I continued to attempt to function with my quarter of a life. I would constantly raise the bar of what I found tolerable. That’s the thing with fibroids (at least for me). It was gradual. After years of acceptable periods, the cramps became incrementally more painful, the bleeding more heavy, and clots increasingly larger. Although I knew this was abnormal, I altered my reality to create a “new normal”. This delicately balanced, precarious situation tumbled one evening as I left a Japanese sushi restaurant. I did make it out the door and was, in fact, standing on the sidewalk. All of a sudden, the dam burst. Literally, all hell broke loose. It felt as though my visceral organs had separated from my body and were now resting in my panties along with a tremendous amount of blood. If they had not come out of my own body, I would have found these gigantic clots fascinating. Instead, I was stunned.
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How are you managing your heavy menstrual bleeding?