I only debated with myself a little bit about the topic for tonight's blog. It's kinda personal. But, when I wrote about my fibroid tumor, I had several of you contact me to talk. Honestly I couldn't believe how many had been affected by similar issues. So here we go:
Right from the beginning of deciding to have a family, I wanted four kids, and I wanted them close together in age so they could all grow up best friends. I have never and will never regret the way we had them.
Depending on what you read, there are reports that a woman's body needs 6 weeks (no way) up to a year to go back to "normal" after having a baby. My babies are roughly about a year and a half apart each. Which means that my body had roughly 9 and a half months of recovery after each baby. According to some studies, that was not a long enough time.
About a year after the last baby it became evident that some of my insides were permanently altered. About 2-3 years after the last baby I started to have some issues. I'm not going to get in to the nitty gritty here . . anyone can message me privately if you'd like to discuss. But I did go to the doctor, repeatedly. Tests were ran, etc. I was given two options . . . neither of which I liked. I actually did try one, with apprehension, and the experiment supported my thoughts that it was not for me.
So it's been this way ever since: I'll be walking around life fine and then Wham! My body gets too mad about something (I've never been able to figure out what) and I am just down for the count for a few days. There used to be a lot more pain. When I added the Kelp a year or so ago to combat the fibroid stuff, it wonderfully got rid of a lot of the pain that I was having. YAY for Kelp!
Yesterday started one of these little episodes of mine. I should have known it was coming probably because of the way I'd been feeling. But yesterday was just like I hit a wall. And my body is just done with being coherent and operable. I can sleep all day and all night. Unexplained fever. And a few other weird things. I know where it started though. I can feel it in my belly.
Last night I decided to look again online for other options. I don't like the doctor's options. I don't want them. Well I don't know what I typed in differently this time, but I might have found something good. Page after page, site after site, of women who have written their stories and sound like me; except now they are better! There were a few natural supplements discussed. The main one, that all of them shared was red raspberry leaves. Can you believe it? Something so simple and so . . non-exotic! Of course this is not the season for raspberry leaves to pop up in the backyard. So I ordered some crushed up leaves in capsules. Seriously for only $5.99 and it'll be here Tuesday with Amazon Prime. Even after I ordered it, I kept searching. The more I research, the more I find women who sound like me who praise this stuff and the wonderful things it has done for them.
Tonight I am thankful for hope. I have hope for the first time in many years that there might be another solution here . . a natural, safe, solution. I'm going to feel like a kid at Christmas on Tuesday! And I'll be praying it works!