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Hi am 33 with one child already but not completely a 100% sure I don't want anymore even though my son is soon to be 16 in a few months.
Anyway after struggling years with heavy prolonged periods causing me to have low iron and Hb levels, and also painful sex. With persistence i managed to get a referral to a gynea doctor where it was discover a have mainly multple intramural fibroids, largest being over 10cm. After trying the mariena coil which I felt made my periods even more heavy plus contant bleeding troughout the month. Nightmare I was already spending 25 quid a month on tampons and mega thick night towels during my ten day bleed. Actually that is one of my questions how much do you spend a month on menstrual gear? Seem to have hiked up the prices. I feel like a bag lady with boxs of super tampons and maga thick pads i carry round with me.
Anyway well my gynea doc has kindly referred me to a radiologist to see about the Ufe procedure, I've had my mri, and my womb looks like a small beach ball as apose to nice cute little orange.
Oh yeah also had an hysteroscopy to get biopsies but also try and scrape any visible small ones away but there was none visable, and my follopian tubes looked great no obtruction protruding in.
So therefore my fibriods are intermural anterior protruding hence why I look about 4 months and can feel them very clearly... when I lie on my back i feel like ive got two bricks sitting on my lower abdomen sometimes it feels like it pulsating haha it's the strangest feeling. Does anyone else feel this?
So yep any way I am officially on the list waiting for an UFE procedure and absolutely bricking it. I think I may of done too much research and obviously all the bad contra indications risks and stories stick in your head. So am just wondering if anyone can give any me reassurance and what to expect. I do think in the long run this will be the best thing for me but very scared.
My radiologist likes goes in both femoral arteries her one side and the registra doc the other.
Anyway enough waffling some questions
How am I going to cope with pain ? (I thought labour wasnt at all too bad with minimal pain relief so hoping I've got a high pain threshold)
Can you describe type of pain?
Did you notice you belly go down? (realistically will I ever be able to wear a bodycon dress or bikini again?)
How bad/offensive Is the discharge shedding of fibriods odour? (Will I ever be able to have sex again? )
Overall has it changed you life for the better ?
The anxiety i get when on a period is contant as I work on my feet 14 hour days as and emergency nurse. Due to my job role am not always able to run the toilet right there an then when I know I need to. It's exhausting and embarrassing.
How much time will I need off work do you think?
Am just hoping this works for me.
Any stories of experience of the UFE procedure and aftercare advice would be greatful.
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