Fibroid Removal Surgery
So I found out a few months ago that I had these fibroids. I guess that half of all women get them but they aren’t always the size of grapefruit and tennis balls. I made my doctor promise to take photos for me. He wouldn’t let me take them home but he said they are hard like a baseball and dense, not spongy or juicy like they look.
Here’s a pic of what they took out of me.
It’s crazy cuz they had to do a c-section, they were so big. Surgery is crazy. There’s nothing you can do to prepare for it other than get some rest, eat well, and get some exercise. You show up at the hospital and things just start happening, you get hooked up to an IV and then wheeled into a room and you’re talking to people and then suddenly you wake up and it’s all over and people are quickly moving you to another room. I started crying and they asked, “Do you feel pain? Where does it hurt?” and I told them that I wasn’t crying from pain. I wasn’t sure why I was crying and they said that was a normal reaction to surgery. You’re in shock. The best part is the first few days when you’re on an IV of pain killers, you feel totally fine, like you could get up and clean the house and then they take the pain meds out of the IV and give you pills and that’s when you start feeling it…I don’t know if it’s pain as much as just a general discomfort. Tightness in the area where the surgery was. Soreness. I couldn’t sleep for a few days, I was almost always awake. They gave me pills to make me sleep but they didn’t do a thing for me. I just sat up watching TV and reading and playing Draw Something on my phone.
I’m glad those giant tumors are out of me now. I also had a cyst on my ovary and they took that out too. I didn’t get to see a photo of it.