I believe Everything happens for a reason and I believe in embracing the journey all the way until you reach your happy ending.
I still remember this day (November 30th) a year ago. When I woke up at 5 in the morning, the trip to the hospital with my mom and my brother, me not being afraid until I laid on the operating table and saw all of the tools that were being disinfected.
I remember the surgeon put me to sleep then I woke up feeling like I was in heaven. My hospital room where I almost stayed for a week, the bed rest, etc.. The doctor telling me the recovery will be a process…
A process which I still go through today. It was a lot, physically, mentally, emotionally etc…
Physically, it took longer because the abdominal area is the core of the body, very fragile. To remind everyone, I had 13 uterine fibroids & 2 cysts in each ovaries and went through Myomectomy Surgery. I tried diets, but it only made things worse. I had to mentally accept my body the way it is for now and not worry about it. I still take my iron supplements, my periods are went down to 4-5 days (I am saving so much on pads now).
Running helps a lot, not only on my body, but also mentally. I do crunches but not everyday, but I do a LOT of stretching because I feel the blood needs to run properly. I do miss dancing on stage (an ex-professional step-dancer)… A LOT!!!
In a few weeks I will have my doctor’s appointment post 1 year surgery. I do feel good. I still have anemia though.
Today I was watching The Fran Drescher Tawk Show and her topic was “Turn Pain Into Purpose”. She had Rosie O’ Donnell has Skype guest and they talked about how they were both diagnosed with Uterine Cancer, how they won the battle and what positive outcome that came out of it.
She ended the show with this quote: “Sometimes the Best gifts comes in the Ugliest packages” – Fran Drescher
One of the “ugly package” was being diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids, that slowed me down on the Entertainment Industry. But as I was researching the Internet last year, there was very few links, stories or anything about it. I made it a duty of mine to do blogs about it and that maybe it will reach at least one woman who’s going through thee same thing. Today I have over 7 000 people who visited my blog page, some had comments, sent me emails, etc and it became a purpose to continue informing everyone through my journey. It is far from over, stress is part of my everyday, but I am coping with it much better now as I now know that it is a “cancer” friend.
I am no doctor, nurse or anything in the medical field. I am a woman who has decided to share her story. I’m a singer-songwriter who still work for her success in her everyday life. I would like to thank you.
Share your story with me I would love to read your stories.
2 replies on “One year Post-Uterine Fibroids Sugery”
Wow. I just got home an hour ago from the hospital. I had my myomectomy on November 30th. I came across your blog searching for the best way to sleep. I too made the 5:00 am journey for my surgery and stood strong. And eerily, they removed 13 fibroids. So far so so good, and I look forward to reading your blog as I chart my own progress.
I have an abdominal myomectomy scheduled for Dec 8th. I’ve never had a hospital stay and I’m a little fearful. Just discovered your blog. Thanks for sharing your experience. God Bless.