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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 7 by Denise N. Fyffe

The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery It's October, almost three years 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 become fully engaged.             9 Months So,… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 7 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 6 by Denise N. Fyffe

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. 6 Months As my body healed, especially in the early… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 6 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 5 by Denise N. Fyffe

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.   3 Months I returned to work 6 weeks after… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 5 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

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.   Month 1 My first trip to the doctor was… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 3 by Denise N. Fyffe

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.   Week 1 I still maintain that I was actually… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 3 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

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. Day 1 When I woke up, I wondered about my… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

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 recovery process is going good; however, from the very… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Fibroids: What are they and Where are they?

When females hear the word fibroids, other concepts such as cancer, pain, barren and agony comes to mind. For generations black women have been suffering more from this disease than any other women, in any other racial group. It has been surmised that one in four women have fibroids in their uterus and generally it is… Continue reading Fibroids: What are they and Where are they?

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Fibroids Testimonial: Week 4, Post Surgery

It's 11:11 p.m. on January 11th and I am a little concerned about the healing progress of my myomectomy surgical incision. Let's just say it's being stubborn! Over the last three weeks, I have survived and itching with bated impatience and restricted movements. The wound has presented itself at different stages, more time it looks… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Week 4, Post Surgery

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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.… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Atopic Dermatitis, The Rash from Hell

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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

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Fibroids Testimonial: Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps are nothing new to me. Though, these recent episodes were too frequent to be ignored. These muscle contract, leg cramps or muscle cramps, which seized me in my sleep, multiple times for the night, were more than a bit problematic. Every night, it feels like the devils of hell are trying to merge… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Muscle Cramps

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Fibroids Testimonial: The Pain-Free Holiday

These past few days have been a Fibroid holiday from all the pain and this I count as a blessing. Today is one of those days, no pain, no discomfort, no nerves shooting 45mm rounds of electricity in my tummy. This has been quite the reprieve. I dread the days though, when my cycle will… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Pain-Free Holiday

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Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery, Time To Go Under

Recently, my mornings have been filled with discomfort. I wake to a bloated tummy caused by the larger of the fibroids in my uterus. Oftentimes, I am gassy and it makes me wonder if my bowels are hampered while I sleep. I do sleep on my tummy; this I cannot change. Sleeping on my side can… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery, Time To Go Under

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Fibroids testimonial: Fibroids vs. Body Fat?

You mean that's a fibroid and not all fat? If I had known it was the darn fibroids, I would have quit the ab workouts years ago. For almost a decade I have been trying to get rid of my tummy, to no avail. Now, in 2014, I am being made aware that my largest… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial: Fibroids vs. Body Fat?