Many women are now facing an era of their lives where they have to adjust to being more comfortable in their own bodies than they have ever been before. For some, it’s been a tough road getting to this point. Take a look at how these women are dealing with losing their period, getting their implants taken out, and finding a way to fit into smaller clothes. It’s pretty emotional stuff, and it’s great to see these women taking control of their lives in a positive way instead of letting things happen to them as they did in the past.
The Emotions Helping Them Along
When a woman goes through menopause, her emotions are likely to go through the roof. This is especially true if she has had a hysterectomy and/or ovary removal (commonly known as a “major” surgery), as she may suddenly find herself facing several emotional issues at once. For instance, she may feel great guilt for no longer being able to give birth, anger at the intruders who entered her body and took away her reproductive organs, and a deep desire to look and feel like herself again (which could be quite a lot of weight to lose!).
These days, many women are turning to social media to help them deal with their emotions. This is especially beneficial for those who have had a hysterectomy and/or ovary removal, as it gives them a safe space to express themselves and connect with others who are also going through similar emotions. For example, one of my favorite blogs is “My Journey Through Menopause,” written by Rebecca Scherer. Not only does she provide interesting and thought-provoking reads about menopause, she also encourages her readers to join a women’s support group. Although menopause is not a disease, as it’s a normal stage of a woman’s life, it still hits close to home for many of Rebecca’s readers, as it does for many women who have had a hysterectomy and/or ovary removal. When I read Rebecca’s blog, I feel like I’m walking along with her, as she’s putting into words exactly what I’m feeling, and helping me to understand why I’m feeling this way. It’s been a great tool for me, as I’m sure it will be for you as well if you’ve had a similar surgery.
The Challenge Of Surgical Menopause
One of the biggest challenges for women who have had a hysterectomy and/or ovary removal is figuring out how to deal with their surgical menopause. For those who are unfamiliar, surgical menopause is a period of time following a hysterectomy and/or ovary removal where a woman’s body does not produce sufficient levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to produce menstruation. This can range from a few months to several years, depending on the exact conditions of the patient as well as the type of surgery performed.
Estrogen is an important hormone for keeping a woman’s sexual function and also maintains the integrity of her genital organs (in particular, her uterus). While estrogen levels will go down following a hysterectomy and ovary removal, they will not go back to their pre-surgical levels, which can cause a variety of problems for a woman if she does not adjust her life accordingly. Progesterone is important for regulating the lining of a woman’s uterus, so when it is no longer there, things like infertility and increased risk of cancer become prominent concerns for the patient. Just think of all the ovarian cancer cases you’ve heard of, which are usually caused by a prolonged period of time going without menstrual periods (which causes the ovaries to continue producing estrogen, essentially giving a person a estrogen-rich production line even when they’re not getting any menstrual periods)!
The good news is, many women are now learning to live with surgical menopause. This is mainly because there are now more options available to women than ever before, regarding the treatment of their condition. While there is still no cure for surgical menopause, there are now a variety of medications, dietary supplements, and alternative treatments that can help to alleviate many of its symptoms. These treatments have made it much easier for women to deal with their condition and live life to the fullest. While it may be somewhat challenging to find the right treatment for you, it is still a lot better than having to fight your body and the symptoms that go along with it (like hot flashes or mood swings).
The Importance Of Lifestyle Change
Another big plus of losing weight after a hysterectomy and ovary removal is the fact that you will feel much better. Not only will you look better and feel more like yourself, but you will also have more energy, make better decisions, and be much more comfortable in your own skin. Many women who have gone through this surgery have found that maintaining a healthy lifestyle makes a big difference in their emotional and physical well-being. This means adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet, trying new things, and getting plenty of sleep all contribute to helping them lose weight and feel better.
There are also many medical studies that have shown losing even a few pounds can significantly improve a woman’s quality of life. Feeling better about yourself on the outside means a great deal, as it can help you to feel better on the inside too. When you are happy with yourself, you tend to feel better and be better in all aspects of life. This is not to say it’s easy to lose weight after a hysterectomy and ovary removal, as it can be quite the opposite. Nevertheless, with the proper changes and adjustments, this can be achieved.
Losing Weight As A Defense Mechanism
One more thing to consider regarding losing weight following a hysterectomy and ovary removal is that it can be a form of self-defense. More and more women are realizing that there are many reasons why they may want to lose weight, and one of the primary reasons is to protect themselves from the side effects of the medical procedures performed on them. The most common example of this is breast implants. Many women have discovered that if they lose a significant amount of weight before their surgery, they will not only be able to avoid a number of painful consequences, but they may also be able to recover more quickly from the operation itself. This is because lighter women have a lower BMI (body mass index), which means their tissues will recover faster from the trauma of the surgery. While this may not always be the case, it certainly makes for an easier recovery and lessens the likelihood that complications will arise.
Why Did You Have So Much Tummy Tuck?
Many women are now taking a more active role in their health, which is great to see. However, there are still some procedures that they want to avoid under any circumstances. One of them is a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a surgery where a surgeon takes the skin and muscles in the abdominal area and gives it a new, tighter appearance. Many women have had this done as a form of camouflage following a pregnancy and/or obesity surgery. Although the results of the surgery are usually quite breathtaking, the fact that it is a form of cosmetic surgery does not make it any less invasive or uncomfortable for the patient. Not to mention the fact that it is considered one of the most painful surgeries there is due to the large areas that need to be anesthetized.
Tummy Tuck At The End Of A Beautiful Life
One beautiful woman who chose to end her life as she knew it was Marjorie Merriweather Post. She was a famous socialite and one of the first female editors at Vogue magazine. In 1940, she had a tummy tuck at the age of 62, which gave her a more youthful appearance. However, it also changed the course of her life. Post felt unsatisfied with her new look and had the surgery reversed, which returned her to the old Marjorie. She died at the age of 63, still unhappy with her appearance.
While there is no denying that there are many wonderful things to be said about Marjorie Merriweather Post, she would not want anyone to undergo the surgery that she had in later life, as she considered it a death sentence. Even after all these years, there is still no reversing a tummy tuck. Post would most certainly not want anyone to go through what she went through, as she did not feel that the surgery gave her what she really wanted, which was to die as she had lived, at the age of 62. No woman should have to go through the emotional and physical pain that she experienced as a result of the surgery, which could very well have been avoided had she not had it performed. At the very least, she would not want anyone to suffer like she did and had to endure years of pain and discomfort before she died.