FIBROIDS, LIFE AFTER 3 YEARS!! How do you deal with?

Hi,

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything, I was away as I was reorganising my whole life, if I can say it like that.

For my fibroids, I have another appointment this June to find out if my fibroids grew.

Lately I had more health issues, my thyroids glands have been abnormal (white blood vessels test results lower than normal). I have not been able to loose weight for more than a year. So far, I have not been prescribed any medications, but I still have to do more tests before they are sure that the problem is really hypothyroidism.

For my fibroids, I am on and off with chicken and Turkey,  but I do eat MUCH less of those than before. I have started taking my hemp oil again morning and nights and it does help, especially when I have my periods which is back to almost as heavy as they were before, but not for the same lengh  (5-6 days, compared to 7 to 10 days before).

I read and receive a lot of emails from you all, and I am so thankful because I know I am not the only one going through it… Especially I have  3 fibroids that came back and I am staying as positive as possible.

A reader wrote a comment on my Hemp Oil to cure fibroids (Isis) and she wrote that if it comes back, sometimes you have to change your environment, and I was thinking a lot about that and it made sense. I am making a lot of “LIFE CLEAN UP”, I am taking more and more into consideration who I am letting in my life, what I eat etc, because a lot of sickness we have is due to stress that we endure for too long sometimes, and I want to have a better and healthier life with myself.

So my question to those who already had a surgery, could be Myommectomy, Hysterectomy, Laparoscopy etc… How did you cope with the POST-surgery?

Let’s discuss in the comments below, the more we share, the better.

Stay positive!

Bless,

Miss Jhane

@Missjhane on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Miss Jhane Keeping the Smile

Miss Jhane Keeping the Smile

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My uterine fibroid story… My inspirations

Blessings all,

It wasn’t easy to write about my story with Uterine Fibroids. When I first found out (read story from previous blogs), I became overwhelmed by lack of information about what it was, how I got that, if it was curable etc… My friends were telling me to get rid of it like I had a bad disease. I tried to, but the first ob gyn (which shall remain nameless) and the hospital that I went to told me that it might be too late and that I might have to get hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) and that, in his words, told me in french “de toute manière cela arrive a toute les Haïtienne, tu peux attendre un an et tu peux toujours adopter” (it happens to all Haitians women anyway, you can wait a year and you always can adopt afterward)…

You know my instinct told me not to listen.. I tried to find inspiration, motivation and I fell into RareEbony‘s video on Youtube and she really inspired me to find better solution to what I had which was, like she would say, a silent sickness. The videos were made in 2008 and when I found out this year, she was still looking for solutions. Why do I chose her? Because I felt like her, like the doctor didn’t gave me any other options, like I was in shock and she motivated me to speak about it, that is the only way you can get the right help.

Here is the first part Rare Ebony where she was speaking about her symptoms, I had the same types of symptoms:

The second one she speaks more about her case and the problem of this “silent sickness”:

And the third part:

You can send her your support and write her an email or youtube message on her channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RareEbony

She really inspired me to learn more about what was happening with me. I kind of became obsessed. I stop eating pork right there, less carbs, less meat, more salads, more exercises, less alcohol, much more sleep, bigger connection with God, etc…  As people started noticing, I was less noticeable in music events this year that I did in 2k8. Health became a prior part of my life. I spent much more time relaxing and slowing my pace a bit. It was hard but kept a positive attitude about it. And again, I kind of push back a lot of negative vibes around me, and it made a huuuuggge difference.

Another video, that one with Beverly Johnson, the first African-American supermodel who was on the cover of Vogue spoke about her personal experience with Uterine Fibroids.

Beverly Johnson on the cover of Vogue

Beverly Johnson also started a foundation  ASK4TELL4, where she speaks about the Uterine Fibroids and is very concerned about women to get information about it, especially African-American women. The more you know, the better you’re informed and the quicker you can do something about it with the right doctors.

Supermodel Beverly Johnson

http://www.ask4tell4.com/

Hopefully I am doing my part by speaking about it and not letting this issue put to bed. Comment me or you can tell your own story here as well. Thank you for reading me.

Jeanica aka Miss Jhane

WHAT VITAMINS I TAKE TO DEFEAT FIBROIDS

Theses days I feel so much better than a few months ago. Ever since I started eating more healthy(organic food as much as possible), more vegetables, reduce my alcohol, eating less meat and mostly more Vitamins.

I still have the grapefruit size fibroids, but it feels less hard when I press on it: every morning and throuhout the day I press lightly my stomach to see the level of my grapefruit sized fibroid. I feel it but from time to time I feel it moving, so I rub it to put it back in its place, on the left side. I still sleep on my stomach but mostly on the side.

I do lots of walking, and I run 10 minutes maximum, because after I feel a pressure under my stomach. But running helps a lot with getting in shape. I run 3 times a week for 10 minutes, then I walk for 30 minutes. I don’t do any crunches for the moment, cause my fibroid is abdominal, but breathing and stretching helps a lot.  With this view (image below) you have to enjoy and be grateful of every minute.

Seaview Park, Canarsie, NY

Seaview Park, Canarsie, NY

But like I said before, what is really helping me right now is eating less meat and take vitamins. At first I was taking multivitamins, but I found out after reading different blogs and websites that it is better to take different vitamins supplement. Here are the one that works for me so far, I am not a doctor or physician, I am only a person who is doing what she can while she find a solution for my fibroid issue. I’ve read different articles and blogs and view youtube video and did my own chart of what can I try for myself to make me feel better.

If you are pregnant, nursing or taking other medications, it is recommended to consult a physician first. And again, you don’t necessarily have to buy exactly the same types of vitamins that I bought, theses are the one that I chose and that is working for me so far.

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B-Complex

NATURE MADE B-Complex with Vitamins C

I take it once daily, it helps convert the food into energy;

Potassium

Potassium

MULTI-SOURCE Potassium

I take it once daily. It says it is good for water balance, nerve transmission and muscle activity;

Calcim, Magnesium and Zinc

Calcim, Magnesium and Zinc

DUANE READE Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc

I take it 1 to 3 times daily. Good for Bone health and Immune System.

Since May I have started taking them and doing it slowly. I have went to see my gynecologyst that was referred to me by the hospital, the waiting list is about a year, and he said I should have hysterectomy and that anyway, it happens to all black female!! I was soo much in shock that I have been looking for another doctor, a few days later my friend referred me to her uncle who is a doctor, he just press on my stomach and was advising me NOT to wait a year because it is okay but it can get worse and if I would like to have children than that I shouldn’t wait that long. He also said that that there is only one hospital where I come from in Montreal that deals with other alternative than hysterectomy, he said that in that hospital in perticular, they have the technology to make the fibroid melt, when it is not too dangerous. He said he will take the appointment for me with the hospital and call me back. I am still waiting because it is summertime and everybody is on vacation right now.

I stay confident though that everything will be fine. I don’t want to panic anymore, I practice lots of positive thinking and it really helps. Also, I am not on a diet, what I do is good for my health, some people are telling me that I am becoming difficult with food, but in the end, it is about keeping good health for my future. I got a taste of vegetarian sushi and may I say I am addicted to it, I just love eating it. Vegetables are good for me and I can do different types of recipes with it.

This is what I have done for myself so far and so far, so good, I don’t complain and I feel good. Feel free to let me know what you have done for yourself as well. This fight is not over, and I am not letting that getting in the way of my music career path!!!