Fibroid are little bastards if you ask me. The fact that the cause has not been confirmed is a little infuriating, and for reasons we do not understand, it occurs more frequently in African Americans. These round growths can be as small as a seed or get as large as a watermelon. To be honest, they are almost always benign, or non-cancerous, affecting an estimated 20 to 50 percent of all women, steadily growing during the reproductive years. It’s hereditary though, that is, if you don’t have an occurrence in your family your fibroid will likely stay the same size for many years.
People whose system unfortunately receives these little bastards, go through a lot of pain. Excessively heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding is a common symptom, and I cannot even begin to imagine (see me struggling with the natural red visitor). Sanitary pads are soaked in less than an hour, passing blood clots. Most women say they are unable to leave the house during the heaviest day of flow. As a result, anemia- low blood count, is often developed. Pelvic discomfort, pelvic pain, low back pain, headaches, lightheadedness, rectal pressure, pain with sexual intercourse, and bladder problems are luggage that often comes with (remind me), these little bastards.
Sally Suleiman favorably known as Salsu, recently shared her fibroid story and I don’t like to be emotional, but… I couldn’t help it. The video in itself was nerve-wracking seeing the beauty queen before and after the Surgery. The brave journey to remove the fibroids began on the 17th of June 2023 with Salsu finally going on an open myomectomy on the 25th of September 2023. Sharing her testimony through her caption, we can only say that Salsu is one brave woman.
“It’s been a week since my fibroid surgery (Open Myomectomy). I’ve always had painful periods, but it got much worse in 2014 when I woke up one day in a pool of blood. Since then, life has been hard. I sometimes bleed for weeks, there are times I fainted. I couldn’t even leave my house when I’m on my period. I lost so much blood that I became anemic. I was always weak, tired, and had joint pains. I lived on painkillers and tried herbal remedies recommended by family and friends, but none of them helped”.
She further expressed,
“In June 2023, I woke up with severe pain and tightness in my tummy. The fibroid has grown so much that it was pressing on my organs. That’s when the journey to finally become free started. On Monday (25th of September 2023) at about 8:30 am, we had the surgery. I did my surgery at Nisa Premier Hospital. I want to sincerely thank God, Dr. Marcus, and all the other doctors who made this surgery a success”.
I’m so glad she said this at the end, seeing that a lot of women battle fibroid and are embarrassed to speak out. In her words, if you are battling Fibroid, do not be scared. There are good hospitals where you can take it out, please do your research. Don’t suffer in silence!!!