I still remember my surgery day (November 30th 2k9) like it was yesterday. But it happen now a little more than 2 months ago..
I went to see my doctor last thursday for my follow-up, it was suppose to be after 6 weeks, but hospital was full. Since I had my periods he couldn’t check everything. At first, the resident doctor came to see me to review my whole file. Then Dr. Buckett came in and he checked my stomach, pressed here and there, he seemed amazed that the scar cleaned. He then recommend that since it has been 2 months since the surgery, and since I hadn’t done ANY activities but walking (no sexual intercourse, no gym, no running, no smoking, very little alcohol), that I was ready to exercise again! He said to go back completely to normal, which I was very happy about it. It took me a lot of patience, I didn’t even sang anywhere, no photoshoot. It was like a real vacation.
I did put up some a little more weight, but I know it will come off pretty quickly, I like to move a lot and I am a very active usually, that is why it was a bit hard for me to stay still for 6 weeks. But I am giving myself a month to lose some (I really stopped eating pork and beef, as I read, it digest very slowly), lots of chicken, veggies, fruits, fish (tuna mostly).
My doctor told me to go back to normal, to gradually do exercises, because I was inactive for a while. Going up and down the stairs is hard, but I am trying as much as possible not to take elevators or escalators. Starting next week. I am enrolling myself to a gym, if there wasn’t any snow, I would run outside. Just 20 minutes a day I know will be okay. I will post some pics.
But, I am grateful because I am okay. Dr Buckett told me in my case, if I was trying now to have kids, I would need a C-section, but if I wait after a year, I might be able to do it naturally. I hope for Plan B. For my periods, the first few months might be difficult still because of the operation, but it will go back to normal after a few months. I told him that I have pain on the first day, but that my periods is only 4-5 days compare to before ( 7 -10 days) which is pretty amazing. As for my anemia, he mentioned to continue taking Iron. Then he sent me to take blood test, if my level is still very low, he will call me back. I didn’t have to ask other questions. But I am going to see him again in June for another follow-up on my health.
I’ve done a lot of stretching and I really can’t wait to have my shape back, so that I could do what needs to be done. I received the informations about ASK4TELL4, Beverly Johnson Fibroids Campaign. I do not work for them, but I am urging EVERY WOMAN to order the information kit, it is free and contain a lot of informations about Fibroids Treatment Options. Beverly Johnson started this because she went through it herself, and she doesn’t want other women to go through it without getting all the proper information.
Get your free brochure at http://www.ask4tell4.com and spread the word as much as possible. As you will see in the brochure, it starts with that question : “Do I want to keep my fertility?”, on my end it was a YES and it did happen. For now I am cured. But as I was informed, fibroids can come back (I’m not sure about my dermoid cysts), but for now I am safe.
I am glad that my story touched so many women. Thank you for the positive responses and feedbacks, emails etc.
Stay blessed women and stay positive,