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Hi new friends! I turned 30 in April and apparently have been an incubator for four bouncing baby fibroids for at least a year now--in ascending order, they're a lemon, an apple, an orange, and a grapefruit. I don't want children (this will not change, I promise) but a hysterectomy is a major surgery that I currently don't have the time or patience for, so I opted for the embolization.
I know the procedure will go well, I trust both my gyno and the radiologist she referred me to, but I'm still having some anxiety. Is there anyone here who has gone through this who would be willing to share their experiences with me? How was the first 24 hours after the procedure? What helped you when you got home? Anything weird that you noticed? How was your pain? Strangely, I'm most anxious about the possibility of vomiting (I hate it) and I'm having trouble talking about that because in the grand scheme of things, it's very silly. But I'm still terrified of it. What helped you with that, if anything? Is that related to the procedure, or to the painkillers?
I've been trying not to think about it too much but since exactly 24 hours from now there's going to be a catheter in my femoral artery I'm starting to freak out a little bit. I'm hoping hearing from other people who've had the procedure will help me calm down a little bit. Thank you so much <3
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