My Fibroid Elimination Journey

Fibroid Elimination Journey

Sometime towards the end of last year, I started to get really bad pelvic pain. I know developing an intolerance to dairy can happen later in life but I really hated coming to terms with it for myself, as I LOVE dairy. After consulting with my dietitian friend, I decided to start eliminating trigger foods from my diet. It seemed like it was working. But I really wanted to go back to diary so I did. And I was fine. I never could determine what the sudden pain was from until 2015.

About two months ago, I was laying on my back on my bed and felt a lump near my pelvic area. I ignored it. A week later, I felt the same lump and it appeared to have grown. I had my mother examine as well so that I didn’t feel crazy. She confirmed that I had a lump and suggested I see a doctor.

At the time, I didn’t have health insurance so I had to go to an urgent care facility and pay out-of-pocket. I had a routine check up and two doctors confirmed that there was a mass near my pelvic area but that I needed to have a CT scan done to further examine what it could be.

Shortly after, my results determined that I had two fibroid tumors. The recommendation was for me to follow-up with an ultrasound.

By the time I got my results, my health insurance at my new job had kicked in so I went to see my OBGYN.

In my mind, I was going to get more clarity about the size of my two fibroid tumors. As the sonographer placed the cold gel on my abdomen, I grew increasingly nervous. Her words ripped through me and left a dull, aching pain. “I see one, two, three, four, five…oh my goodness, you have tons of fibroids.” Her inappropriate reaction was all I needed to burst into tears.

I have a total of ten detectable fibroids in my stomach.

All of a sudden, I was filled with fear. What does this mean? I never wanted to give birth but the possibility of the choice being taken away from me was really overwhelming. Will I ever be able to give birth if I choose later in life? I didn’t have those answers and neither did she.

The nurse practitioner was equally cold and unhelpful. She mentioned that fibroids were hereditary (although many would disagree) and that I could “blame my ancestors” for them. Wonderful.

Later this week, I will be meeting with a doctor to discuss options. I’ve been told that I’m too young for surgery. That’s not even an option on the table for me. What I plan to do is change my diet by following a vegan lifestyle to shrink/eliminate my fibroids.

Thanks to Mattie and her personal experience, I now know of Chef Ahki. I’ve purchased and downloaded her Fibroid Elimination Recipe Guide e-book and will begin the 57 day journey today.

I won’t lie………..I may cheat. I hate that I’m even speaking that but I’m also trying to be realistic about who I am and my habits. Choosing a vegan lifestyle means being proactive about your meal plans and being diligent about healthy behaviors.

I know having surgery is not the right option for me now or probably ever if I can get serious about doing this the natural way. So I’m terribly nervous. Afraid to fail. Scared that this will mark me as “un-wifeable” material. Just all-round freaked out.

This is a huge undertaking but I know my God has never given me more than I can bear. And clearly, He thinks I’m one of His best children because He gives me all the toughest challenges. And even still, I will trust in His plan.

The statistics are real. Up to 80% of African-American women suffer from fibroids.

If you are a woman suffering from fibroids or have a history of sufferers in your family, take action. Don’t wait until they grow out of control and the “only” choice they give you is surgery. We’ve got to be more mindful of the things that we put in our bodies. And I’m saying that as someone finally being forced to accept this truth.

As always, I share my stories to hopefully incite you to share your own. We don’t have to suffer in silence. I’d love to know what you’re doing to change your situation if, you’re already in my boat.

16 Comments

  1. Meuse Pierre Reply

    Hey, it’s Meuse. I found out Dec 2014 that I have fibroids. I found out the same way you did, the lump by my pelvic in August and excruciating pain in December. I am now on a strictouchy vegan diet and taking herbs and hopefully be using hydrotherapy to eliminate my fibroids. I was also told that I should stay away from soy and all it’s products, oil-free cooking, and staying away from mushroom. It’s funny when I went to NY I was told I needed surgery but I refused.

  2. Meuse Pierre Reply

    I pray that God heals and you ask Him to help you with your appetite that’s the only way you can do it it’s with His help.

  3. Praying for you. I know that this can be scary. I have two uterine fibroids outside of my uterus and, fortunately, they are not causing any problems. My mom had problems with hers, so I am prepared for issues, but praying I don’t. I know many women who have had fibroids but overcome the issues through various methods. Speaking life and victory over your situation!

  4. I know how it can be, but I really hope and know you will go through with it completely for the sake of your health. I’m going through some health issues as well and to be honest its all food related and of course stress. Take care of yourself, we’re here rooting for you!

  5. I have multiple fibroids and like you, my OBGYN has ruled out surgery for the time being. I had no idea a vegan diet could help! Will read more on this and educate myself. Thanks for sharing Lucy. All the best in your journey.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I suffer from fibroids as well. I find that when I adhere to a strict vegan diet I feel much better, have significantly less pain and fatigue. I’ll be buying this cookbook too. Thanks again! So happy to have found your blog.

    • Lucy Dazilma Reply

      Hi Jezz! I’m waiting to get another ultrasound in the new year. I’ve since switched to a pescatarian diet so we shall see. I will definitely update once I have more info. Thanks for asking!

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  8. Hi, I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind giving me an update on how changing your diet improved, or not, your fibroids.

    • Lucy Dazilma Reply

      Hi Karen,
      I still haven’t gotten an ultrasound yet. It’s a mix of fear of hearing bad news and wanting to try more things before I go. Just started taking supplements and drinking a womb detox drink. I’ll most likely go to the doctor in April.

  9. Hi, just wondering if you have any updates? I had a small fibroid that grew huge from estrogen/hormones/etc when I got pregnant. I’m no longer preggo but I now look like I’m 3mths 🙁 I’ve tried natural elimination via diet & castor oil packs. Thank you for sharing your story. I pray that you are successful in your journey!

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