My body had been going a bit crazy since the beginning of the year and I had no idea why.
So I decided to make a trip to the OB/GYN. Ladies, you know how scary that can be. But I needed answers! I didn’t tell many people about my results. I didn’t even post it on Facebook.
But today, I’m announcing that I gave birth on Tuesday, September 8th 2015 at 11 AM! To these…
Oh yes, count them! 11 uterine fibroids! Altogether those things equaled the weight of a newborn baby!
Look, I know I opened this blog post on a lighter note, but take me serious now, please.
Everyone needs to care for every aspect of their wellness. But today I’m focusing on the women. Ladies, we really need to always be conscious of our gynecological health. That means getting checked out more than once a year. So many things can and will go wrong “down there” if we don’t stay on top of our treasures. As you might guess based on that photo, at least one of those fibroids has been around for years. I didn’t even know that anything was wrong!
Let me clarify – I had lingering symptoms but ignored them because my blood work was fine, I had no health conditions and I wasn’t on medication. Still, something wasn’t right inside and I was ignorant to that. Many things can hide under the radar (hint hint, like fibroids). So you must be your own advocate. If something doesn’t feel right, there’s a reason!
Here are some common side effects that you may develop if you have uterine fibroids:
-Heavy menstrual bleeding
-Unexplained painful cramping
-Unexplained leg pain
-Pain or discomfort during intercourse
-Unsuccessful pregnancy attempts
Fellas, if a woman that you love has any of the symptoms above, encourage her to get her reproductive health checked out. And ladies, you know what to do – make the appointment. Just do it.
The great news is that fibroids are not cancerous. Also, their removal isn’t as hard on the body as you might think. One method can even be done as an outpatient procedure.
Last thing – my OB/GYN is ah-may-ZING. From the moment he suspected I had fibroids to my current recovering state he has been great. If you live in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and are in search of a new doctor, email me and I will get his contact information to you!
For now I am taking a few weeks to heal and then I will continue with my relocation plans. What, you didn’t know I was moving? Read all about it here.
So cheers to leading healthy fulfilling lives for years to come!
Have you suffered from fibroids or another gynecological condition? Would you like to know more about my experience? Fire away in the comments below.