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this is a joint effort.

by susan j bucher (no login)

I have two little girls. What if nothing is done about this? Will they do to them what they did to me?

I do not do this for me. I'm a victim. There's nothing that can be done for me. I have to "live with it". I'm doing the best I can.

I couldn't understand why I had not been warned. After I started finding information on the internet about the side effects (after I was diangonsed post meno), I asked a doctor about what I was finding. (This is the same doctor that told me that it's possible that he cut some viens.) She told me "stay off the internet". Can you imagine?

After I pulled myself together from the shock and horror of what had happened (and what was happening with the shock of the hrt) I vowed this wouldn't happen to my girls.

Just before my 2nd surgery I started buiding this site. At the very place (the internet) that I was told to stay away from. It happens to be the perfect medium to get the message across.

Ironically, by refusing to acknowledge PTS and the "wacky" answers that I and other women were being given, (especially after I was already being told by more than one doctor "in person" that "it's possible that he cut some viens" etc...) as well as other personal issues that promted me to have my 2nd "discovery" surgery.

I knew that the tubal caused my meno before this 2nd surgery, but the photos tell 1000 words. I have no dought what so ever what caused my condition.

This, the "Coalition" is a joint effort. I can't do this on my own. If we don't do something about this the pattern will continue. No one is going to do it for us.

For those of us who already have aready fallen prey to this crime it's too late...we've already been injured and are victims. We can, however, make it better (with proper informed consent, education, etc...) for the others who are not yet a victim of this hideous silent crime.

Posted on Mar 23, 1999, 1:44 AM
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