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Fibroids Testimonial: First Check Up, Post Surgery

Today was my first check up after doing a myomectomy fibroid surgery. About a week late, but I showed up nonetheless. I was secretly dreading this visit with Dr. Rishi Chand because I thought I would be getting the thread removed. I praised God and did a little jig in my mind, as I didn't… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: First Check Up, Post Surgery

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Fibroids Testimonial: Day 3, Post Surgery

I have been lounging in a chair, all afternoon. My feet were propped up for the past few hours. I was reading 'Chicken Soup For My Soul'. Boring!!!! This morning I felt opposite to what i was feeling now; my head hurt, my eyes, I was nauseous and my wound ached a bit. I felt… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Day 3, Post Surgery

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Fibroids Testimonial: Pee, Poop and Pass Gas

Wind, Water & Air On my second night I am a bit light headed. No wind, water or air has moved through the corridors of my colon. So no food, only liquids. My right hand resembles a chunky pin cushion. My veins have been playing hide and seek with the doctors and nurses. So I… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Pee, Poop and Pass Gas

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Fibroids Testimonial: Endometriosis?

My doctor visits the next day at noon after the surgery; it is then I learned the true seriousness of what occurred. My womb had many surprises. It seems not only were my veins playing hide and seek, but my womb too. Not to mention it was 'cemented' into place by endometriosis. Say what now!! Endometriosis?… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Endometriosis?

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Fibroids Testimonial: Depo-Provera Side Effects

Depo-Provera is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone and is given as an injection by a doctor into the woman's arm or buttocks. Each shot provides protection against pregnancy for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but the shot must be received once every 12 weeks… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Depo-Provera Side Effects

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Horrors of Iron Tablets

Why did no one tell me what I was in for? Why? It's almost that time. I am prepping for fibroid surgery. I am feasting on iron tablets. That first morning after seeking my morning release, I turned around to be greeted by a color that fuels the production of nightmares. The scream that came… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Horrors of Iron Tablets

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Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery Complications

My eyes pop open and I realize that I am still in the operating room. The myomectomy is over and the drugs pull me back into the unconscious. When I open back my eyes, I am in a room with nurses talking at their station, a machine taking my blood pressure, oxygen, two IV lines… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery Complications

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Fibroids Testimonial: Myomectomy Surgery

So its time for the big cut. Time to get these alien assassins out of my tummy. Thank God! The financial stress is real but my mind is on the surgery itself. I opted to do the fibroid removal procedure - myomectomy - at St. Josephs hospital in Jamaica...thinking they will be cheaper. Let's see… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Myomectomy Surgery

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Fibroids Testimonial: Rolling, Screaming in UWI Hospital

December 2013, ...a month I am sure never to forget for several reasons. One of them being the alien assassins that reside in my womb; little tumors, fibroids in my uterus. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain was at 99. When it got to a 100, I prayed and blacked out. Not… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Rolling, Screaming in UWI Hospital

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Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery Anxiety

It's Sunday, 4 days before my myomectomy to remove my alien assassins - fibroids - and my mind is consumed by the thoughts of going under. I am sure this is of great concern to many who do surgical procedures, but it is no less distressing or more of a comfort to me. I have… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery Anxiety