Hello to all the people who are following and reading. I would like to say that exposing PTLS has been a huge challenge, emotionally..
I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read this blog and share it around.
The feedback I have gotten from women who have finally discovered what is wrong with them has been overwhelming. I guess it helps me to realise I didn't completely suffer in vain.
I have heard from all sorts of women all over the globe. I have talked many through their fears and concerns and seen a few on the other side of their reversal, which I have to say, is worth smiling about, as they certainly are.
Yet, I still feel inside myself that there are still so many women who are 'victims' to this unrecognised condition.
I was on Facebook for a while there and I have a page set up on there as to promote more awareness and reach as many women as I possibly can. the link to that page is;
I nearly died from having my tubes tied! Truth behind Tubal Ligation risks.
I think I truly feel like I don't have a very loud voice right now. I feel like I am letting many women down as I can't get to them. It disheartens me at times and concerns me deeply.
I believe in myself though and I'm not going to give up.
There was a woman in America who was happy to ask me questions regarding my reversal and I was very happy to share my information with her. She then had her reversal and I was so happy to see how amazing she felt.
I had noticed she had made a PTLS awareness ribbon in the USA (which I had thought of doing a foundation here in Australia, in memory of my mother who suffered with PTLS and passed on). Yet all attempts to contact this woman for some support were not supported.
I realised that maybe, to some people it is about recognition and/or competition.
My intention is clearly to get awareness to every woman in this world about the risks associated with having a tubal ligation. It has nothing to do with recognition.
The more the merrier.
I think about all the women who are unsupported in this world, especially, and have Post Tubal Ligation syndrome and it completely saddens me. I want to save them all from the madness and pain. Some suffer severely, some mildly. Many suffer and do not know themselves anymore or why they are in the 'state' they are in.
I have been enjoying my recovery at this stage. Also, I'm in the process of taking my case higher in the coming 12 months.
My husband and I have some ideas on where we are going to start too, I think there will be a bit of fuss needed to be kicked up and with God's guidance I am hoping that it is done in a manner where it is dignified enough to have that voice loud and clear.
I am also thinking of making some YouTube videos at some stage to voice my story, too? I wonder if that will be of a benefit? Hmmm.. Me? Doing a video? LOL!
So thank you all who are supporting me, I truly appreciate it. You are all winners to me and I am amazed by your compassion and kindness..
BTW: Life physically is going great! My digestive system is at the end of its 'sorting' now and the feeling is just great!
My hormones are riding along so "normal". It feels so good, I can't express it enough! I can cope so much better with life's stresses.
I am definitely not the woman I was 15 months ago!!
I have shocked many people and Im glad the weight and fluid has taken a steady, gradual drop after the first initial massive drop. I'm toning really well, which I won't deny my happiness about ;P.
I am almost back where I was before I ever had the Tubal Ligation.
I have a box of jeans screaming my name, to be worn like they use to be ;) in a matter of months they sure will be. :D
I will say that I think all women who have a tubal reversal should make sure their Magnesium and Calcium is supplemented for a while. Also to have their blood levels checked for iron, potassium, phosphate, calcium, vitamin b12, liver enzymes, vitamin D. I have been taking a magnesium + calcium supplement and also a multi-vitamin called Centrum.
That is one personal thing that I realised later than I would have liked to in my recovery from PTLS, and that is, my body is recovering from 5 years of sheer upset and hell in an agonising expression. The supplements have been really helping with the process, which needs to be understood, can be gradual in ways. Neverless, a God send.
Here is a updated picture of me. 15 months after my tubal reversal. I am now into my 19th month post reversal and look different again. I will post a body shot when I take them next!
Please keep sharing the risks of PTLS to women. It is detrimental to women and especially their family and life.
Shout with me and make an end to women suffering, totally unaware of why.