Just a quick note to wish you all a joyous and happy holiday season. As you know, I have been fibroid free since March 7th 2016. I did not become fibroid free by shrinking my fibroids naturally. I became fibroid free as a result of undergoing a hysterectomy.
While it would have been nice to have been able to achieve my goal of shrinking my fibroids naturally, it became necessary for me to risk the surgery I had been trying so hard to avoid. So although I did not succeed in shrinking my fibroids naturally, my ultimate goal to become fibroid free has been achieved.
It is not my place to tell any of you what to do. Everyone’s situation is different and you have to make the choice that is right for you. I resisted the idea of surgery for a long time although the doctors felt it was critical that I get the procedure done, given the size of my fibroids. I was able to live with very large fibroids for many years; but for all the years of living with the fibroids, I was uncomfortable and unhappy. I am glad to be free from the discomfort and the unhappiness of having such large fibroids as I had. Yes, now I am dealing with being in menopause as a result of having my ovaries removed. And yes, waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, having zero sex drive, getting unbearably hot countless times throughout the day, these things are NOT pleasant. But they are nothing compared to what I was dealing with before the surgery.
I’m happy to no longer have to deal with fibroids, and I wish for all of you that one way or another, whether by successfully shrinking them via natural means or by removing them via surgery, that you will find yourself fibroid free in 2017.