International Autism Awareness Day 🧩

Hey my friends!

For those of you that don’t know, today is International Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness month.

1 in 54 children are on the Autism spectrum. A child is usually diagnosed between the age of 2 or 3. If you are wondering about the signs, there are many signs, but one sign that I remember is that child will begin to stop communicating. It’s almost as if one day they just go into this shell.

A person with autism has difficulties with their communication and as a result they tend to get frustrated when people cannot understand them. The one thing we can point out is that people living with autism are generally extremely smart individuals and have great memories.

Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability”
~Stuart Duncan

To learn more about Autism and help raise awareness, go to the link below:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day

Let’s continue to raise awareness about Autism. This is a cause that is so personal for me.

For the Love of Lipstick 💄

Who else loves lipstick as much as I do? Happy National Lipstick day my fellow lipstick lovers…

A great lip color can transform your look from natural to glam.

What’s your favorite lip color? I love a nude or pink lip in the spring or summer…

However my all time favorite color is a vibrant red lip. There’s just something so glam about a red lipstick. You could wear a pair of jeans and a white tee, but when you put on that red lip color…that simple outfit looks so chic.

Until next time….night night 💋

It’s been a Year Today…

Hey my friends!

I cannot believe it has been a year today that I had my vertical open myomectomy. I remember that day so well. I was not nervous, but anxious to get the surgery over with. I had such bad menstrual symptoms and just wanted to relieve the pain.

My surgeon gave two options of the type of pain medications I could get. I could get the morphine drip that I could push the button to dispense every 8 minutes. Or I could get an epidural, which would give continuous relief. Although I have heard negative side effects with an epidural, it was a no brainer choice for me. To be without pain for a couple days makes it all worth it.

Many people have asked me how my health is since the surgery. So I decided to do a short Q&A together of the most frequently asked questions.

How long did it take to completely heal after a vertical open myomectomy?

It took about 5 months to feel completely healed. My energy returned to 100% and I was able to go back to a normal exercise routine.

Was the surgery successful?

I would say the surgery was 80% successful. Because I still want to have a baby and therefore keep my uterus, the surgeon couldn’t remove one of the fibroids. The fibroid was attached to my uterine lining and if removed would mean having to get a hysterectomy.

Although all of the fibroids couldn’t be removed, those that were causing major issues were.

Do you regret having the surgery?

I don’t regret having the surgery, as it was necessary. I was losing too much blood and my iron was basically undetectable in my body. The only regret I have is not having the surgery sooner. The fibroids would not have grown as large as they did, which could have avoided my having to get a vertical scar.

How do you feel a year later?

I feel good overall. My hemoglobin levels have been back to normal. However, my iron is still too low.

I recently had my ultrasound done to check on my uterus. The fibroid is still there of course, but hasn’t grown. There are two extremely small fibroids lurking around my uterus. They could have already been there, but were undetectable. And lastly, my endometriosis is still causing some issues.

Although I do feel a difference with my scar, it’s still very much visible. I can now start using a fading cream. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that the cream will work.

If you are suffering with uterine fibroids and/or endometriosis and would like to ask me anything, feel free to ask me in the comments section. I am not a medical professional. I’m a woman who has been suffering with this for over 15 years and have dealt with a lot. I can probably answer those questions you may have or point you in the right direction.

Hope to hear from you all.

As always my friends, stay healthy and safe 💋