Hi, I'm new. Late last week I learned that I will require a myomectomy to remove two pedunculated fibroids, one is about 13 cm and the other is only 2 or 3 cm. I was told that I'm the size of a 4.5-5 month pregnancy.
My surgery is scheduled for one week from today.
Despite the size of my larger fibroid, I honestly didn't see this coming. I am a large person, and while I new "something" was there I didn't realize how large it was. Furthermore, after a gyn ultrasound this summer my primary care doctor told me this was nothing to worry about. Turns out she read my report wrong: The larger fibroid is attached via a 4 cm stalk, and she thought the stalk size was the fibroid size. So it wasn't until a follow up with the gyn that I was suddenly aware of the actual size and the recommendation for surgery.
At this time they do not anticipate having to cut into my uterus but I was warned that due to the stalk size I am at a higher risk of bleeding. They are also not sure if they will be able to do a "bikini" incision or a vertical incision through my belly.
One big question I have about all of this is whether I could feel better after surgery and recovery from it. I didn't know I had fibroids, but I've had awful fatigue and malaise for years. In the past I had a nasty case of late-diagnosed Lyme disease so I assumed my problems were after effects of that illness, but the fatigue just gets worse and worse with time, and it takes away my concentration and makes it easy to feel depressed.
I know no one here has a crystal ball, but I am curious to hear about if some people can feel better with fibroids out. I've never tested anemic, and I've read in some places that anemia is the only way that fibroids can cause fatigue. So I'm very curious if others have had fatigue with normal range hemoglobin.
Thank you for reading and for any advice or thoughts on my situation.