Friday, October 25, 2019

How Fibroid Changed My Life

I had fibroid removal surgery in May 2019 and the experience changed my life for the better.

For those who are not familiar with fibroid, it is a benign tumor that grows in a woman's uterus. The symptoms differ from woman to women and they include heavy bleeding, painful periods, and may affect a women's ability to get pregnant and give birth.

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When I was diagnosed with fibroid, my doctor told me that it was nothing to worry about and that most Black women suffer from it. Since I did not experience heavy bleeding or painful periods at the time, I did not look further into the condition and just left it alone. Fast forward a few years later, it grew to be the size of a grapefruit which made me look pregnant because I am a petite woman. I also started to experience painful periods. One day in March or April 2019, I woke up and could not walk. It felt like something heavy was pushing on a nerve on my leg. At that point, I had been looking into fibroid removal surgery and had been considering different options for removal. I went to see a surgeon who I was considering for the removal procedure and he could not explain why I could not walk that day or order any possible tests to determine what was wrong. Needless to say, I did not go with that surgeon. On that day, I knew it was time to truly do something about this fibroid.

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I found a surgeon that I somewhat liked, not 100% sure about him but I was getting frustrated with the process of looking for a good surgeon when the condition was worsening. I went ahead and scheduled the surgery. The surgery went well. I was determined to heal and my skin healed very fast however the wounds on the inside took a lot longer to heal but all in all the surgery was a success.

In my research of fibroid, I discovered that the main cause of fibroid are toxins in the body. After the surgery I felt like my body reset. I was no longer constipated when I had been constipated my whole life. My eyes were beautifully white when they had been yellow for a long time. I had an "aha moment." As a result, I decided that I would no longer contribute to adding toxins in my body consciously. What this meant for me was that I would stop eating foods that are high in toxins including meat, fish and dairy. That also meant that I would stop putting products and garments on my skin that are high in toxins.

While the food portion of this lifestyle change was easier for me, the products and garments has been very challenging. This meant that I would have to get rid of all of my makeup and skin care that I already have along with my wardrobe. That thought was overwhelming at first because I thought where am I going to find the money to buy all of these things at once as I had accumulated them over time. I decided to take it one step at a time. When I run out of one product, I replace it with new nontoxic products. When I do purchase clothes I pay attention to the materials that it is made of to make sure that it is not full of toxins. I also changed the way I did laundry, I only use nontoxic detergents to wash my clothes.

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The pads we wear are very toxic and full of bleach, I also had to stop wearing regular pads and use nontoxic pads and other alternatives.

This process has been very eye-opening for me. I am now a lot more aware of what goes on and in my body. I also pay a lot more attention to my body as I realize that it does speak to me. When I don't go to the bathroom, I take that as a sign that I need some detox so I would have a detox juice or a detox smoothie which will  take me to the bathroom after a few hours of drinking it. If my urine is yellow, I take that as a sign that I need to drink more water. If I am breaking out, I know that I also need to detoxify.

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Do you or anyone you know have fibroids? How did you deal with it and How did it change your life? Please share in the comments, I would love to learn from you.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


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