Hello, good morning. Happy Sunday. I hope things are going well for you in your efforts to shrink your fibroids.
If you’ve read my most recent posts then you know that I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy and Oopherectomy on Monday March 7th 2016. And if you’ve been following my blog for a while watching to see if I ever manage to shrink my fibroids naturally, then this new development might disappoint a bit. After all these years and so many different things tried, being sure at some points that I was achieving success, here I am right back where I started and now with no choice but to go forward with the surgery I was hoping to avoid.
What does this mean? Does it mean that it’s not possible to shrink fibroids naturally? Since other people say they have done it, I will not come to the conclusion that it cannot be done just because my efforts at doing it failed. In the years since I started on this mission to shrink my fibroids naturally, I enjoyed long stretches of time where my situation was manageable. While my fibroids never really shrank per se, I was able to regain some control over the situation so that I wasn’t walking around looking and feeling like a bloated blimp all the time.
I believe that it’s possible that some people do have success in getting their fibroids to shrink naturally; but then there are cases like mine. In the first place, it is not known if the larger mass in my abdomen is in fact a fibroid. Apparently, it is so large it was compared to a bowling ball by the doctor who will be performing the surgery on March 7th. He made the remark that I will feel much better when I’m not walking around with a bowling ball in my stomach. So whether it’s a fibroid or not, there’s no disputing that it’s extremely large. And the size of it is such that it appears to now be impacting on some of my other organs in damaging ways.
So the situation for me is a little bit more serious at this stage. I might be trying to shrink a tumor that cannot be shrunken, thinking it’s a fibroid when it’s not. Even if it is a fibroid, it’s way too big for me to have any hope of being able to shrink it using any natural remedy. I’ve tried for several years, and I remain happy that I was able to manage the situation as well as I was able to do. Because they told me in 2009 that my situation was urgent and the hysterectomy needed to happen within weeks. It’s 2016 and between 2009 and now I had some of the better years since this issue started. I had a good long stretch for a period between 2012-2014. Then I had that emergency situation at the end 2014. But I got things under control again and had a pretty good 2015.
I’m sure I could continue on in the same way and be able to say that things were under control in 2016; but now we’re talking about the possibility of cancer. And although even the surgeon has said he’s inclined to doubt it will turn out to be cancer, it would be the height of irresponsibility for me to choose to gamble with my life. I realize I’m gambling with my life either way. Having the surgery is a risk and not having it is a risk.
Interestingly, since January 20th when they did the CT scan I’ve been having difficulties with my stomach. Not sure what that’s about, but the discomfort has been extreme, almost as if the mass is in a growth phase and not slowing down. The results of the January 20th 2016 CT scan showed that between December 2014 and January 2016, the mass grew quite a bit. Of course it’s not possible to tell at what point during this time the growth happened. But from my experience I did not have the kind of discomfort I am experiencing right now where I’m back to having my sleep affected by the pressure of the mass in my upper chest. So the timing of this is interesting to say the least.
But what is clear, is that however things may have looked to me judging my situation by the fit of my clothes, what I was seeing was not reflecting what was going on in reality. And if the mass in my abdomen is allowed to continue growing, this situation could become quite dangerous even with cancer taken out of the equation. So the conclusion I have reached is that these things need to be removed because they are not shrinking. Far from that, they are growing and there’s just not enough room to house them.
If you’re trying to shrink your fibroids naturally, don’t be discouraged by my situation. I feel that I did have some success; but it was always up and down. And when you’re talking about a mass that’s comparable in size to a bowling ball and that goes through growth spurts, you have to be realistic. My situation has reached the point where I have to accept that there’s nothing more I can do and I can’t keep the mass in if it’s going to be growing out of control. Your situation might be different.
Good luck on your mission.