Have you ever found yourself looking for health information and feeling lost, confused and alone?
You are not alone.
In this segment, you'll learn the inspiring story of founder and CEO of EmpowHER.com, Michelle King Robson.
As Michelle likes to put it, "she got sick, she got well, she got mad and then she started a company!"
After a complete hysterectomy, Michelle became very ill due to the side effects of hormonal changes of removing her ovaries. This led to a full year of her being bed-ridden.
Michelle's exhaustive searches online led to constant dead ends when it came to viable health information for women. After a windfall of over-medication and unnecessary medications, Michelle became depressed and even considered taking her own life.
And then came a positive change that turned everything around.
Michelle was sent a book titled Screaming to be Heard by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet. It became clear to her that she needed to become her own health advocate.
Ultimately, her research led her to start her own company, EmpowHER.com: a resource for women to advocate their own health and support one another... a resource that Michelle dearly wishes was available when she was ill.
Michelle joins Andrea and Lisa to share her full story and discuss hysterectomies, hormone replacement therapy and becoming your own health advocate.