Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Procedure: Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Consultant: Mr. Keith Louden

“I have got my life back and would recommend this course of treatment to any woman reading this!”

Dear Mr Louden,

I just had to put into writing the change you made to my life and wanted to thank you.

When I came to see you with my excessive bleeding and pain problems I was to say the least tired of this affecting my life.

Before I go any further I am not a size 10 woman, I am overweight but fit, I work full time on our sheep farm and have a part time job too. I was so restricted by the bleeding and was so tired that normal everyday things and life on the farm were becoming a huge problem.

I could no longer go out for long periods of time as I needed a bathroom; everywhere I went I always looked for a bathroom first.

I could no longer go to my ‘gym and swim’, it was just out of the question. I used to swim 52 lengths 3 times a week and as I stopped all of this I was putting on weight.

I had tried several procedures and various medications over many years to relieve the problems, nothing completely worked, some eased the bleeding for a short time but it always returned.

Then I found Gynaechoice. When I saw you and explained what the problems were and how long they had been going on I got straight answers, an explanation of why I had the problems and what you could do to stop them. You were a joy to see and answered all my questions even though I thought some of them were a bit silly, but you assured me they were not. I left feeling there was light at the end of the tunnel and all my questions had given me the full picture of what you were going to do and why. What a weight you lifted off my shoulders!

I had a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy along with the removal of my Cervix, Fallopian Tubes and Ovaries. When I woke up from the surgery I honestly felt nothing had been done as there was very little pain and for the first time in many, many months – no bleeding, what joy!

It has been two and a half weeks since the operation and life is almost back to normal, the only things I am not doing is bending and picking up anything heavy and not hoovering (which is a bonus! I have to admit I am thinking of telling my husband that I’m not able to do this for a year but I don’t think he will fall for that!).

I had no pain when I left hospital and expected to feel lousy for a while! All I felt was a little tired.

I am driving not only a car but the farm ride-on mower too and life is so very much better with no bleeding to think about.

I started HRT the day I left hospital and feel marvellous. I have got my life back and would recommend this course of treatment to any woman reading this.

I would like to add that Joanne and Sally-Anne in your Office have been so very helpful too, they helped me no end in the organisation of my operation and I had nothing less than superb service and help in the Hospital too.

Thank you all so very much.

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