The flipside

Dr.’s Reed and Noorchashm have been on a mission to ban power morcellation when treating women with fibroids. Reminder here. But apparently there is a flipside to the power morcellation ban. A Dr. Lisa Rosenbohm wrote a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine where she argued the benefits of PM (power morcellation) and…

Chisette Michele and PCOS

  Four years ago Chrisette Michele, singer, reality star and newlywed was diagnosed with PCOS. Trying to improve her overall health she had become a newly raw vegan but the suffering was so great that she had to have one of her ovaries removed and when she saw her holistic doctor, she was told that…

Resistance is Futile

Have you ever noticed that Bad Food + No Exercise = Longer Periods and MORE Pain? Not to mention more bloating and more cramps. When I say bad food, I mean eating foods that we as fibroid sufferers know we should stay away from, caffeine, dairy – especially if it not organic, and fatty foods….

Toronto’s Calling

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are testing an experimental treatment called MRI-guided focused ultrasound therapy. They say the treatment can eliminate certain kinds of fibroids in less than two hours, with no surgery at all. It has been noted that, during the focused ultrasound therapy, the patient lies on a table and is guided…

2, 3, 4, 5

By Du Qiongfang Source: Global Times “You’ll have to wait two years before you can get pregnant.” As a recently married 32-year-old who was looking forward to having a baby in time for the auspicious Year of the Monkey, these words from my physician hit me like a kick to my tummy. As a woman,…

Scars and all

As a single, 32-year-old woman, I lamented the fact that the next man to see me naked would not be one who’d vowed to love me in sickness and in health, or even a sweet boyfriend who’d read to me in bed while I recovered. I hated the thought of looking like I’d had a…

Endometrium

It’s vitally important that we use the right language when we talk about fibroids. With others and our doctors. It will help people know how serious we are about our health. 💋 Endometrium: the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus that is lost during menstruation. Humans, “old world” primates, elephant shrews, and fruit…

Winter Side effects

  It’s officially winter. And for those of us that have scar tissue from myomectomy or hysterectomy or cesarean surgery – winter brings the cold right through your body (it feels like). The scar tissue can tighten up and feel stiff. Very unpleasant. I was with my mother-in-law and we were walking when the chill…

2good

If it’s too good to be true then it usually is. I read a story about a woman who was in Uganda And she took some herbs orally and then gave “birth” to her fibroids. Didn’t say what kind of fibroids she had. Just says that she passed them vaginally. Didn’t say what herbs she…

Types of fibroid tumors

All fibroids are not created equal. Pedunculated means that it grows on a stalk. Like broccoli. The stalk can extend inside or outside the uterus. Intramural means it grows smack dab in the middle of the uterine wall. If it pushes on the exterior wall you may feel pressure. If it grows toward the uterine…

Is it worth it?

  In the US the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic said this week they will attempt to give 10 women the chance to be pregnant by providing them with a #uterinetransplant. The study announced this week will attempt to help women unable to carry a pregnancy to term because of uterine factor infertility, according to…