Melancholy Much!

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It was a chilly Monday morning, woke up feeling all types of weird. It was the second day of my period and my lower left side of the abdomen had sharp pain. I contemplated whether to go to work or not but considering how I was feeling I knew it was about time I went to the Doctor.

I got ready and visited my regular doctor and explained my symptoms to him which was the weird lump on my lower abdomen. He directed me to the radiologist to get a scan done and got the results immediately, the mass was quite big in size but she couldn’t not really tell what it was, by that time I was too nervous and could not even think straight. My doctor handed me a referral letter to a specialist where I was to undergo an MRI scan which would give more insight on the mass.

I got to the referral hospital and the procedure was quite elaborate, I honestly didn’t know this is how my day would be like when I woke up. I did blood tests, injections and drips in my hand and even change of attire into appropriate garment for the procedure.I remember being asked to remove my earrings since nothing metallic was allowed in the machine and I must admit that was the lowest moment of my life in a very long time.

The procedure took a long nerve-wrecking 45 minutes, time has never moved so slowly before! I was getting home at 2200 hrs feeling sad, confused and my emotions were all over the place, just wanted the night to end so that I could get my results the following day.

I had no prior experience or information on fibroids so when I got the results my heart sank and I was shook especially because the size was quite big. I informed my parents and they assured me everything would be fine but the next couple of days were the most depressing I have ever had and my stress levels were alarming!

Brooke*

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Oh Hell No!

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This is Angie* and I would like to share my story .Am not sure how it all started, but I remember not giving my symptoms any attention. I felt the hard mass on my lower abdomen several months ago. It was pretty noticeable in the morning, but I went ahead and ignored it because it was a very busy time in my life and I hate making trips to the gynae’s office,so I figured it would go away after a while.

One day, while preparing for my post-graduate exams I got to talk to one of my senior classmates, I honestly can’t explain how this happened to be at that particular time. She told me how she was diagnosed with fibroids a couple of years ago, went through a myomectomy, and the fibroids grew back again! pretty disappointing yah?

This got me thinking. I started researching on the fibroid issue intensely, and came out with basically nothing on its risk factors except the usual ‘genetics’ and ‘hormone imbalance’ narrative which I already knew.

Months after the hard mass on my lower abdomen wasn’t disappearing.I decided to go for an ultrasound and confirmed my worst fear. I was diagnosed with fibroids, and the size of them was frankly very frightening!

#self-discovery #reproductive-health #ladies #fibroids #love #growth #acceptance #friendship

 

Weird Bump! Ow man!

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Hmm this is Brooke*  and I’d  like to share how it got to my attention.So one night,roughly one month before I was diagnosed, I woke up in the middle of the night  pressed like crazy and  as I was getting off my bed to go relieve myself I felt a quite elaborate bump right below my belly button that freaked me the hell out. I lay back in bed and started feeling my stomach and wondered if I was pregnant,amidst that thought I remembered that I had my period like a week ago and I  was super relieved.

I went to the loo and after relieving myself the bump completely disappeared but I couldn’t shake away the thoughts of what might be wrong. The next day, when I got to the office I buried my head in the internet trying to get answers about this weird lump but all I got was loads of literature on scary things  and I got so worried.I  decided to visit a nearby chemist which had a kind-faced attendant to inquire whether this was common but she assured me that it was nothing serious.Honestly,this calmed my nerves so much and I went about my day to day activities pretty much OK because I was not experiencing any pain or discomfort.I  had  my cousin’s wedding to plan which involved travelling as well  over the next few weeks so I had all the distraction I needed to forget about it and life went on as usual.

#self-discovery #reproductive-health #ladies #fibroids #love #growth #acceptance #friendship

Welcome Lovies! whoop! whoop!

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My name is Brooke*,My Bestfriend  Angie* and I  are going to share our experiences on the fibroids journey which we were recently diagnosed with.It has been crazy but the upside is that we are going through it together so making it waaay easier.We hope to help someone out there who feels helpless and get useful insights along the way. Welcome y’all hunnies to this journey where together we gonna crush this nightmare! yipee! 🙂

#self-discovery #reproductive-health #ladies #fibroids #love #growth #acceptance #friendship