A Freight Train Ran Over My Health

A few weeks ago a freight train ran over my health.

I went to a Gynecologist for an exam. I knew I had been having some “female problems” but I was still shocked at what she told me. She gave me a diagnoses of hysterocele and level 3 cystocele. I had previously heard of those under the general term of prolapsed organs. She recommended a double surgery. One , bladder repair surgery and two, a hysterectomy, both to be done at the same time.

After talking for a few minutes, she tentatively asked if I would like to try physical therapy.

Would I?

“Yes please !”

She really does not think therapy will fix the problems but maybe I should try anyway. I met with a wonderful physical therapist a few days later and have been exercising like crazy ever since. The intent  is to either eliminate the need for surgery or to get me stronger allowing for a better surgery and recovery experience.

What do you think?

To start a conversation, leave a comment in the comments section.

If you or someone you know has a similar story to share I would really like to hear it. Especially whether they needed surgery or not and how it all worked out in the end.

I would also like to hear from those who are still in the middle of this journey as well.

Thanks in advance for being willing to talk about something so personal.


This is the first post in this series.

See Part two here.

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2 thoughts on “A Freight Train Ran Over My Health”

  1. Hi yes have had about the same thing. Had surgery 2008 had a bladder sling put in have had no problems with it. I also had a huge cyst the size of a small cantaloupe which they removed vaginally. It was larger than it had been the month before when the surgery was scheduled. I still have 1 dried up ovary left because it took longer than was supposed to and I was loosing to much blood so they had to close me up quickly. I was in the hospital an extra day. I now take a hormone pill every morning Estradiol 1MG and another Vagefem inserted for moisture keeps you healthy in your vigana.

    1. Hi Christi,
      When you had the cyst removed did you also have an hysterectomy?


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