Do you know what to do if you think you may have endometriosis?

First of all, what is endometriosis? Bloody painful for a start, it can be debilitating and is often misdiagnosed, as it was in my case. 

For almost thirty years, I was backwards and forwards to the doctors with upset stomach’s, sickness, heavy and painful periods and not once was endometriosis mentioned. I was in my early 40’s requiring a new mattress before I even heard of it. The doctors had diagnosed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome,) told me to stop eating spicy food and stop stressing but, that didn’t stop the sometimes chronic pain for three out of four weeks every month. 

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Do You Know What To Expect Following A Hysterectomy?

Do You Know What To Expect Following A Hysterectomy?

Do you know what to expect following a hysterectomy? No, neither did I. I expected it to be painful and life-changing and although I was well prepared physically and mentally, I wasn’t prepared for some of the things which followed and the after-effects of the surgery. I am writing this blog to help you understand what to expect following a hysterectomy. 

There were are few things which caught me off guard:

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3 Positive Ways To Reduce Stress, Anxiety Or Depression Whilst Coming To Terms With A Hysterectomy Induced Menopause

Do You Know What To Expect Following A Hysterectomy?

Looking after your mental health and finding your self worth is important but never more imperative than when you are facing or have faced a hysterectomy induced menopause. In this blog, I would like to share with you 3 positive ways to reduce stress, anxiety or depression whilst coming to terms with a hysterectomy induced menopause. 

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Why I Wrote My First Novel. Katie, A New Chapter.

Why I Wrote My First Novel: Katie, A New Chapter

Katie, A New Chapter is the debut novel by author Lisa M Billingham. Here I share with you why I wrote my first novel.

Perfect Timing

Covid 19 forced me to write my first novel. I decided many years ago to write a book. Mentioned it often enough to make friends roll their eyes. I could tell what they were thinking. Here she goes again, another hair-brained scheme and it was, at the time. I was already suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and low self-worth plus, I was about to go into hospital for a hysterectomy. Writing a book wasn’t an option. It is now. Having been repatriated to the UK from Fuerteventura, I had time on my hands. A lot of it. Now, using my creative skills to write the first in a series of novels. I have loved writing this one and, I intend for it to help others find their self worth and live a life they love.

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Preparing For a Hysterectomy And Adapting To Life Through The Menopause

Do You Know What To Expect Following A Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy

I never thought I would be preparing for a hysterectomy at 42. Life was chaotic, working in the corporate sector as a Business Development Manager, travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Just when I thought life was being kind to me, I had previously struggled with stress, anxiety depression and low self-worth and, I was finally moving forward with my life. Now I was being told I had stage 4 endometriosis and I needed a hysterectomy.

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