My Surrogate Mother

This is the first time I’ve ever referred to my surrogate as my boys’ surrogate mother.  I’ve always hesitated before when thinking about her as a mother in connection with her pregnancy to carry my twin boys.  But, the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that her proper title should be surrogate mother or surromom, as is commonly referred to within the surrogate community....more

The First Successful Uterine Transplant

In October it was announced that a Swedish team of doctors had performed the first successful uterine transplant on a woman born without a uterus.  The transplant woman went on to achieve a successful pregnancy via IVF and she delivered a healthy baby boy. It was also reported that other women in Sweden had also received a transplanted uterus, but findings on whether or not they were pregnant had yet to be reported....more

Grateful For My Hysterectomy: Surrogacy & Adoption

Amidst the balloons, the flying wrapping paper, the half-eaten cupcakes and toys haphazardly strewn about the house, I’m reminded why today is special. It’s not just my eldest daughter’s 10th birthday, but it’s also the anniversary of my induction into the hyster-sisterhood....more

Uterus-Gone-Wild

After 23 years of perfectly normal periods, my body decided to quit that shit back in July.  After a normal, 5 day period, I had another two weeks later.  And then another two weeks after that.  And another.  And another.  You get the picture.  I figured maybe this was the start of menopause, or at least perimenopause.  I carted my hemmoraging, anemic ass into my GYN and got a full work-up.  Bloods and ultrasound of my formerly well behaved, cute little uterus.  ...more

Device Used In Hysterectomies Might Have Caused Cancer

Device Used In Hysterectomies Might Have Caused CancerAll women need to read this! Even if you aren’t going to have a hysterectomy, you’ll probably know someone who is, sooner or later.There’s been some lawsuits filed for this problem. The American Recall Center has all the information. ...more

Cancer - Be Intuitive

As women of 2014, we have grown to have a keen sense of intuition. This intuition has not only driven us throughout our lives, but has allowed us to act upon and make decisions regarding situations we are not fully comprehensive of, per say, a sneaky cheating ex you just knew was doing you dirty! ...more

Fuck Uterus

Today's NaBloPoMo writing prompt is: If you could quit one bad habit instantly without difficulty, which would it be?I am going rogue today because this arrived in the mail today. And it needed to be posted....more

So long, PMS

A woman's cycle is an individual thing. Everyone is different under the hood, so to speak. Some are plagued by cramps, some lower backache, some mood swings, some all of the above. When I first got my period, around the age of 12 or 13, lower back pain and an irregular cycle were my complaints....more

Vain talk...

     Earlier this year, I had laser surgery to hopefully remove the cancerous cells that have invaded my body.      It still amazes me that so few women that I've spoken to about my cancer have ever heard of it, or knew that it was possible. ...more

A Pain in the Pelvis - Stumbling through pelvic pain and disease by Amanda Hall

I came across BlogHer today and just wanted to share my blog, apaininthepelvis.wordpress.comI battled Endometriosis and PCOS for years and finally had a hysterectomy in 2011. This blog shares my journey. Thanks for reading! Amanda Hall...more