The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery
It’s October, almost one year after my Myomectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. I have experienced different things during my recovery. At the moment, I am feeling strong and for the most part am fully engaged.
My first trip to the doctor was OK. The doctor removed my bandages and told me to come back the following week. By then, I developed Atopic Dermatitis around my wound – the rash from hell. Because the adhesive from the bandages was still on my skin and in parts I dared not mention, small bumps developed around the cut. They eventually turned black and I was mortified.
My doctor was on speed dial and Whatsapp. I sent him messages and pictures. He said they would eventually go away and they did. My fears did not go until I myself googled Atopic Dermatitis. Not all patients suffered from this; just those who are allergic to the tape or adhesive.
I only managed to rip my wound once. One night, while sleeping I stretched and heard the thread pop. Lord have mercy! Me duppy nearly run weh! This issue had been of great concern for me because after the myomectomy surgery, my body continually sought to stretch. There were many nights and during the days, I had to catch myself mid-stretch. What I did, was to stretch individual limbs to minimise the urge. That did not work.
So, since then, there was a small opening in my would that would prove all kinds of grief later on.
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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body
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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