Neither heaven nor hell. That’s a good way to sum up my personal Lupron experience. Neither a condition of “great happiness, delight, or pleasure” nor a situation of “evil, misery, discord, or destruction”. Definitely, somewhere in between under the bell curve.
Receiving Lupron injections for 3 months was not easy. There were a few days along the way when I wanted to discontinue the treatment. I truly believe there should be a balance between your mind, body, and spirit but there were times when one had to pick up the slack left by the others. On the days when my body wanted to quit, my mind jumped in with logical thoughts:
You must correct your anemia. You cannot undergo the myomectomy until you are stronger. Focus on the positive. Picture yourself on the other side of your obstacle.
Just so you know, there were some days when even a self-help mantra did not work. On those occasions, my spirit took the lead:
You have been sick from these fibroids for a long time and cannot go back. You deserve to be healthy, happy, and at peace not stressed, crazy, and sick. You have an option, a door to open. Stop standing there with your hand on the knob. Open the door.
So yes, when given this choice between:
- bleeding profusely, becoming more anemic, and eventually saying okay to a blood transfusion or
- bleeding some, having a few hot flashes, and no longer continuously feeling faint,
I weighed the benefits (preparation for surgery) against the risks (side effects), squared it with my mind, body, and spirit and picked #2! No regrets.
Been spending a significant amount of time blogging about Lupron. A bunch of facts plus my personal experience (hopefully) equals a balanced perspective. Keep an open mind but keep an informed mind with Lupron, other fibroid treatments, and stuff in general. You only get one body. Do what you can to keep it well. Ask others for help when necessary. Treat your mind and spirit the same way. Take care of yourself.
How are you feeling after your Lupron injections? Any side effects?
That first Lupron injection in February
My second Lupron injection in March
The very last Lupron injection in April
Uterine fibroid tumors and anemia?
Just what are your uterine fibroid tumor treatment options?