UPDATE: My condition three months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization

I postponed this update until after my period so you would get the most up-to-date information. Looked over my 2-month update before writing this and just realized that I lost track of a period. I vaguely remember having one at the beginning of the month but really didn’t write much about in my composition notebook. I had several other things going on at the time. Incredible how my periods now are in the background. I attended a dinner with my husband on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed myself (can’t beat that good food + great company combo). It’s incredible that I don’t have to rearrange my life anymore. My periods and these dang fibroids are no longer a major focus. Wow.

Details of my most recent period:

Friday, October 27, 2006: Cramping and spotting starting that morning. Bleeding became heavier as the day progressed but still not that much more than spotting. Ended up taking a total of four 200mg over-the-counter Motrin during the whole day. (This was exactly the same as my last update.)

Saturday, October 28, 2006: Cramps were more painful (still moderate) and the bleeding slightly heavier. I would characterize the bleeding as light to moderate. This was a five 200mg Motrin day. I took the extra Motrin so I could enjoy the food (and company) at the dinner. 😀

Sunday, October 29, 2006: Light cramps and light bleeding (slightly more than spotting). No Motrin.

Monday, October 30, 2006: No cramping but light spotting most of the day.

I am feeling well. Haven’t noticed very much of the weird calf/ankle/foot swelling on my right side but, then again, I haven’t been working out very much. Yes, I’ve been a bad geek. I really need to get back on track with my exercising. Want to start talking about fibroids and weight gain and subsequent weight loss. It’s coming. I promise.

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Related Posts:
How are you feeling after your Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
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My condition one month post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition two months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition four months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
UPDATE: My condition five months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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6 Responses to “UPDATE: My condition three months post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization”

  1. Aly Fibroids Says:

    You are not a bad Geek by any stretch of the imagination. You are Goddess Geek — besides, how are you supposed to find time to exercise when you are taking such good care of all of us?

    I’m so happy for you and, while I feel kind of funny about being so glad for you about a light/short period (I’d much rather be happy for you for, oh, I don’t know, winning the lottery, the Nobel Peace Prize…), I am genuinely happy for you.

    My FREAKISHLY LARGE UTERUS bows to you, Goddess Geek.

  2. EclecticGeek Says:

    Thank you! Thank you! It does feel a little funny to care about your FREAKISHLY LARGE UTERUS as well. Glad to read in another post that you are feeling better. Yeah, definitely weird but cool. 😆 (Are you sick of me and the smiley faces yet?)

    I’m off now to go work on winning that Nobel Peace Prize. 😉

  3. fibroid free Says:

    Agree with Aly Fibroid- you are not a bad geek….it takes time to readjust your life again post fibroids 🙂 Take each step one at a time…enjoying dinner …with out the drama….remembering that something DOES NOT hurt, pain you, aches or swells is a milestone in itsefl…the exercising will come….takes what 2-3 weeks to start a habit (good or bad )…

    glad life is better for ya now!!!

    Aly fibroid – I just HAD to steal your term in one of my books, novelletes, oops I mean replys I posted….FREAKISHLY LARGE UTERUS was the only term that fit and it was in my mind…I did give you the credit though and point them to the UFE thread for great information and comedy LOL….gald all is going better with your “other side of the bell curve” recovery take care

  4. EclecticGeek Says:

    Thanks fibroid free! The funny thing is that I WAS exercising while I was on Lupron and after my myomectomy right up until my UFE. I’ve lost 35 lbs since March. Got a little lazy after the UFE. Haven’t been a complete sloth (Yes, I did see that sloth link you left in another thread! LOL). I do a lot of stretching type stuff now throughout the day. I’ll get back to the exercise bike and strength training. Funny weight gain/weight loss posts are coming hopefully in time for the holiday season. I’ll even post my starting weight and current weight with updates (actually numbers…OOOOO…AHHHH). 😀

  5. 2monthspost Says:

    Hi,
    I just happened upon this site when looking for information on my recovery from fibroid removal over Thanksgiving Holidays this past year (2006). I am 2 months post removal and am still having wierd pains. My left side hurts when I take a step and I still cannot pick up anything remotely heavy. I have been trying to get back to exercising (since I have put on over 40 pounds since complications started 2 years ago with my periods) and can only walk about 20 minutes before i get sore.
    Is this normal? When I went to my gyn last, she said to “return to normal activities”. I feel like I am trying to do this and am getting nowhere!
    Any suggestions? Any help?
    I plan to call doctor soon, just looking for other sufferers experiences first!

  6. EclecticGeek Says:

    Hi 2monthspost,

    It seems as though you found the right recovery group from the Forum page. I’ll just add the link in case anyone else is interested:

    How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy? (part 2)

    Best wishes with your recovery!


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