"Before embolization, my symptoms were excessive, heavy bleeding, blood clots, painful cramps, lower back aches. I was really fatigued and stressed and I felt really bloated and just miserable, basically. My doctor said that I had to have a myomectomy.
I did not want to have the myomectomy because I had had a myomectomy 10 years prior to that and I already had knowledge as to what the pain would be like. I found out about the embolization because a girlfriend of mine had sent me an article from the Essence Magazine. I found out that it wasn't going to be as invasive as a myomectomy.
Embolization has changed my life because I no longer have to worry about the excessive bleeding, or will I have stains on my clothes, I can walk around, and I no longer have this aching in my lower back. I just feel so free."