“I want chocolate!!!”
Sent that message out followed by a crying little emoticon.
“Aww…carrot?” Cheeky boy offered!
Too bad he’s so far away if he’s right next to me and said that I’d probably poke him hard with one of my sharp elbows. Listen, men…when your ladies are PMS-ing and ask for chocolate? Give her the damn chocolate!
With things weighing my mind a lot lately, a prelude to the monthly visitors has been driving me crazy. Think about a PMS on steroid! Yeah, so not pretty!
Bad mood, snappish, forgetful…oh you ladies knows the drill, correct?
Somewhere between making a million phone calls asking different hospitals for surgery estimations, reading online about uterine fibroids, I burnt myself.
I even had nightmares from reading 17+ pages of forum thread about fibroids.
By sharing my condition, I got to connect with friends who’ve been through myomectomy surgery. This is the removal of the fibroids surgery. Some went through the minimally invasive surgery by having the laparoscopy. Some had to go through the painful process of hysterectomy and decided to message me anonymously.
To these ladies who reached out, who came forward, who shares their stories…I salute you!
It’s so difficult to talk about this yet it’s such a common disease for women.
Although I respect and appreciate the advice I’ve been receiving, I know at the end it will be my own judgments and decisions that will come to play. It is my body and I will do what would feel right for me personally.
Even my Dan reminded me of this. Ultimately…this is my body, this is my own decision. Thank you, my love!
From reading about fibroids, I know I will have to change my lifestyle even more. Yes, I’ve been eating fairly healthy for over a year but I came from meat and potato (well, more like rice and meat and deep fried food) family so who knows what damaged my old ways of eating has done to my body.
Surgery will remove my fibroid yes BUT it will not be a guarantee that they will not grow back. This is where lifestyle will play a huge factor to prevent these suckers from growing back. Lifestyle changes will include me giving up these things that I LOVE:
- Dairy products, I will miss cheese. I can give up milk easily as I’ve been milk free for months now but I still love my cheese.
- Soy products. Soy contains estrogen, loads of them. Estrogen feeds the fibroids. So sad because I love my tempeh and I used to eat them daily.
- Red meat (or any hormone induced meat products). I’m not going full blown vegetarian but I would be sticking to organic and grass-fed hormone free meat.
- Junk Food & Processed Food. Although, I’ve been eating fairly healthy for over a year, I do indulge in some junk food once in awhile.
So in comes the raw food diet…
Yes, I have to admit when I first hear about raw food what came to mind was “You’ll be eating grass, woman!” but with research comes knowledge.
Dan surprised me by enrolling me for an Uncooking 101 Class held by the Wellness Warung. (Thank you, D! *smooch*) I am excited as I will get a chance to learn more about this new lifestyle that still seems very foreign for me. The class will be on November 16.
We – yes Dan and I – will also start a 12 days detox program from The Wellness Warung too. This part still freaks me out as I have to give up coffee. Lord, help me!
Excitements to learn new things about Raw Food Diet also cleansing my body are met with anxious feelings. I have never ever do any detox program before and being a big polluted city dweller, I don’t know how my body would react to the program. Yet, I’m eager to start.
You bet I will blog about our detox experience.
In the mean time, let’s have some chocolates, shall we?