Today was a great day! I had my final appointment with my doctor. I don't have to see her again for another year! I've healed well and have been cleared to resume my normal activities.
I haven't attempted to hoop again, but I might this weekend.
This entire experience has truly been life changing. I've gotten so much growth, perspective and insight in the last few weeks it's incredible.
The doctor showed me the pictures of my insides. The large tumor was really really large, and even the small ones were not as small as I envisioned them. They protruded in a way that no doctor really explained to me. In a sense I feel like the fibroid tumors were downplayed by my doctors for the last 5 years until now that one was out of control.
One of the lessons of this is that I really want to help educate women and girls about their bodies and reproductive systems. I feel that there is just so much I didn't know and I still don't know.
There are so many things to explore and discuss, for example my resistance to the surgery in general, it kept me in pain for much longer than needed.
But with that being said, I simply was not 100% comfortable with the other 2 doctors I had. My pain only improved in waves.
Just over a year ago it got worse again, I went to the clinic and requested an ultrasound. Once it was complete and my doctor went over it. I felt like I got scolded for having asked for this, yes I had the tumors, nothing had changed. Why did I come in? There's nothing she can do, but give me stronger hormones or surgery.
I was so sad and upset. I couldn't explain what made the pain worse and what didn't. I had such a hard time believing there were no other options.
Today I saw the endometrial tissue that was binding my organs together...it's amazing that we live in a world where this is all possible. I'm still blown away by that.
Luckily my endometriosis was not too out of control and Dr. Pedroso felt good about it. Good in the sense of: we caught early enough.
It was really the 5 fibroid tumors that were causing so much pain and trouble.
For so many years, I blamed my digestion, exhaustion ect. on my pain.
How challenging it was to find the right situation in which I could meet the right doctor and get this done.
I am so grateful.
I feel young again...I feel good.
I hope I can help other women find relief and strength in their bodies again. I realize now I felt defeated for a very very long time.
I'm getting a little stronger everyday, I shall embrace this feeling and never take it for granted again.
Thank you for reading this very personal story of mine, I hope that you use this to help other women and teach our daughters, sisters and mother's about our complex systems .
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Seasoned Yogini, Massage Therapist, Dancer, Lover and Animals, the divine feminine and so much more!! This blog contains my musings, stories of challenges, inspiration and the other things that make me human in this realm. NAMASTE