Friday, November 6, 2009

A case of a Sore Bum

It started off with a mild fever on Friday which escalated to severe and excruciating menstrual cramps which left me sleepless for 4 nights in a row and ended with a discovery of an 11cm fibroid in my uterus.

The first gynae that I went to had the tactical diplomacy of a communist when delivering my diagnosis.

Doctor:

You have fibroid. It’s big. It’s covering your whole uterus.

Cinta: Ok..so what should I do?
Doctor:

I recommend surgery. You have two options miss. One is we only take out the fibroid but there is always the possibility that it will come back again. The second option which I strongly recommend is we take out your uterus along with the fibroid. Then be rest assured that  the fibroids won’t be coming back. But you can never have kids.

Cinta: My uterus? But I’m not married yet.
Doctor: Yes but it’s the only way to make sure that the fibroid won’t come back.

I swear I must’ve stopped breathing and the whole world just went blank all of a sudden. After telling him that I need to discuss it with my family and paying RM160 just to hear him deliver the bad news not so tactfully, I went into my car, called a friend and bawled my eyes out! I was scared. I was terrified. I didn’t even know what a fibroid is. So there I was, by the side of the road, bawling and wailing my eyeballs out. Sangat drama swasta I tell you.

This is the part where I ask you “Are you covered by insurance?” because seriously thank god I am. At least, for now, the financial part of this whole drama will not be an issue.

After the whole drama by the side of the road died down, I sought to seek a second opinion. Dr. Premithra from Pantai Medical. Dr. Premithra made much more sense. She patiently took the time to explain what was going on. She even sketched out the fibroid and what it was doing to my uterus. Because of the size of the fibroid, it has overlapped itself with my uterus and pushed my uterus lower. To be performing surgery now would mean that she would have to cut off part of my uterus but she does not want to do that seeing that I’m still single. I will be able to get pregnant when I marry but giving birth naturally would be a bit risky she said, seeing that my uterus would be weak. Caesarean it is then.

Surgery is unavoidable, but she’s going to try to shrink it first by injection to maybe 8cm  and when it shrinks, I would be scheduled for surgery in 2 months. In the meantime, I would be experiencing all the symptoms of menopause, Hot flashes,night sweats, fatigue, dizziness etc.

A dose of injection which is costly. I have chemicals and drugs flowing inside me worth RM1300. Satu injection yang berharga RM1300.

As I’m typing this out, the left cheek of my bum is sore from the injection today. But you didn’t need to know that now did ya? :)

My point is this and it goes to all the beautiful ladies who reads this. When your body is showing signs that something is not right ie, irregular menses, severe menstrual cramps, anything which is out of the norm, don’t be me and overlook it and say that it’s probably just nothing. Get yourself a physical exam with a good doctor. Do your (BSE) Breast Self Examination  once a month. It would cost you for being ignorant to what your body is trying to tell you.  Eat right and don’t see the gynae that I first went to!

12 comments:

The Tea Drinker said...

one of my friend's wife go fibroid and yes it goes away and comes back.

the good news is that they've got about 2 or 3 kids now.

Cinta said...

Tea Drinker,
fibroid is actually nothing to worry about, tapi the first gynae scared the hell out of me.:)

FH in space said...

Erm.. I had most of the symptoms. But am scared to meet a gynea, but after readin ur post, I think I should see one, pronto! Thanks.

Hazrey said...

Hope you will be ok. Take care Cinta. You cannot be sick, you can't, because you are CINTA. Remember that.

Cinta said...

FH,
You should...try to google more on uterine fibroid and read up..

Hazrey,
Thanks, and I must say, this soft side of you is different :) good different.

Dottie with Dots said...

You'll be fine Cinta. Insya Allah.

Skullsplitter said...

Hi cinta,

We can run from our faith but what we can do is keep looking for the solution and keep praying to Him. I got a really big problem and it's more than what u have but for me, this is life. :) keep breathing as long as we can. hope u'll be ok. InsyaAllah. :)

**Nice blog and writing!

skullsplitter

DrSam said...

God has chosen you. This is one way our Maker wants to tell us that He is still care about us.

Glad that you have your insurance to take care of all the medical bills. Nowadays, medical bill can really break you piggy bank.

Hope and pray that everything goes well and you will get well soon.

pakmat said...

Salam Cinta..
..you'll be alrilght, cinta..as long as you keep your wits and humour around you..your posting shows that..and your concern for others shows that..

Cinta said...

Thank you all...it makes the day much brighter than usual :)

suhaila said...

take care of yourself dear...

sameboat said...

11cm is way too big. but if you are thinking of shrinking it, i know this sounds a bit unusual but take pil perancang. i got mine shrink slowly with no more pain, but first time i heard about it, i told the doctor, doc, i'm not married, single and you prescribe me THESE pills?' =_="

you can buy the pills of any pharmacy (guardian/watson). been using it for 6 months and another 6 months to come..

another thing, this thingy we have, makes us hard to control pee..at least i can't. lol?