My Journey to Becoming Fibroid Free (Page 1)

Hello my friends!  It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.  It’s been to say the least, a very stressful last few months.  As I mentioned in my blog back in January,  I started a new job.  I’ve been at my new job for a little over six months now and it has been the most challenging part of my career thus far.  I’m not complaining about the job because I am fortunate to have the career that I have.  I work with wonderful people and work for a wonderful corporation.  I am complaining about the health complications that stress causes.

As many of you who follow my blog know, I suffer from extremely bad fibroids and severe anemia.  Stress is not at all good for fibroids.  It causes your estrogen levels to increase significantly and in turn feeds the fibroids.  What is a girl to do???  There is stress all around me.  So not only am I dealing with a stressful career, building my jewelry business, dealing with my fibroids and anemia… guess what…I developed blood clots in the left calf and back of my knee.  WTH!!!  When I tell you it rains, it definitely pours…

These last four months has been the most stressful months of my life.  Developing the blood clots really knocked me off my feet.  I have to say that this is the first time I’ve ever really been scared.  I’ve had five fibroid surgeries over the years and nothing has terrified me more than hearing you have blood clots and that you are lucky you came to the ER because it would have moved to your lungs or heart.  I have to tell you a quick story about my blood clot diagnosis…

I first went to so-called “one of the best” radiology centers in NJ.  I was tested for possible DVT (deep vein thrombosis).  I was told during that exam that I did not have any blood clots and they don’t know why my ankle is swollen.  “Maybe you sprained your ankle”, tech said.  I went to an urgent care center after leaving the radiology center.  They asked about blood clots because that is what my symptoms sound like.  I informed  the doctor that I just left the radiology center and they assured me that I do not have blood clots.  The doctor was relieved to hear that and did an x-ray.  Needless to say, I did not have a sprain or fracture.  I went home with my ankle wrapped and told to elevate it.  The next morning I woke up in more pain.  I could barely get out of bed.  I had to borrow my mother’s crutches that she had from previous injury.  My parents urged me to go to the ER because something is clearly wrong with me.  I promised that if I did not feel better once the weekend is over, I will go.  Two days later I went to the ER and was informed that I had  blood clots and they could not believe that the radiology tech missed that.  Just as a sidebar… thank God for my parents pushing me to go to the hospital and thank God I listened.  I may not have been hear if I had not gone for a second opinion.

I’ve been on blood thinners for the last 4 months, which by the way is not good for someone with major fibroid issues and anemia.  I ended up in the hospital because my heart was racing and I was out of breath just by standing.  My friend…THE STRUGGLE IS REAL…

This is just the beginning of my story.  I want to document my journey into becoming a healthy Natasha.  I know that there are thousands of women in the world going through the same medical issues.  I want to be your “Guinea Pig”.  As you know surgeries do not get rid of Fibroids, so I am trying a natural approach and I want to take you on my journey.  If this works, maybe I can help hundreds of women to avoid the years of struggle I’ve been going through.  I will post a blog once a week to let you know how this natural approach is going and what it is.  Stay tuned for page 2 next week.

Good night my friends

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