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 Fibroid Testimonial: What are they and Where are They?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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