A Ten Year Journey
I'm in my late 40s and was diagnosed with uterine fibroids over 10 years ago. Since they're asymptomatic I have been able to maintain a 'benign neglect' attitude towards them - until now. Now they've reached a stage were my uterus is enlarged to the size of a five month pregnancy and they are pressing on other organs. I have been told that I will have to undergo an hysterectomy this coming fall.
I'm struggling emotionally with this news as I've tried numerous non-surgical methods to deal with my fibroids over the years: a macrobiotic diet; acupuncture, aruveydic herbs, exercise to final two uterine embolization procedures over the past three years. To no avail.
So, I was pleased to discover this on-line community were I'm able to share my story and hopefully hear from other women who are dealing with uterine fibroids and their journey towards health.