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I just wanted to share my story for those who are dealing with fibroids and have plans to get them removed via myomectomy. In the summer of 2015 I was diagnosed with having a 9 cm fibroid. A specialist recommended I get it removed before having babies. I put it off, as I had no immediate plans for children, it wasn’t causing me any pain, and I ended up relocating for another job. Fast forward to summer 2016— I found a gynecologist in my new city with great reviews and he made the same the recommendation for an abdominal myomectomy. But this time, the fibroid was bigger! It started to make my stomach poke out and sometimes I looked as though I was 5 months pregnant. I also started experiencing severe abdominal pain, extremely heavy periods and even developed blood clots! It was terrible. I had no choice but to schedule the surgery. For me, it felt like a leap of faith because there are so many risks with major surgery. But I prayed for God to get me through it and on April 12, the 16 cm fibroid was successfully removed with a horizontal incision! The first 3-4 days of recovery were the hardest. There was pain but I managed it with meds. I came home two days after surgery. Today marks Day 16 since the surgery, and I can walk, drive, and do minor things around the house. I’m still not ready to go back to work because I do experience abdominal cramps, a little incision soreness and fatigue. But overall, my recovery has been smooth. I have a busy job so I want to be 100 percent when I go back. So I am thinking that after a full 4 weeks I might return. Also, I’m happy I got this removed because I’m 29 and getting married next year and we want babies!
So if you’re getting the surgery, I hope this helps! You’ll be just fine. Keep the faith. I’m happy to answer any questions or concerns!
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