So, before the miscarriage, in 2016 this happened.
I remember vividly 2 months after my wedding I was sitting at my desk in the office.
I was at the time trying to wind up on work while waiting for my husband to pick me up so that we can head home.
I was menstruating, and had changed my sanitary towel an hour before blood passed through my jeans onto the seat I was on.
I made an absolute mess, as I tried to make way to the washroom to find out what was happening.
This had never happened before? I thought to myself.
Hmm, so eventually I went home and tried to contain myself, saying maybe it is the dark chocolate I had that day (which I always did when on my period) which we women insist that, chocolate has an ingredient which can make you bleed heavily if on your period.
Two months later, 2017 was here with us and I was looking forward to getting my weight under control.
Therefore, I made plans to hit the gym regularly.
One afternoon as I was working out with my trainer, I started experiencing dizzy spells.
The first time he gave me a 10 min break then we got back into the workout. The dizziness came back and he instructed me to go home and get some rest.
Eventually, one thing led to another and I had to seek some medical assistance which further pointed out to I having Submucosal Fibroids which grow just underneath the uterine lining and can crowd into the uterus cavity and lead to heavy bleeding and other more serious complications.
The dizziness was a result of the heavy bleeding that resulted to me being anemic, therefore, I was put on blood supplements to manage the fibroids.
Later on into the year, exactly 5 months, I got my period only that this time it lasted for 3 months which saw me going into major surgery (laparoscopic surgery) to get the big fibroids that were causing the heavy bleeding out. The doctor was trying to salvage my uterus as I definitely wanted kids at some point, so he didn’t remove all the fibroids to reduce scarring that eventually can end up causing infertility.
I recovered well and my period went back to almost normal come the next cycle.
Currently Iam living with fibroids and trying to manage them by taking blood supplements to manage the anemia brought about by heavy bleeding during my period that can almost last to 10 days and using strong pain killers when am experiencing extremely painful cramps.
Trying to avoid stress at all costs (which is hard)as I plan to change my diet, as research shows that some of the food we eat has estrogen that causes a hormonal imbalance in our system by making estrogen more dominant .
Am still doing my research on diet and will fill you in on changes I experience if any once I detox and start eating clean, avoiding food rich in estrogen.
Doctors insist that nothing you do can stop the growth of fibroids but I choose to believe differently as women such as Gesse Thompson who is the Co-Fouder of Hope Beyond Fibroids Program have tried changing their diet and seen results.
She eventually even had her daughter.
What you need to know about fibroids:
Fibroids are really rampant among Black Women. 90% of black women are said have fibroids knowingly or unknowingly. Fibroids with no symptoms are known to be asymptomatic and the ones that cause symptoms like mine are known as SYMPTOMATIC. Fibroids are brought about by estrogen dominance, therefore estrogen levels need to be reduced to safe levels to eliminate them. Estrogen dominance is brought about by stress, diet and pollutants.
A few pointers on how to avoid stress are below:
1.Stop, Breathe and Exhale
Literary several times a day. Release stress, as stress is a chemical reaction brought about by pressures of life (good or bad) Good things could be planning a wedding or building a career.
Silence your mind and relax, you will have more peace.
2. Retire the Cape
Real women are super heroes, but super heroes are not real.
The main stress point for women comes from not saying no to others and yes to ourselves where it really matters.Examine exactly what your priorities are.
Because we don’t have our own values we end up being driven by others people’s priorities. Our substance is our time-protect it. Establish limits and healthy boundaries. God, me then others.
3. Make today Count
20 per cent of the input is equal to the 80 per cent output. What are the 3-4 things that are going to have an impact on my vision today? This will give you focus for the day. You will have a more increased sense of peace and purpose when you do this.
4. Do you Daily
Have regular fun, it helps not be overwhelmed by the stressors we can’t schedule away.
Are you living with fibroids?
What’s your story?
How are you currently managing your fibroids?
Let me know below.
Tabitha draws her inspiration and motivation from helping people from all walks of life and different variations to look their best. She believes that people should only see your style but focus on you.