If you haven’t seen Fibroids Surgery (Part 1), I suggest you click here before continuing this story.
The first 3 months on Fibristal went well, I was able to do my morning light exercices and go about my day. I went to see my doctor and he didn’t notice any difference of the size of the fibroids. He told me Fibristal have been in the country for about 4 years only and still being tested, it first came out in Europe under the name of Esmya, the dosage from what I read is different, Esmya did gave some Liver issues to certain patients. I did voice my worry to my OBGYN, he had my liver tested and everything was fine. He told me to wait a month before starting the new pills segment of 3 months, let me explain: when you are on Fibristal, you have to be on it for 3 months, then take a month break before going back on it. during my break from Fibristal, my period was worse, 10 days of very heavy flow. The month after I was back on Fibristal. That time, I became worse: I was crying all the time, I had NO energy, it had seemed that whatever symptoms I was having , it was making it worse. I told my doctor I will opt to do the surgery.
October 30th 2018, was when I had my 2nd surgery. Compared to the first surgery (See : Myomectomy Surgery Journal: Post-Surgery), this one was very delicate; it was located at the same area as the first. Even if my first surgery was in 2009, this time it took me days before I started walking and almost a full week before I was able to leave the hospital. The recovery period was much longer this time. As my doctor told me, I had this time 5 fibroids to remove but in locations that were making me ill all the time (like the one that was in between my intestines, the surgery was very though, I was on intensive care for 24 hours past surgery before I could even get into my room. This time, I had a Laparatomy Myomectomy surgery (I have a vertical scar), I was told it is best for me so that I can have a normal C-Section when it will be time for me to have a baby and they didn’t want to keep re-opening the same place.
They were able to remove 3 of my fibroids that some were intertwine with my organs. The team of surgeons & residents came to see me every day during my stay at the hospital to make sure I was okay. At the time, I didn’t understand, I just felt in a bad mood. I didn’t eat for 3 days; I even told myself that maybe I don’t want to have any kids. I have a friend who is a nurse who told me that if the team comes to see you every day it is because it was a hard surgery. Also what I found out through the team is that I had in total 5 blood transfusions: 3 while I had surgery and 2 while in intensive care, plus I had an epidural during surgery but it didn’t work too well as I could not feel my legs so they gave me morphine shots; I also had other types of fluids and around my nose I needed oxygen. I honestly didn’t expect that and that is the reason why I kept asking God why? also why was it so bad this time, etc… mentally I had to give myself some positives vibes. What helped was the family and friends who came to see me but first, my faith in God really helped me. I told myself I survived 2 surgeries and my uterus hasn’t even been touched or affected so far and that God never let me down before, he won’t leave me now.
I was able to rest the first month at home. Then started walking arond the house and sometimes outside (it was a rough winter in Canada so very little walk). And then I started exercising again. I tried the free 1 week trial at a local gym to see if I would be okay. Then I am taking dance classes once a week, and 2 months later, I started socialising again by going to an Female Entrepreneure event. 3 months after my surgery, I was officially off of medical leave. I felt so much better and I am in a good spirit. Next stop, God willing will be a baby. We’ll see what happen. But I am very thankful that everything at the end, I am alive and well…. even if months later my health would take a weird turn temporarily….
To be continued