UAE Bought Me 8 Years!
Here is one member who tried uterine artery embolization and it gave her an additional 8 years before she needed to schedule her hysterectomy.
I also have ‘innumerable’ fibroids, and that made myomectomy a pretty dangerous option. They first told me I’d have to have a hysterectomy at 24, but I’ve managed to get to age 38! I am having the hyst tomorrow morning, and I am finally at peace with my decision. Something that really helped me, though, was exhausting all of my other options. I had uterine artery embolization 10 years ago. Sometimes, like in my case, it’s not a permanent fix – your fibroids can find ways around the procedure – and like you, mine grow back really fast once they start. BUT the UAE bought me about 8 years with almost no symptoms. It hurt, and the recovery sucks, but it might be something for you to look into. For many years I kept the pain (but not the swelling!) under control with acupuncture. Some insurance will even cover this – ask your primary care doc if he or she will refer you. This also was obviously not a permanent solution for me, but it made a huge amount of difference at the time.