Age: 49 years old
I was diagnosed with fibroid tumors approximately eight years ago. At that time, the mass was the size of a three month pregnancy. I was advised by doctors to get a hysterectomy. I absolutely did not want that, so I turned to alternative medicine, hoping that it would help. I would get small gains, but nothing permanent, and the fibroids continued to increase in size. I eventually quit work to make my health the #1 priority in my life.
I searched the Internet for answers but it was through friends that I finally was pointed in the right direction. I learnt of Dr.del Junco Jr and phoned him. In less than a month from making that phone call, I was in Los Angeles for surgery with Dr. del Junco Jr. I had finally found a solution that felt right for me.
During my surgery, Dr. del Junco Jr. removed the fibroid tumor mass. I actually had a midline hernia from my belly to my pelvic bone because of this bulging tumor, which had grown to the size of a five month pregnancy. Dr. del Junco Jr. also reconstructed my ovary, which had a cyst, and cleaned out bits of endometriosis (which I didn’t know I had).
It has almost been a year since my surgery and the difference in my health is absolutely amazing! The biggest change is my realization that I HAD NO IDEA HOW BAD I HAD FELT! I now know that my body had actually adapted to all those years of pain and most probably, many systems in my body were affected by the mass of fibroid tumors. I no longer put my hand under my belly when going up a flight of stairs or moan and groan when getting up from the floor. I realize that these mannerisms had become habits to compensate for my physical condition. My surgical scar extends from hip bone to hip bone because of the size of the tumor, but the scar is almost gone!
I have never met a more compassionate, egoless doctor, who really listens than Dr. del Junco Jr.! And his staff was equally wonderful. What a different attitude than the “best in town” doctors here that won’t “get off their high horse.”