I’m sitting here, writing this blog post, four weeks post-hysterectomy.
Never did I ever imagine having a hysterectomy at 44. It was something the generation above me did. Not young healthy women “like me”. And even then, not something ever talked about. Yet here I am. Weeks out from having this live-giving organ removed, still feeling a little tender and raw.
Although I knew that the surgery itself wasn’t as physically invasive as some procedures, what I didn’t realize is emotionally invasive it would be. How this “simple” procedure would change me. Our wombs and this sacred space are so deeply connected to our identities and our emotions. Our creativity and our energy. A connection that many of us, myself included, are just now beginning to understand.Read More