Patient Leader

In the summer of 1998, after carefully weighing all my options with my doctor, I was admitted to the hospital and at the hands of an excellent surgeon had a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. My recovery was quite ordinary in many respects. But, as an avid internet junkee, I surfed the world wide web for any and all information I could get my hands on in order to learn all about my "new" body. Finding nothing, I decided to use my newly developed HTML skills along with my interest in hysterectomy patient support. When I put up HysterSisters in the summer of 1998, I wanted a way to connect women for support and sharing through a difficult process. Difficult decisions. Complicated recoveries. Happy recoveries. Hard recoveries. There was no other like it. Then. Or now. I'm proud of HysterSisters and it's far reaching success, providing support and information resources for women journeying through GYN medical issues. The success of HysterSisters.com isn't singularly mine. It is the result of 300,000+ members sharing their experiences in a safe environment with a volunteer staff of moderators facilitating the exchange of kind remarks and shared experiences. The women make a difference in each other's lives. I'm blessed to be able to be at the helm, watching it work - in this "woman to woman" website called HysterSisters.

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Lifetime Achievement

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Community or Forum

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Lifetime Achievement

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