The original post-AM recovery forum became so full of comments (640!) that I decided to create a new thread to make it easier for future visits. Please see the original “How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy?” for more experiences.
[Edited to add: I thanked Country Girl (1/16) in the original forum but forgot to say something here. Thanks for the great suggestion of starting post-AM (part 2)! 🙂 ]
I’ll base this post on a tremendous comment left by a frequent visitor here:
fibroid free: Abdominal Myomectomy Surgery and Recovery
(hope this title makes for a good “goggle hit” to the site LOL
Its informative, silly and humorous (I think so) …Once upon a time in fibroid land……
Ladies….I have a story to tell…better expressed as an experience to share….. its long but I hope its helpful or comforting becuase I coudl not find this level of detail anywhere …so thank you for letting me share….. get your pink fuzzy slippers on and enjoy ( I was gonna suggest a hot or cold cup of tea….nahhhh ..that might send you running to the bathroom ….LOL)
I have posted some AM info on different threads on the site but our fabulous WebMaster has opened a AM forum so I complie and ramble on….
Hopfully Links willl appear if I refer to other posts???…. man I need more geek dum LOL
I had 6 fibroirds removed (the Fab 6 ‘broids) and I am on week 7 recovering from an abdominal myomectomy.
Every womens expericence is and will be different. The most importannt person to talk to and understand YOU and what YOU want is your doctor. Talk to him/her often….
My “broids – 3 subserosal and partially pedunculated (top, left and right -hanging on uterus -ohh looked 5 months preggers (yeah I wish..)/ 2 totally pedunculated (back of uterus pressing on bladder and spine/1 ugly one… Mr Ginch…. submucossal (dang 15 day period maker grrrrr) and a few intramural (didnt “count” those small ones but they left also)…sizes and weights can be found on the fabulous WOULD SOMEONE TELL ME HOW MUCH THESE DANG FIBROID TUMORS WEIGHT post? a delightful light-hearted look at the desperate calculations of women trying to figure out how much these budda belly – pants dont close makers weigh….check it out…
soon a post on fibroid fruit size comparison…..
My MRI was in March 06 and the broids were a lot larger than the orignal grapfruit diagnosis (still growing) by the time I got to surgery (Aug 06). My doc was “leary” of MRI results….not sure the technicians can read them accurately….so he used the MRI as a “guide” to what was inside ..go figure….
Doc and I (me saying no way) decided againt 3 months of Lurpon shotw as that fruit basket of fibroids was coming out in less than 2 month anyway..jsut make the incision 1 more inch bigger OK????
I still want to have kids….39 been trying for over a year …but once the heavy periods started I KNEW i had broids (mom had them, sisters had them and 2 friend had AM’s…so I didnt wait long_..AM was my only choice to perserve fertility and get the oven baking again)
I suggest finding an experienced Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) to talk to. “The RE is for those who want to continue with pregnancy after surgery. REs are usually experienced in reproductive surgeries and may have more experience getting your uterus back in the game.” I ended up with a RE Fertility doctor (who would have thought??) but I chose him becase he never had a myomectomy turn into a hystorectomy plus he was highly recommeded, detailed and discussed things with me and answered ALL my questions. EL I am in the Phila area…
The surgery and recovery was worth it all. The pain I experienced over the months dealing with fibroids (I didnt wait long with the fibroid drama) ws MUCH worse than recovering from surgery. I spent 2 weeks a month having a period and another week feeling like crap….worth it for me!!! I can see my feet again, bend to tie my shoes, no more pain and my belly has shrunk!! Life is finally getting back to normal
These are the tests/things I did before I had before surgery:
You can read the rest of fibroid free’s comment by clicking here. Thanks again for the details!
If you have a post-Abdominal Myomectomy experience, please tell! If you’ve shared before, go ahead and share some more. Details are encouraged.
How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy?
Is anyone having fertility issues because of uterine fibroid tumors?
Has anyone had a postoperative infection after a fibroid procedure?
Has anyone needed a second uterine fibroid surgery or procedure?