Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What you should know...


I enjoy reading a wide variety of blogs. All of them offer humor or sharing, different slants on the world and often provide real facts and knowledge.

The writer is a consumer advocate and activist. She has written several recent articles on the scandal of unnecessary hysterectomies and the devastating after-effects it can have on women's health and happiness.

I was shocked at what she has to say.

6 comments:

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I had the opposite happen to me -- it was GREAT to get a hysterectomy and changed my life dramatically for the better! I wish the medical profession would look carefully at what is GOOD for each person and then act accordingly, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach!!!

Kathy said...

I will have to check that out!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

That was interesting, and I believe it's likely that too many women are undergoing hysterectomies just because it's the in thing. But like Holly, I was much better off after mine, so I wouldn't rule them out entirely.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this catbird is a young one and it is still here. And it does seem smaller than most I have seen.

Sparrow chic said...

I work in the state system. I have seen the drug of the month and the surgery of the month. Sometimes its the patient who is asking for the procedure. Case in point-in the 80's the thing to do for sinus troubles was to strip the membrane and have a lining applied to decrease infections. However, for all the same people I saw go through the procedure, they still had and have trouble.
Personally, I know there are doctors who push for procedures for the bucks. But, I had my hysterectomy because I had an enlarged uterus full of tumors.
I see both sides of the issue.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I think you've done a nice service by making people aware...