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10 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned on My Journey With Fibroids

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Michigan Medicine reports that by age 35, 60% of Black women will develop fibroids. Additionally, Black women are diagnosed with fibroids roughly three times as frequently as white women, develop them earlier in life, and tend to experience larger and more numerous fibroids that cause more severe symptoms.

My journey isn’t over yet (I have one more surgery to go), but here are 10 lessons I’ve learned along the way that I hope will be helpful to others.

Going to the doctor heightens my anxiety. So much so that my blood pressure skyrockets. But waiting to see my provider means finding relief can take much longer (and care could be more expensive).

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