Because I receive so many emails with questions regarding fibroids, I think it’s important that I tread carefully when giving such personal advice. The information I give through His Middle Name should never take the place of your primary care physician's treatment plan. With that said, this is a place for information and support. My decision to have a hysterectomy was not an easy one, and it took almost a year of back and forth on my part before I made a decision that I felt comfortable with. It was not easy on Brad and me as a couple either, as we knew this one decision was going to affect us deeply on so many levels. For us, educating ourselves was key. We saw a number of doctors and researched countless treatment options on our own. Sometimes we thought we had come to a decision, only to reexamine it and decide it wasn't for us. I am glad we did our due diligence before making such a huge decision, and I would encourage anyone who is seeking treatment for uterine fibroids to do the same. And ofcourse what better way to give you a push in the right direction? Why .... scout out a couple of opportunities to do just that!
In the month of March,The Fibroid Treatment Collective will be hosting two opportunities for you to explore your options and become your own advocate. The Fibroid Treatment Collective (http://www.fibroids.com/) is a medical group of fibroid experts and gynecologists that are dedicated to curing fibroid tumors with minimally invasive therapy. Depending on the size and location of your tumor, fibroid embolization or myomectomy is a great option for you if you want to preserve your fertility. If the tumor has caused too much damage to your uterus or surrounding organs, you may be a candidate for a hysterectomy. The Fibroid Treatment Collective also offers constant education through their website, blog and newsletter, which you can sign up for right now with just a few clicks by visiting their website. Once you sign up, you can have access to the most up to date medical and health information, live videos and the latest treatment options that are right for YOU. And the best part? It’s free! The following is information on their next two events that are free as well. How great is that? Enjoy learning and be gentle with yourself while nurturing such an important decision.
- "What Women Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids" - An informative discussion about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available for uterine fibroids hosted by Bruce McLucas, M.D., UCLA professor and founder of the Fibroid Treatment Collective. Scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City, CA, beginning at 9:30 am. Seating is free but limited. Interested individuals should register in advance to reserve a seat. To register, please click here.
- "Get the Facts: Uterine Fibroid Webinar" - Joinwomen across the country for a live webinar about fibroids and embolization hosted by Bruce McLucas, M.D., UCLA professor and founder of the Fibroid Treatment Collective. Scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012 beginning at 11:00 am (Pacific Daylight Time). The session is open for registration here. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email.