Uterine fibroid tumors have been a medical problem for the women in my family. My sister and I had complications with fibroids, but I want to share my daughter’s story because she had over 50 uterine fibroid tumors.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Around the age of 25, my daughter began experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding. Later, she began having abnormal pap smears, night hemorrhaging, painful sexual intercourse, a bulging stomach, and her hemoglobin level was consistently low. In order to keep her red blood count elevated, she drank fresh beet juice and Biotta beet juice.
Preparing for Surgery
In her mid-30s, it was determined by her doctor it would be necessary to have what he diagnosed as 12 uterine fibroids removed. She tried natural remedies to dissolve the fibroids, such as, enzymes and apple cider vinegar, but in her case, they proved unsuccessful. My daughter drank about 12 ounces of beet juice a day to bring her red blood count up to 12 in order to eliminate the need for a blood transfusion. This proved to be successful so we scheduled the surgery. I begged her to have a partial hysterectomy, but she decided to have just the uterine fibroids removed. However, we all agreed that if during the surgery, the doctor ran into complications, he would talk with me then proceed with the partial hysterectomy.
The Day of the Surgery
The doctor agreed to give me an update two hours after the surgery began, however, I waited four hours before he gave me the prognosis. He informed me he found about 50 fibroids. After he realized the extent of her problem, it was too late to complete a partial hysterectomy because her blood count had dropped to six. The picture he took of her uterus was the size of a baseball that was laced with stitches and resembled a road map. The surgery began around 11:00 a.m. and I did not see my daughter again until 7:30 p.m.
Medical Problems Escalate
After three days in the hospital, she came home. Within two days she developed a high fever, night sweats and back pain. We returned to the hospital and she was treated for a severe infection and placed on three antibiotics for three days. Her blood count remained around six for several days, but again, she faithfully drank beet juice and it proved to be effective. After returning home, she remained on antibiotics for several weeks.
My daughter is doing better now, but she still has back pain and five to ten small uterine fibroids. A couple of questions remain unanswered: “How did she end up with so many uterine fibroids?” and “Why didn’t the doctor see the mass amount of fibroids early during the surgery?” We all wish she had opted for a partial hysterectomy, but very thankful she is doing fine.