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i gave birth...to Fibi, my 10.2 lb fibroid!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

well i had my surgery. Finally, after 2 long painful years, the fibroid i lovingly named fibi has been removed from my body! what should have been a 1-2 hr surgery took 5, and when they cut me open and saw the mass that was inside of me to be removed, they had to get 2 more surgeons, totalling 5, to be able to pull my stomache apart far enough and to have the hands needed to lift the fibroid out. no wonder im sore.only on my left side tho. and i have stitches from my crotch right up to and inside my belly button. but i will wear that scar with pride. finally the struggles of living with fibi are done. i can get on with forging out a new and wonderful life. ive heard that ppl with serious illness or physical impairments say....live each day to the fullest....never take a day for granted......live each day like theres no tomorrow.... Now.....i get it.For 2 yrs my body kept me a prisoner.I had such heavy bleeding, anytime, any day of the month, sometimes all month.i had to have my furniture always covered because well i didnt want to leak on it, i couldnt plan for any special events because, i never knew when or how hard i would be bleeding for. i missed so many family events. And the cost....at least $50 a month in products. And so many wasted trips to the doctors just to hear, lets wait another 2 months and see if anything changes. Finally , a doctor listened to ME and went ahead and planned the surgery. I thank God for bringing her into my life.I can go wherever i want, not miss any life events anymore and.....i can wear white again, or pink or whatever colour i want and not worry if when i stand blood will show thru.
I have my life back. I have to recover for 6-8 wks which really scared me becuz since February ive been losing weight on the PINK method, which has some intense workouts and i was so afraid id lose all my muscle ive build and gain the weight back. But.....although i cant do the tabata training and floor work, i am able to walk. So last nite, a week after my surgery, i laced up my running shoes, went to the track, and walked 2 miles!!!!! and im feeling pretty fantastic. i'll be ok. i'll modify my weight lifting and do my walking and in time get back to the rest of the workouts. i have been given the gift of healthiness and never again shall i take my body for granted or abuse it by eating poorly or gaining the weight back.

and as of today.......i am down 71 pounds and one of my major weight goals has been achieved......i am 298 lbs....out of the 300's.....FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • JESSAUSTIN82
    Amazing! Here's to a quick recovery & continued success!
    3111 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9394210
    This is such great news!
    Good for you and welcome back! emoticon emoticon
    3122 days ago
  • ROCHELLE62
    your recovery will be a breeze compared to what you have lived with.
    3136 days ago
  • TRACYZABELLE
    WOW like having a baby! Hope you feel better!
    3137 days ago
  • JAY-NINE2
    My husband used to call me "Gusty Scarbelly" I gave birth to a 8 lb. 4 oz. Fibi about 20 years ago. Because I was in menopause I also got the "histericalrectomy".
    I never realized how much it impaired my life until it was gone. Now I wonder why I waited so long (5 years).
    Enjoy it all. Life is good. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    3138 days ago
  • HEIDIC75
    I had the same surgery when I was a senior in high school i have that same scar !!! Remember your pillow is your friend when you go to cough make sure you hold that pillow tight to your belly it will help!!! I wear my scar w/ pride too because without it I would not be here my tumor weighed 42 lbs and it was starting to shut down my kidneys.

    Congrats on the weight loss and the 2 miles !!! wishing you a speedy recovery and remember HUG THAT PILLOW !!!!! emoticon emoticon
    3138 days ago
  • SUZI219
    That is really wonderful!!! Now you are free emoticon And a big congrats for making it to the 200's emoticon emoticon
    3138 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    Wow! Good for you! I have same issues....


    Get out there and Live the Life you were meant to have! emoticon
    3138 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Wow, that's totally amazing. Here's to fast recovery and no more fibroid pain. Congrats on your weight loss progress. Good for you!
    3138 days ago
  • THEEXERCISER
    I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. emoticon on the 2 miles!
    3138 days ago
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