Media Personality Grace Msalame has for the first time shared a photo of fibroids that were removed from her body after a myomectomy last year.
The mother of two said that the recovery journey has not been easy but at least she is not where she was before.
Taking to her Instagram to share her journey, Grace wrote
‘On this date last year 2018, my first walk outside to get some Sun after a myomectomy procedure to remove fibroids.
I can’t describe how difficult, painful & long the recovery process was.
I Can’t even equate it to a CS, but a year later I am truly grateful because I’m back to a semblance of normalcy😊God is good🙏🏾 Lessons from my experience; .
‘You have options of treatment, you can either have laparoscopic surgery which is less intrusive than an abdominal myomectomy.
We opted for the open surgery though, because the fibroids were quite large so just to be sure we got them all out, we did what we had to do.’
Grace added that at some point she had gotten tired
‘That said there are natural treatments that shrink fibroids with time.
In hindsight a part of me wishes I had given that a shot because surgery is always the last resort, but I’m still grateful because I had gotten to the point where I was tired!
Diet & Lifestyle go a loooong way! What we eat will either make us healthy, or make us sick in the long run, so it’s prudent for us to be more mindful about our diet.
Am work in progress for me here🙈Also learn to let go! Don’t carry unnecessary baggage, that stress to your body will have to come out one way or another so let it go sis & seek peace🙏🏾’
Her advise to other women going through the same is
‘Listen to your body. It will always communicate when something is off! For about a year I was constantly lethargic &.
This was due to my low blood count which only got worse because of the very long periods. So don’t ignore when you’re body communicates & the sooner you act the better. ‘
In conclusion Grace said
‘Lastly the post surgery belly is better than before but the fupa is still present😩Vision 2020 is to completely eliminate it👊🏾😊 Signs of Fibroids;
– Long painful periods
– bloated belly – Painful intimacy – Lethargy (for me at least).
Visit your gyna regularly, hormonal changes & imbalances can also contribute.’