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Hi, I'm glad I found this forum, it's been very helpful to read the experiences of others, and to know I'm not alone. I had my UFE just over a week ago. For me, it was definitely the option I wanted to go for, as opposed to a hystorectomy (I've had a myomectomy in previous years). Like most on the forum, my procedure was 'straightforward' in that I had the procedure and was discharged after a night in hospital.
I found the actual experience of the embolisation quite traumatic and can't understand why it is classed as light proceedure? I think it's underestimated and should give the option of general anaesthetic for those who need it. I did not cry during the experience, but wanted to, I didn't want to be viewed as an irritation which I think is how the surgeon might have been feeling in response to my constant squirming and anxious noise making, I have high blood pressure and this went very high during situation, which lasted 2 hours because of there was difficulty feeding the catheter into my artery.
I could go on, but the main things I want to say are that overall, I remain glad that I had the embolisation, and hope I can come back and add a further update following the wonders to be seen. I'm very grateful to those who have shared the tiredness and lethergy after effect as I am feeling this too, my stomach though not majorly painful is very bloated and I have a mild nervy type pain to my groin area, I was leaning towards pulling myself together to get back to a stressful and pragmatic work situation next week, but am thinking a little deeper between priority of my health and 'letting others down'.
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