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Today I saw Jan, who had her abdominal myomectomy four months ago. (See Jan’s story and photos of her surgery). Today her hemoglobin (blood count) is 13.3, which is normal and up from 5 when she first came in. She returned to work in two weeks and felt fully recovered in four weeks. Her periods are now normal and light. Her only regret is that she waited so long to have her surgery!
Comment: Many women suffer needlessly because of their fear of surgery. Most women find that the fear of surgery is far worse than the actual procedure. Many women tell me that their periods (when they had the fibroids) were far more disabling than the surgery to correct the problem. This is not to say that surgery is always easy… just that the solution may not be as difficult as the problem you are living with. — Paul Indman, M.D.