My story begins as far back as my late twenties. I had always had symptoms associated with fibroids… you name it, I had it. However, at every OB/GYN appointment when I discussed what was happening the answer was always…” Ok, We’ll wait and see”. If I had the forethought to ask ,”wait and see for what to happen….?”
Fast forward to 2008. I am 38 at this time…and now the symptoms are getting worse. I end up in a Denver emergency room due to a leaking cyst. It was during this visit that the “hysterectomy” word was first dropped. My belly had grown to look like a 34 week pregnancy. Symptoms are getting worse. After the emergency room incident…I began a two year research into female reproductive diseases. I researched every possible surgery (myomectomy, robotic) procedure (MRgFUS, Uterine fibroid embolization) and drugs (Lupron, RU486, Tamoxifen, Asoprisnil) associated with fibroid disease. None of these appealed to me for various reasons such as blood transfusions, side affects or how about lets take the fibroids out and leave everything else. It wasn’t until I saw the website for Female Alternative Surgery that I had my “Agh ha” moment.
This website changed everything. I knew the moment I read the first few paragraphs, I was done searching. A doctor that treated ALL reproductive diseases and try to leave organs intact. This was the team I wanted to do the surgery and the facility I wanted to do it at. So, I contacted them in the fall of 2010. They were honest and upfront about everything. After many phone calls and emails…the surgery was scheduled for April, 2011. I finally met Dr. Del Junco Jr.. I spent a few hours with them which only confirmed that I made the right decision. Dr. Del Junco Jr, and everybody at Temple…thank you for your dedication to patient care and healing. I am extremely grateful to have found you!!!!