Media personality Grace Msalame is a strong woman. The anaemic mother of two recently narrated her story about battling with non-cancerous tumors in her uterus.
Taking to social media, Grace Msalame revealed that she underwent surgery a few weeks ago to remove fibroids from her uterus.
Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. The growths are typically benign, or noncancerous.
This is the second time Msalame went under the knife to remove the fibroids.
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Below is her emotional story that has gone viral
‘Two weeks post my fibroid removal surgery grateful to be walking around albeit slowly(very slowly) and being able to drive this week is truly by the Grace of God coz my desire was to go back to business as usual so all I can do is thank God. My Doctor asked me why I haven’t blogged about my experience. I simply just wasn’t ready but this may help someone… I had an abdominal myomectomy open surgery because it was quite large with other little ones. What were the symptoms? Well this whole year I’ve had very heavy periods lasting a week plus until my anemia levels dropped to 9almost 8 &normal levels is at least 12 even though I’ve been working hard to boost my iron levels with our #GetYourIronUp Campaign little did I know I was loosing way too much blood so I had to treat that first then go in for surgery.
Another symptom that can drive you crazy is how bloated you get; sometimes even look Months pregnant. Even after the surgery, the swelling has taken time to go down but today there was a visible difference. tho I’m still conscious until full recovery. Fibroids are very common with us black women, in fact, I discovered that all the women from my late Dad’s side of the family have all had it so it can be genetic but no direct cause is linked to the growths. Healthy diet, exercise, good BMI all go a long way but doctors have told me that even the healthiest of women still get it so it really is unknown but my doctor is of the opine that the Uterus is made to create life so when one takes long gaps between having children or takes too long to have kids they have higher chances of getting them! So me & my 7yr gap someone tell the Mr my womb is ready. On a serious note, I’m so grateful to my doctor& the hospital that took such good care of me&, of course, my family& friends your love is a gift that reminds me of God’s Goodnesss. Big lesson 2018! In all things Give Thanx. Ata kwa haya nashukuru Mola for He is the knower of all.’