Where Do You Want to Be? Tracie's Story

Where Do You Want to Be? Tracie's Story

If Lena, IL, resident Tracie Zimmerman could go back in time to 2016 before her hysterectomy, she would reassure herself, “This will be one of the best decisions you will ever make.”

To say Tracie was apprehensive about the upcoming procedure was an understatement.

"Up until then, I’d never really had surgery, other than dental work," Tracie says. "It was a scary decision to make, and I was very nervous."

For 10 years, she coped with the symptoms of menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). A busy wife and mother of five children, Tracie discussed her options with Dr. Bazley, who is skilled in da Vinci® robotic surgery technology. Tracie trusted her doctor, who also delivered her daughter Kylie. She did her research and knew a hysterectomy was her best chance for finding relief.

And now that the procedure is behind her, she has no regrets ... other than the time spent worrying.

"The hardest thing was not picking up my kids during my recovery, but it was worth it in the long run," said Tracie. "Life is definitely better now."

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