From time to time I check the spam in my dashboard and quite regularly have to rescue a damsel in distress amongst the garbage emailed in my direction. Yesterday was no exception where I found a lady called Helen who made a lovely comment in my “I Hurt!!!!” post. I was just going to “not spam” her when I noticed the website associated with her……fibroid pain…..then I released her from spam and approved the comment. I was going to make this post on another subject but I have been coming across ladies with or who had fibroids including my companion (friend) for 20 years, who had fibroids and died when they became cancerous.
Elisa, the lady concerned in “I Hurt!!!!” was in tremendous pain and is still probably suffering while the tests are dragging on. I am in email contact with another lady who told me that a while ago she had ten pounds (10lb) of fibroids removed. That is almost 5 bags of sugar. Wow!! The suffering that she must have gone through I cannot imagine. I want to now talk to you about my companion, what happened to her and to me as she refused to have medical treatment.
She first realised that something was wrong when she had pains and started having periods for three weeks on and three weeks off at the age of 67, two years ago. She believed that Christ would heal her and was constantly buying herbal bottles of this, that and the other. Over time her condition worsened. No matter how much pressure her friends and myself lay upon her, she totally refused to go into hospital. I can understand why, for she really had awful hospital experiences in the past, such as being left on a trolley in a corridor for three hours, had her baby on the trolley with no one around for a long, long time. There were other such events which I have no need to go into.
But she suffered. One of her daughters came over from England to Spain but wasn’t much use. Just added to her growing collection of herbal remedies, talked with her late through the night and went out in the car during the day. I was left pretty much on my own to care for her. Around Christmas last year I had had enough of seeing her suffering and called the ambulance. The Spanish medico was fantastic, gave her a shot of morphine. From then on I was going to the doctor’s for her, to Ronda for a commode and breathing apparatus. She was then totally bed ridden. The Spanish medical authorities would not even consider giving me help until 10 months had past. Day and night I had to do everything for her. I had little or no sleep and no regular meal. The last three months of her life she was on morphine patches and we moved her to the ground floor. A couple of English friends, Hilda and Jessie, gave me an hour’s break in the morning and the same in the evening. All the time she refused to go into hospital. I could have walked away at any time as we were only friends with no ties but I could not and would not do that. Eventually she wasted away.
Just to finish may I say one thing. If you have got a problem that can be solved, please do not let it get worse, because whatever your belief, others get involved and get dragged along with you and suffer as much as you do.
Helen’s Fibroid Pain website http://fibroidpain.org/
Meredith’s Tumor Fibroid http://afibroidsmiracle.com/tumor-fibroid/
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