I am a fellow “Hyster-sister” who relied on your site for many great resources when I was facing a hysterectomy in 2009. You also asked me to serve on a panel of speakers following my surgery in 2010 to assist other women who were facing similar procedures and help to answer their questions. I was happy to do so and help my fellow Hyster-sisters, as they helped me.
However, I am deeply concerned, as a longtime investigative medical reporter specializing in women’s health, to see that you are promoting the consideration and possible use of the very type of dangerous pharmaceuticals journalists like myself are working hard to expose for the sake of safeguarding women’s health and human health in general.
This is a very questionable drug whose ominous side-effects are yet to be thoroughly examined and scientifically analyzed. Remember, it took the medical industry many years before the dangers of drugs like Premarin and Prempro were finally fully realized. By that time, it was too late for the countless women suffering from cancer, heart disease and other disastrous side effects.
Now we have a medication here for which you have to highlight suicidal side effects in a distinct and separate box. Oh boy, here we go again.
Wake up, dear Hyster-sisters, before it’s too late. Or perhaps Noven Therapeutics is paying you to promote their toxic wares on your site? If so, shame on you for selling out women’s health for 20 pieces of gold. If not, then shame on you not fully examining what you are posting in your website affiliations and promotions.
Perhaps if you are going to use your site to allegedly help women while promoting drugs at the same time, you should be presenting ALL the options. And that includes safe, genuinely natural, NON-PHARMACEUTICAL approaches too.
How about posting info about SottoPelle, the ONLY scientifically proven, medically safe and effective means of bio-identical hormone support. Based on years of research, it represents a must for any women undergoing a hysterectomy. It is also the approach that sustained me during and after my surgery as it does to this very day, which is fully explained in the link to my full investigative health report and doctor interview below.
Contrary to public and even medical misinformation about hormones, the dangerous pharmaceutical ones with all the negative side effects are recent newcomers in the broad spectrum of women’s reproductive health. The safe, natural bio-identical kind have been with us over 75 years.
Sadly, sites such as yours as well as the media fail to distinguish that there are different types of hormones. Not all hormones are bad and not all of them have side effects. Yet every woman undergoing hysterectomy must consider some form of natural bio-identical hormone supplementation if she is to maintain her basic health and functioning, without depression, fatigue, loss of libido, and so on.
In January 2010, less than one month after my hysterectomy, I wrote an in-depth investigative medical article about a 100% completely natural and safe alternative for women that has been around since the 1930′s and is backed by numerous medical studies.
I asked you to consider posting my story, which I wrote without income because I was not paid to write it, for the sake of women’s health and so my fellow Hyster-Sisters could make their own educated decisions for themselves. You chose not to… yet now you post info for dangerous drugs. This leads me to question who and what lurks behind your website.
I submit this article to you once again, nearly 4 years later, again for the sake of women’s health, in addition to another one I wrote last year that details the proven safe science behind this non-pharmaceutical approach. Again, no one paid me to write these and I didn’t accept 20 pieces of gold from some drug company to promote them. And I’m not seeking any compensation now. My reward is knowing that one more woman will be spared a life free from unnecessary misery.
I thank you in advance for presenting all the facts on this critical health issue for all our Hyster-sisters and to reconsider your promotion of drugs with suicidal and other toxic side effects. As a woman, I am extremely dismayed; as a medical journalist, I am terribly disgusted; and as a Hyster-sister, I am deeply disappointed.
http://sedonaobserver.com/Hormones_HealthCare.htm – The Truth about Hormones
http://sedonaobserver.com/SottoPelle.htm – The Science of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Sincerely in good health,
Catherine J. Rourke
The Editorial Intuitive & Word Surgeon
Award-Winning Health-Medical Investigative Journalist
Medical Blogger, Truth in Medicine Columnist