Fibroids: Nicole's Story - Episode 2
In part two of Nicole's story she tells us about the surgical procedure she went through to remove fibroids and how a sense of community can help you get through any hardship.
About maybe a year or two ago I struggled with the same symptoms. Finally I got the actual Fibroid procedure, and they cut me and stitched on my stomach and they removed it. The procedure was painless, they knock you out, and the next thing you know your awake and the fibroid is removed, so it was a big relief. Of course there is a chance that they can come back but in my circumstance they haven't yet. The advantage to having the surgery is I am bleeding way less on a normal basis and I feel much healthier, I am regaining my iron deficiency, if thats the correct word to say. I just feel whole pretty much. I don't have to take any pills. You just have to take care of yourself, there is no way to determine a factor why black women get it the most and why we get it at all but it is just unfortunate that it is common amongst black women. I am, of course, going to the doctor on a regular basis, I am asking all sorts of questions, and I have realized that I wasn't the only one suffering from this common denominator among black women. There are a lot of females, even my sister had the same thing, my closest friend she had it. It basically brought us together. We are all communicating about it. So I definitely feel don't keep it to yourself, research it, do what you have to do. Talk to your girlfriends. Just get it done, that is all I can say.