There are quite a few options when seeking out treatment for fibroids. Depending on where one’s fibroid is located, there is medication, sound waves to shrink them, minimally invasive myomectomies and invasive abdominal myomectomies. But only one treatment option has been found to be a permanent solution to these prevalent benign tumors, and that’s a hysterectomy. But the major surgery isn’t without its risks and struggles.
Singer Tamika Scott of R&B group Xscape went in for a hysterectomy in January, one that was supposed to be an “outpatient” option, and she ended up in the hospital for nearly two weeks due to some scary complications.
“Went in for an outpatient Hysterectomy Jan 10th because I have really bad fibroids. Got home and was rushed back to the hospital,” she wrote on Instagram. “My kidney was full of blood so the urologist had to put in a drain to release the blood which hung from my side. Moving to my 4th procedure, my Ureter had to be repaired because it was damaged in the process so a stent was put in. 12days in the hospital I was faced with many trials and test.”
After her extended stay in the hospital, Scott was able to return home, albeit with a catheter, and is “recovering well with the grace of God!”
Aside from complications that can arise, and the fact that you can no longer have children after having a hysterectomy, other risks or issues that can occur when you have the procedure includes the onset of menopause, and the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases if you have the surgery before you’re 35. But that hasn’t stopped women weary of the discomfort brought on by conditions affecting the uterus to opt for a hysterectomy. In fact, 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually, 20 million American women have undergone the procedure, and it’s the second most common surgery for women in the U.S.
As for Scott, we’re glad to hear that she is recovering, and that not only does she physically feel stronger, but her faith is more fortified than ever.
“Thank you to the ones who prayed, visited, brought hubby food (who refused to leave my side) I am beyond grateful! I will have a full Hallelujah testimony soon. I’m going through but God got me and he’s keeping me,” she said. “Whoever is going through something out here, stay prayed up and DON’T GIVE UP because GOD Got you! No matter how bad it seems, God Loves you!!”