Feedback

Kept fluctuating between calling this page Guestbook or Feedback. I like the latter because it sounds a little more geeky and a lot more interactive.

Some ideas: (trying not to sound like a writing assignment)

  • Is the site helpful? Entertaining? Goofy? Odd? Another adjective?
  • What’s your favorite post?
  • How did you find (stumble upon) this site?
  • Did you find what you were looking for here?
  • Anything else you would like to see here?
  • (Bonus) What pops into your brain when you hear the word geek? 😀

Also, if you find a link that doesn’t work or something on the site seems awfully confusing, let me know! Share your thoughts.

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65 Responses to “Feedback”

  1. Cassie Says:

    My Geeky Gal,
    Two words: Thank you. No, five words…Thank you so very much. My dr. just diagnosed me with fibroids a week ago after 2 years of very odd and painful symptoms 2 other gynos could never explain. I have my ultrasound/consultation on the 20th. At my last dr. appt, she gave me a novel worth of info about Lupron. I am scared to death of that stuff-but if it is what is best for me then i am all for it!
    Little history for ya: I am 24 years old-getting married in August and planning for the future (can ya hear that pitter patter, cause I do!). My mom had a hysterectomy last year due to her larger than life fibroids and ovarian cysts (being tride and true Southern gals-we describe it as the size of 2 sweet potatoes in a sack). I’m getting my info from a variety of sources, but thanks to you-I feel much more at ease. I forwarded your blog to my wonderful fiance who is being so supportive-he has a laundry list of questions for the doctor after reading some of your blogs!
    Again, thank you and I appreciate any advice you have for a fibroid newbie.
    -Cass

  2. Sonia Says:

    Hi everyone,

    I’m in my second week of post-UFE recovery. I’m not having much pain, just a lot of constipation and fatigue. I was severely anemic before the surgery (bleeding/hemorhaging daily for 2 months up til the actual moment of surgery). I’m extremely tired now, but back at work now on day 11 after my surgery. I am butt tired and wondering if anyone has experienced extreme fatigue associated with severe anemia. Any idea how long the fatigue last and/or is it anemia dependent? Thanks, in advance.

    Sonia

  3. prudence olson Says:

    Hi everyone….what a great site! After 3 years of seeing several different doctors who said that I was fine, I found out that I had a fibroid the size of a baseball.
    So, I got a Lupron shot and had surgery. Then I was told that I have a Endo and a cyst the size of a golf ball on my ovary…..I told my husband that I’m a sports store!
    Right now I’m looking for alternatives. I would prefer not to have surgery again. Has anyone heard of Fivrovan? My husband and I would really love to have a child but I feel my clock is running out of time. Any suggestions?
    Good luck to everyone, this sort of thing is a bummer but it is good to know that there are proactive and optimistic people out there dealing with the same sort of things. Blessings to all
    Prudence

  4. Leah Says:

    HEllo all. Im 24yrs old and recently found out that i have the fiborids.in which in the last two months it has grown 15cm. Im anmeic.and ver scared. Can anyone offered any advice

  5. Aja Says:

    Hi Leah,
    I think almost everyone is scared when they find out that they have fibroids. The first thing to know is that there are many treatments available. Every woman is different and we all have different financial resources — so you will have to make your decisions based upon what you want and what you can afford. The first question is whether you want to have children — and by that I mean “give birth to children” as opposed to adopting them. Hysterectomy is the only fool-proof cure for fibroids — although even some of us who don’t want to have children have opted to keep our uteruses. You should also be aware that there are various types of hysterectomies — some take out everything, others leave in the fallopian tubes, and they can remove uterus in various ways — with larger or smaller incisions — so if you opt for it, you should ask your doctor questions about what type you are getting.

    Other options include myomectomy (which only removes the tumor), focussed ultrasound (which uses intense ultrasound to heat up and kill the tumor), and embolization (which cuts the blood supply to the tumor and kills it that way). Your fibroid is large enough that your doctors may want to put you on lupron – an estrogen blocker that will help to shrink the tumor – before your procedure. As you can see, there are many decisions to make and you should read up on the different procedures and talk to a few different doctors if you can to get a full sense of the options. Here is another website that has helpful information: http://www.obgyn.net/fibroid-resource-center

    Another thing you will want to do is start supplementing your iron to fight the anemia. (I know from experience how hard it is to make decisions and be optimistic when one’s red blood count is too low.) Again, consult with your doctor — and be sure to eat lots of fiber with the iron because iron can cause constipation.

    Good luck! And try not to be too scared — there are a lot of us!

  6. Brenda Says:

    I am very thankful to have come accross this site. Thank you EG for setting this site up for yourself, other who have posted their stories, and for those who check back to see if anyone else has posted lately.

    It was back in Aug or Sept 08 that I hit the internet looking for information on uterine fibroids. I did not know I had a choice of how to deal with UFs. The other choices mentioned here I researched further which made my choice of a hystorectomy at age 50 easier to handle.

    Humor, understanding, insight, acceptance, sharing, support, and the desire not to stand quietly by, keep brining me back here.

    My time with UF has been relatively short compared to others. My stressing over it has made it seem longer.

    Each posting is valuable. What are UF? How do deal with UF. Getting information on pre- and post- op procedures. Essential to take to the hopital. All very helpful, humorous and available when I needed them.

    Thank you.

  7. Minda Says:

    Good morning. No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
    I am from United and too bad know English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: “Airline tickets cheap airfare air fares plane discount hotel flights including fare finder, hotel and car rental information, reservation boston hotel.”

    Thanks :o. Minda.

  8. flight deals Says:

    I really love your blog!!

    Can anybody tell me whats the best Hotel in Paris for my honey moon? I going to married next month..

    Thank you

  9. Ms. Mackey Says:

    I just had a Lap/Hysto on July 23rd, was released from the hospital that Saturday night, even though I couldnt hold anything down and my stomach was so tight with air it felt as if I was pregnant with quads!…. its now Monday August 3rd and I feel no better, my stomach is still very tight with air, can not wear a bra because the underwire hurts, its still hard to pee, and my stools are very dark.. even though the only thing I hold down now is a little jello every two days, I take my pain pills so I can get up and go to the bathroom with out help. My Problems started about a year ago when my periods changed…I didnt know what was going on with me until this March and my period was so bad and painful I collapsed at work..I was taken to the hospital and they ran blood work first my H and H came back and it was down to 4 I had to have three units of blood and a unit of platelets put back inside of me, then they did and ultra sound and told me I had several Fibroid Tumors and they needed to be removed or I will still have problems every month with my blood levels, and pain.
    I would like to know when all of this air is going to come out of my stomach…it hurts!

  10. Amy Says:

    Ms. Mackey, not sure too many people read this thread, and I don’t have personal experience with this, but keep reading of others using “gas-x”.

    You might try asking on the lap threads, like: http://blog.geekwithfibroids.com/2006/10/27/how-are-you-feeling-after-your-laparoscopic-hysterectomy/
    or
    http://blog.geekwithfibroids.com/2006/10/24/how-are-you-feeling-after-your-laparoscopic-myomectomy/

    Take care!

  11. Roy29 Says:

    First, focusing on resources, for example, does not automatically solve the problem. ,

  12. excessive sweat Says:

    Wish i could get rid of my Hyperhidrosis.

  13. RGT Says:

    Thank you for this blog. I resonate most with Mission point #5. I’m having an abdominal myo in 2 wks. I’m a scientist and know the biology, but wanted to see how people were feeling. I feel much better having skimmed through the thread on how people feel after surgery. Thanks again.

    I found this blog in a google search. As a fellow girl-geek, I was intrigued by the title and decided that I’d have to stop by.

    Thanks again!!

  14. ensatina Says:

    NOTE You need to fix many of the links to go to the correct pages!!

    HERE IS THE TRICK TO SEE THE CORRECT LINKS:
    Click on a link, check the address bar, if it doesn’t include “wordpress” you need to add it and click again and you will get through. Apparently I can’t place a link in here to show you, but just add “wordpress” without the quotation marks and make sure you add a period – one is needed on either side of .wordpress.

    Good luck!


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