Fibroids, Storytelling

Fibroids Testimonial: Atopic Dermatitis, The Rash from Hell

It escapes my mental faculties why women have to suffer so much.

Even worse, Why do I have to suffer so much!!!

You would think I don’t have enough to deal with recovering from myomectomy surgery, without having to deal with bleeding, a bloated tummy and atopic dermatitis from the adhesive of the surgical tapes.

I was freaking out!

I thought doing the myomectomy surgery would take care of my present, yet prolonged health issue; but that is not the case. My first conclusion was that my skin was being irritated by the prolonged use of feminine napkins; seeing as I have been bleeding for months it seems. My skin is overly sensitive and the adhesive section can make any female’s life miserable.

Issues like these make me court the thoughts of a hysterectomy.

I hate being a woman!

Again, I did my research and learned that it was a popular issue faced by many people post surgery. The adhesive from either the tape or glue used during surgery and to cover the wound causes an allergic reaction in many people. Me, being one of them.

After my myomectomy surgery, I had adhesive on my hands, leg and tummy. My hand did not react to the tape, only my leg and stomach.


The rash or atopic dermatitis as I have discovered, presented itself for two days at areas near my thighs and for a couple more days around the wound. When the rash is going away it leaves black marks, which with many of them, my wound looked scary.

Initially, I opted to use the ADT ointment. This has helped the chronic dryness, but the itching, skin erosion and rash persists. I have no patience when it comes to suffering; I have had to bear too many crosses in my lifetime.

By day two of this torture session, I read that the active ingredient in Benadryl lotion should help. Immediately the inflammation and firestorm itch settled. It felt like I had rubbed a healing salve on, which I guess I did.

The next day, I routinely applied olive oil. This immediately alleviated the chronic dryness, erosion of my skin and over the next several days, completely helped to heal the scarring and discoloration which was left behind.


More information is provided in my book. See details below.


Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

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Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

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