My friends with fibroids..how are y’all doing? I have always had terrible periods. Since middle school I dreaded my monthly menstrual. I was always self conscious of being out too long or not making it to the bathroom in time. I had to be mindful of what I wore and if my heavy bleeding would go through my clothes. A couple years ago at a doctor’s appointment I was told I have fibroids. I didn’t get any more information about it. I did my own research and decided that I wanted to get on birth control. Being on birth control would allow me to skip some months of hell and live how I wanted to. Unfortunately in the past couple of months my periods have been abnormal. Extreme bleeding and being so uncomfortable. Instead of going out with friends or going to dinner with family I would plant myself in the house. Wearing sweatpants and a hoodie and laying down. Making hourly trips to the bathroom because the blood wouldn’t give me a break. After googling and going down a rabbit hole of articles and medical facts I decided to contact my doctor. I needed support. I got a referral to a clinic and have an appointment next month. I am not sure what the doctors will say and how they can help me with my challenging situation. I am hopeful but also feel that I am going to be living my life like this forever-feeling uncomfortable and unable to enjoy my life to the fullest. What honestly makes me so upset is the lack of visibility and resources for women experiencing this. We shouldn’t be forced to be unseen and to feel inconsequential. We need more support and attention on this. We shouldn’t have to endure in silence. We need more focus on how we can live our lives fully with fibroids.
I will keep you posted on my journey.