I am a proud mother of three wonderful children ages range from 3 to 7 years. I am 27 years old and raising my children alone and that is fine by me, I work hard to support my family and love being a mum and enjoy my job
But every single damn month I lose 2 to 3 days worth of pay, I am lucky that my employer is so supportive and understanding, the reason I have to go sick is my menstrual cycle.
I literally flood with blood, I wear 3 night-time pads and a tampon, I’ve tried the menstrual cups but they over flow, my periods are so heavy that I soak through everything.
I cannot leave the house and rely on a friend to take and collect my eldest two children to and from school, my stomach cramps and on a few occasions I have collapsed in pain.
I have tried ALL types of contraception, hormone tablets, home remedies everything my Doctor can think of, I have spent hours upon hours researching online ways to help reduce the flow but nothing has helped.
What I want is a normal life, a hysterectomy, my womb taken away and a chance at being a great mum and a reliable employee throughout the entire month.
My doctor has refused, I am too young they say, I might meet someone and want another child, there could be complications etc and to try alternative treatments.
I do not want any more children, I do not want more pain, I do not want to be stuck at home, I am fed up of washing blood soaked clothes, why do doctors get to decide what I might want in the future. Please tell me I’m not alone, there must be other woman who are refused a hysterectomy. Surely it is my body my choice
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