I've been so depressed over my weight I haven't visisted 3fatchicks in awhile, but I was interested to see if there were any responses to this thread...
I certainly wish this fibroid wasn't affecting my health but it is
Trying to control my weight has become somewhat of a nightmare. Since I last posted I went from a heavy period to bleeding out, pain that's so bad some days I have to call off work, and while iron pills help the anemia they cause unpleasant side effects....stop now if it's TMI....constipation is TERRIBLY painful, possibly because the fibroid is taking up room too?
Because of the position of my fibroid it's painful and I'm almost always in a state of PMS. LOL so in addition to the moodiness and bloating I also crave sugars and carbs (I have issues with my blood sugar so craving these types of food are terrible!)
The only flip side to this was realizing there was an underlying factor to my lack of weight loss. Now don't get me wrong I don't blame it ALL on my fibroid but I finally calmed down a bit when I realized there was an obstacle in the way.
The bloat from this thing is also terrible! I have two sizes of jeans that I wear now...fat and fatter! LOL! I can literally puff up by the end of the day and have to switch to my bigger pants! Yikes!
The good news is I've been working with my doctor and my options for controlling this. There is a SLEW of information out there and it was hard to decide what was the correct way to go. Because of my age and insurance stipulations I'm going through a couple of procedures to try to fix this. If they don't work I'll have to look into a hysterectomy.
It's all scary at times, but when I'm in pain so bad I can't even walk (I used to walk miles and miles each day but pain and fatigue will sometimes stop me in my tracks!) I realize that this really effects the quality of my life. I can't even leave the house without having an extra set of clothes. Sadly I've had to change at work on two occasions...how embarrassing!
I also want to get back on track so badly with my weight loss. It's not about wanting to be in a certain size, weight, etc I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin! This is like having period bloat 20+ days out of the month!
LOL OK rant over! Thanks for listening! I'd still like to post updates on here regarding the steps I"m taking and how things are working out. I myself am interested in seeing how this all pans out and hoping I can get back to ME soon! Next doctor's appt is Nov 24!!!