Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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I had my UFE on 12/12/13. I didn't read alot about in on the internet because I didn't want to get freaked out. My doctor did the procedure through an artery in my left wrist. The procedure went well, but the pain afterwards was a MONSTER. I was advised that the pain would be like labor pain and that is true. I had those labor pains for 5 days. My pain medication (Toradol and Percocet) didn't take the pain away. On day 2, I called the doctor's office and was advised to take the pills more often than prescribed. The adjustment helped, but I was out of pills by day 5. When I exhausted all of my pills, I switched to 800 mil Ibuprophen. I initiall took a week off from work, but I wasn't ready to return to work on the following MOnday because I spent 5 days fighting pain and two days with minimum movement. I added two additional sick days and they were what was needed. Today is day 10 post procedure. I already feel better. I am looking forward to monitoring what happens. I am prayerful that my issues were resolved by having the UFE.

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    Hi I understand totally. I also opted for the wrist way instead of my leg. Thank God to. I'm on my feet at work all the time. It's been 4 weeks for myself. This is my first full week back to work. I tried before but my body couldn't . Take it slow when you do go back. Everyday I feel like I have a belly ache which I have learned this comes from the procedure . So don't push it. I had a 18 inch fibroid , and can see that the UFE has helped it's starting to shrink more. Let's cross our fingers ladies and pray for all of us....

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    I had the exact same thing with my procedure which was done on 10/24/16. He went through my left wrist as well. 3 of the 4 nurses who treated me weren't familiar with them going through the wrist. I took 3-weeks off because my pain didn't start until 2 days after discharge, but might have been okay after week 2. I'm almost 2 months post op and I feel great. I'm back to wearing my regular clothes as the fibroids have shrunk and I saw the difference within the first 2 weeks. I have an MRI scheduled next month prior to my second follow up visit. I pray we all stay well without any post op complications.

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    I had my UFE on 12/12/16. I didn't read alot about in on the internet because I didn't want to get freaked out. My doctor did the procedure through an artery in my left wrist. The procedure went well, but the pain afterwards was a MONSTER. I was advised that the pain would be like labor pain and that is true. I had those labor pains for 5 days. My pain medication (Toradol and Percocet) didn't take the pain away. On day 2, I called the doctor's office and was advised to take the pills more often than prescribed. The adjustment helped, but I was out of pills by day 5. When I exhausted all of my pills, I switched to 800 mil Ibuprophen. I initiall took a week off from work, but I wasn't ready to return to work on the following MOnday because I spent 5 days fighting pain and two days with minimum movement. I added two additional sick days and they were what was needed. Today is day 10 post procedure. I already feel better. I am looking forward to monitoring what happens. I am prayerful that my issues were resolved by having the UFE.

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    Glad your over the worst, similar scenario myself, took 12 days off work, first five were hellish, had a good week last week but now have a chest infection, I'm just run down I think, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and start the new year energised xxxx

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    Im 4 days into recovery from hystorectemy sore but feel not to bad when they went to take grapfruit size fybroid out turned out size of a melon was stuck fast even attached to some of my bowel no wonder i was in so much pain day after day im glad i have had it done dont get me wrong. When i woke up from op i didnt know where i was and in so much pain and beeing sik but the sickness only lasted 1 day can only get better from here on looking forward to xmas dinner at daughters first time im not cooking kids doung everything for me i i know they able they can carry on haha hope everyone is good all the best for 2017
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      Wow!Prayers for complete healing for you. We go through so much. My bleeding was so bad prior to my UFE that I didn't have energy to do anything. I am hoping to get back to exercising and living without the fear of clots destroying everything. Merry Christmas 

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