This is my story and journey to healing my sexiness after an unwanted hysterectomy.
I started to watch a series called the sacred Plant this week. You can find the videos on You Tube, called The Sacred Plant. . I’ll share the link at the bottom of this post. Now how does this have to deal with the vagina? Lets go back to the beginning of my healing journey. Q the waves and the shimmering in front of your eyes as we go back into time…..
I have had a long history of fighting the messed up medical system. And yes our medical community is a mess.
In 2008 I had a large fibroid come up on my left ovary. The pain hit me while at work and I thought it was maybe really bad gas. I did go to the doctor after a couple of days and had an ultra sound done. That’s when the nightmare began. I went to a GYN in Huntsville Al, and because this fibroid was growing in mass quickly she decided to say that scary word we all fear. CANCER…. Of course we all are taught we want to get the cancer out, so when she recommended I have the fibroid ONLY removed I said yes. That day I should have walked out of her office and went online and looked up what I was up against. It would have saved me years of torture and the loss of my desires as a woman. If I had only known what I know today.
I regret that I was so misinformed and did not look into what was going on with my body at that time. We are taught at an early age that we should trust our doctors to do no more harm and help us heal. How very sad that throughout the history of human medicine this statement is erroneous. That day will forever be etched into my memories. This woman I trusted to help me was only out to make money, she had no care for my well fair in any shape or form. AS a woman she had no regard for my safety or sacred female body. She castrated me like a pig. She laughed as she told me that she had to give me a hysterectomy. Her reasoning was because my uterus was enlarged, yeah I am sure it was I had just started my period that day.
I had a horrible anesthesiologist and she burned my veins with the medication that puts you to sleep, she didn’t know what she was doing and I woke up on the operating table half way through my surgery. Both women need to be fired, but due to the corruption of our law system they walk around and are hurting other women to this day.
I ended up with PTSD and because I was put on a high dose of Xanax for more than two weeks I developed an addiction. The general doctor who prescribed the xanax failed to help me with all the side effects and I ended up being passed around to other doctors. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and then cut off from the xanax cold turkey and went into seizures for three weeks. It took me 5 years to get over what the xanax changed in my body. I still have protracted withdrawal symptoms to this day.
My Short history here doesn’t end with just PTSD I have suffered with pain, depression and several flu-like symptoms since I was 16, I finally found out this year that I have Lyme disease. There is NO blood test that correctly works in diagnosing one with Lyme. I have heard horror stories of misdiagnosis and test that come back non conclusive. Leaving the Patient to search out and heal themselves with alternative medicines. I am lucky in a lot of way because I have my chiropractor that was able to tell me what was going on.
How does this have anything to do with my woman bits, well all of these things contributed to the demise and causing me to get where I am. I woke up enough out of my drug induced addiction and went to school to get my Holistic Health practitioner License and Herbal training. I am and have been healing Myself.
Okay we are back to the present day. As a result from my hysterectomy I have lost all sexual feelings, I suffer with endless days of dry, scratchy, pain down under. I can count on one hand how many times I have had sexual relations since 2008 and it is now 2017. That’s really sad!! There are HRT’s out there and I have tried some but they cause more side effects. I have tried every herbal blend that I can come up with or find. Yet they only have helped temporarily.
I have been studying CBD oil for about a year and a half. I am amazed at how it has helped me with my pain from protracted withdrawals and Lyme Disease. It has helped me to control my PTSD as well. So I got to looking into it for helping women with their lady bits. Not much information out there that’s for sure.
I was shocked at all the history that I am finding out on how much cannabis helps the human body though. Our bodies make cannabinoids and are these cannabinoids are found in different parts of our body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.
This cannabinoids affect the body because we make cannabinoids in the body.
How I understand this is when we remove a body part that makes these cannabinoids we effect the way the body reacts to different illness or it impacts our system as a whole. Not just removal but the air we breath the food we eat the stresses on the body affect these cannabinoids. What to do? Replace that which was removed would seem the most logical. I can’t get a new vagina so I need to replace the cannabinoids that are no longer being made.
All parts of the endocannabinoid system are present in the human ovary, including the endocannabinoid anandamide, and its receptors, CB1 and CB2. Anandamide has the role in egg maturity and release during the menstrual cycle. Endocannabinoid deficiency, a state in which levels of anandamide are too low, may spur early menopause. Bingo you remove the uterus and a or both ovaries and the woman goes into menopause. Even leaving just one ovary does the same thing.
The Internet is buzzing about a new breed of marijuana that apparently causes no buzz of its own. Israeli researchers have bred cannabis plants that look, smell and taste like ordinary marijuana — but lack THC, the active ingredient responsible for the spacy, giddy and sometimes hallucinatory part of pot’s high. In 1937 when congress made cannabis the devil we lost out on a sacred plant that was being used world-wide in many cultures. Not only does the plant heal us it also heals our earth. Yet because the oil company recognized that the hemp plant can do just as much as their oil products but safer and cleaner they went after a healing plant and destroyed its good name.
We have a cancer cure, as well as a Alzheimer cure, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, fertility issues, menopause cure and more. It’s just illegal to grow and make into a tincture. WHY???
Back to my journey here. As I was saying I am having issues due to medical intervention. I am searching the internet and medical journals on how cannabis might help with the scarring and hormonal disruption from a Hysterectomy.
Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science, and Sociology.
Not only has medical research been historically remiss in addressing both women’s issues and possible therapeutic benefits of cannabis, many of the conditions popularly treated with the herb are gender specific and female predominant. Among them are dysmenorrhea, migraine, fibromyalgia, and a variety of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The 12 articles contribute to redressing the neglect. They are also published as Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics v. 2, no. 3/4 (2002). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The Hystersisters site where you can find an article on cannabis and hysterectomy pain is way out dated. I am finding that here on the web, there is a lot of outdated articles when it comes to womens health and cannabis. You have to go back in history to find the truth on cannabis. So my fellow writers out there would you please update you stuff. Lets get that new information, well really old but new to us today, let’s get that information out here.
On my ongoing research here this month I finally found a likely cannabis cream from a very reputable company to try. I saw one only review where a fellow hyst sister is using it for pain and discomfort down under. She reports that it has been a life saver for her female parts and saved her sex life. A side note here… I use a water base tincture of cannabis and have found when I take a therapeutic dose 1ml a day, I am not having the pain, atrophy or the cramping I usually have everyday. I can not do many pelvic floor exercises due to sever pain if I do. And as a woman if you find you are having pain after or even a couple of days after doing pelvic floor exercises you need to stop and relax those muscles. Not everyone needs to be doing 20 of these exercises a day.
A happy side effect on the use of cannabinoids has shown that cannabis has helped in animal studies with incontinence
From an article written by Marijuanatimes.org;
Recently, one study concluded that cannabis extracts have improved neurogenic bladder symptoms in MS patients.
Experts believe that cannabis could be useful for the treatment of urinary incontinence with localized, as well as central nervous system, problems that are associated with urination and bladder control.
These studies have shown consistence with the experimental studies and confirmed the existence of cannabinoid receptors in the target organs, which could be a potential drug target for urinary incontinence.
As my journey continues I will be updating you. In a follow-up blog I will let you know what I experience and continue to research and get information out there. I hope you will help me out and share this with friends and family. It is time to take back our healing and health. Love and light!!