After enduring numerous painful pelvic exams, ultrasounds, and various blood tests, my doctor told me that the results were negative for cancer but that I did have a lot of tiny Uterine Fibroids (noncancerous tumors). I was told that the best option to relieve my symptoms would be a partial hysterectomy. I was reluctant to have any kind of hysterectomy at all, so I struggled in making the decision, but because of the severity of the pain and excessive bleeding, I had to weigh my options. I finally decided my best option was to get a second opinion, and I’m glad I did.
The second doctor did all the same tests and the results were not only better than what I had hoped for, but what he said to me upon the diagnosis was so profound at that time in my life. He told me “you are a perfectly healthy middle-aged woman. What’s happening to your body is normal and will pass.” I made him promise me that my ovaries wouldn’t “dry up and fall out,” and when I walked out of his office that day, all I kept hearing in my head was him saying “you are perfectly healthy” over and over.
It’s now 2014 and I’m here to tell you, you should always trust your instincts when it comes to your body. If you are diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids, or any illness, get all the information you can, get a second and even third opinion if you’re still not satisfied. Since the day I left that office in 2010, the symptoms I had suffered from for so long began to decrease, and are now completely gone.
I had made a conscious decision on that day that since all of the tests were negative for cancer, the fibroids were small, and I didn’t want surgery, I would let Mother Nature run her course. Everyday since then my mantra has been “I am perfectly healthy.” And for me it’s working beautifully because I feel better than ever. Not all diagnosis of Uterine Fibroids requires a surgical procedure. My experience with Uterine Fibroids is proof of that.
We have a responsibility to ourselves to seek non invasive relief. I am now aware of another method to heal myself using the power of my own mind. Starting with a change in diet and eating healthy, I also began meditating, repeating daily affirmations, reminding myself to remain joyful, positive and laughing as often as possible.