I decided to distract myself from my ovarian cancer concerns today by taking some pictures to illustrate one of the...
My name is Monica.
I have fibroids. My fibroids are large enough that they have transformed my figure into something I am still trying to learn how to live with. In the meantime while I try to learn how to live with my fibroids I am also trying every possible method I can find to try to shrink them naturally because I am afraid of the idea of a hysterectomy. I lived with fibroids from 2007 - 2016. I started documenting my experiences on this blog in 2012. On March 7th 2016 I had a hysterectomy out of concern that I might have ovarian cancer. It did not turn out that I had ovarian cancer. The cancer scare forced the hysterectomy I was trying to avoid, and so, I became fibroid free as of March 7th 2016. I will try to keep this blog up and running in the hope that it will be of some use to others going through what I went through.
My name is Monica. I started this blog years ago to document my attempt to shrink my fibroids naturally. I tried many things over many years. Some methods seemed to help. Others not so much. But in the end I had to get a hysterectomy and I had to get my ovaries removed. I had surgery in March 2016. Mine was apparently one of the biggest and most gruesome fibroids the surgeons had ever seen. I am now trying to rebuild my life and re-invent myself.