Graduating from college, working while studying, then all of a sudden you felt the unbearable pain in your abdomen. I thought I will just worry about how to finish my college years, but now I also have to worry about how I should handle my Myoma in my early 20s.
How did I know I have a Myoma?
- Heavy bleeding
- Fatigue and weakness
- Pain, bleeding, or a discharge from the vagina
- Difficulties urinating
- Excessive Bleeding during menstruation
These are the signs and changes that I’ve noticed in my body. At first, I thought it is normal that I’m having dysmenorrhea every time I’m having my period. I even gaslight myself saying that I was just tired from working and that is why I am feeling things. My mom would just tell me that it’s because I’m eating too much green mango.
(Disclaimer: These are my own signs and symptoms, do not self-diagnose)
Until one day, I literally cannot stand up then I collapsed due to too much pain in my abdomen. It was my 3rd day of menstruation when it happened. I have my check-up scheduled. I had a recommendation for a trans-v ultrasound. It was uncomfortable, I tell you.
How Did I React and Cope Up?
As soon as I got the result, I felt like my world collapsed. However, I’m glad that I discovered it at an early time. It was hard for me to accept it because according to the studies that I’ve read, women in their late 30s are the ones who usually develop such. And I’m still in the process of accepting it.
I worry a lot especially since I feel the pressure of being a graduating student. I barely manage my “me time” because of my work and student life than now, I also have to watch out for my health. It gives me another level of sadness. I don’t know, maybe I’m scared?
I was advised to stay healthy and come for my bi-weekly checkup. Staying healthy, it includes proper diet, exercise, and avoiding unhealthy foods such as processed foods and junk foods. And it’s hard to comply, especially since I am not meticulous in what I eat and do. But I have to do it cause it’s for me, right?
If ever you feel like something is wrong with your health, please have it checked by a professional. Do not ever self-diagnose.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Jashel is a working student. Writing was her first love and she was also curious about her surroundings– the reason why she chose Journalism. She loves watching kdrama and play online games during her free time. She believes that actions without words is confusing and words without action is baseless.