I am so happy to help raise awareness in order to help someone else out there! You are the reason for my sweet, little boy and I can never thank you enough!!!
About ten years ago I started seeing several doctors, as I knew there was something wrong with my body. My symptoms were severe iron deficiency, unexplainable weight gain, mood swings and general lethargy.
As the years passed all would tell me I simply needed to change my diet and one even gave me a course of six iron injections to fix the problem. It wasn’t until I was so tired of having the same problems that I went to see a few specialists. Years later one finally diagnosed me with having an unusually large fibroid in my uterus.
I was referred to one of the best gynaecologists to see what my options were and after a long journey to this point, I was told my only option was a hysterectomy and that I would never have any children. My husband and I were devastated and very emotional that day. The doctor was quick to get me to sign the hospital paperwork to have the procedure done as soon as possible.
I decided to check one last doctor who my sister and friend had deliver their children and was told I did have another option: uterine fibroid embolisation. After more consultations I elected to have UFE done and keep my uterus intact.
Now, four years later, I have better health and a very healthy and happy ten-month-old little boy who is the best thing that has ever happened to my husband and I. I am so grateful for a second chance and the option to be a mother.