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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.



NATURE MADE B-Complex with Vitamins C

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




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!!!


I was diagnosed with Fibroids (Part 3)

As a singer-songwriter, after being diagnosed, I though that I had to give up everything. I was asking around and some women told me that I wouldn’t be able to move for 3 months, that I will feel horrible because they might remove my uterus. There is not way to prevent it or no cure but to remove the whole uterus aka in medical world, an Hysterectomy. I was pretty much depressed for a week. But as an optimist and believer that everything will be fine, I Google Fibroids, and found a lot of interesting definition.Here is the best so far I found to explain WHAT is Fibroid. I copy paste from the website http://www.associatedcontent.comwhere they explains different types of Fibroids.

Fibroids are tumors that appear in the uterus. Fibroids affect many women and this condition is usually spawned from hormone imbalances. Estrogen is the key culprit for stimulating the growth of fibroids. There are different types of fibroids and are defined as follows.

  • Subserous Fibroids-grow on the outer wall of the uterus. This specific type of fibroid commonly grows during menstrual periods.
  • Submucosal Fibroids – they grow inside the uterine cavity. A woman’s body begins to cramp because the fibroid grows where a baby would be birthed and so the body tries to birth it.
  • Intramural Fibroid-grow inside the uterine wall and mimics the symptomsof subserous and submucosal fibroids.
  • Pedunculated Fibroids-These mimic the ovarian tumors.
It is still unsure of how u get fibroid. Doctors claims it comes from heredity and very common with black women (85% chances) after 30 years old. In a lot of cases now in the 20’s…
From most website that I’ve read, here is what is coming out:
. Heavy menstrual periods or menstrual flow or longer periods;
. Lower back pain;
. Irregular or unpredictable bleeding;
. Abdominal bloating (makes you look pregnant);
. Exhaustion;
. Very painful menstural cramps;
. Constipation;
. Pain during intercourse;
. In some cases infertility;
I have most of theses… Every morning, I have lower back pain and stomach pain as well.. I have to do a lot of stretching to be able to urinate. My cramps are getting worse and worse every month… After being told that I had to wait. I went to do more research about what can I do to make it easier on my back pain or not being sick WITHOUT taking medicines or waiting on my doctor’s appointment. Cause I can’t stay like this, I have shows, I have photo shoots, I have networking and mostly, I don’ t want to buy new clothes since I told myself that it is only temporary..
Here is a picture of my tummy in the morning.. you will see the left side is bigger, this is where is my (grapefruit) 10 cm fibroid. Nothing has been digitalised this is all me!!
Fibroid tummy

Fibroid tummy

I was browsing to found out how big it is inside just to show you, since I haven’t received my sonogram test from the hospital as of yet. I found a sonogram pic from http://www.mirs.org/fibroids.htm
grapefruit size (10 cm) fibroid

grapefruit size (10 cm) fibroid

So I know that I can’t stay like this.. I have found many websites that was talking about alternative medicine, how to cure naturally and that you can even ‘shrink’ the fibroid by eating healthy. Not that I was not eating healthy, but certain food they say ‘encourages’ the fibroid to grow, as it feeds itself from our blood vessels.
What I know so far to lower the fibroid :
. Eating food rich in fiber;
. Oatmeal porridge;
. Fruits and vegetables everyday, especially broccoli and spinach, prunes, pears and figs;
. Ginger;
. Herbal tea;
. Reduce or eliminate caffeine;
. Eating less animal fat and oily fried food;
. No saturated fats;
. No white bread;
. Soy products;
. Reduce or eliminate sugar and alcohol.
. Lots of liquid, water, soy milk;
. Low heavy exercises,  long walk, no weight lifting;
For Vitamins, I am taking so far:
. Calcium;
. Magnesium;
. Zinc;
. B-Complex (with Vitamin C);
It seems like a lot in the beginning but some of them are actually 3 in 1 vitamins. It has been two months since I started and I feel much better since. I have much less lower pain, stomach ache, my periods are less painful, and I am more healthy.. I still have some abdominal pain from my fibroid. It is hard also to cut everything all at once, so what I suggest is to do little by little.. I still get coffee once in a while, but when my periods comes, I try to cut everything all at once cause whatever you eat, your periods will make u feel what u eat: that’s a way to think. It really sucks that I can’t have some of my favorite fast food. I miss eating BBQ chicken (people know how I love my chicken), I cut the beef and other types of meat. I have chicken maybe once a week now. I miss eating what I want, but I am doing this for my health. At the end of the day, I still believe that I can have a child and I refuse to have an hysterectomy.

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