SA, a 44 African-American woman had been diagnosed with uterine fibroids over a decade ago. Over the years, she noticed more and more symptoms, which steadily became severe.
At first, only a few menstrual periods per year were heavier and longer. Soon, though, she had to buy 3 boxes of heavy-duty pads monthly, and had accidents, soiling her clothing. She became afraid to leave the house or go to work during her menstrual period. Fatigue set in from low blood count (anemia), making work difficult and causing her to decrease activity.
When on her menstrual period, sleep was interrupted by having to change protection multiple times per night. She also noticed that she had to urinate frequently, and soon had the urge to urinate almost constantly. Yet, when she went to void, she could only urinate small amounts. As she decreased activity, she noticed her clothing getting tighter and her abdomen getting bigger. At first she thought she was just gaining weight, though that did not make sense as she was eating only small amounts, since nausea would occur after only a few bites.
Then she realized she could feel something firm in her abdomen that kept getting bigger and bigger. She felt self-conscious about her appearance and became less social. As her abdomen grew, she noticed she could not raise her right leg nearly as well as her left. A limp developed, slowing her walk to half speed or less. She felt overwhelmed. She felt that her life and her health were out of control. Fibroids were dominating her life.
SA sought medical attention. Her physicians recommended a hysterectomy. SA however did not wish to have her uterus removed and did not wish to undergo a major surgery. She feared the complications that might occur and the long, painful recovery. So she waited, enduring her many discomforts, hoping that a better solution would become available. During this time, her uterus grew to the size of a six-month pregnancy.
SA learned about the Acessa Procedure after it was featured on The Doctors’ Show on national television. She quickly made an appointment, hoping that it was the answer to her prayers. She met Dr. Bruce Lee, the inventor of the Acessa procedure, who discussed with her the nature of uterine fibroids and all possible treatment options.
SA elected to have the Acessa Procedure. The procedure required only two small incision 5 and 10 mm in length. SA went returned home on the same day of the procedure. She experienced minimal discomfort after Acessa, and did not take any pain medication following the procedure.
Within a week after the procedure, SA could not believe her improvement. She could walk nearly normally. The nausea and urinary frequency had disappeared. She was now sleeping through the night without abdominal discomfort.
As a result, she felt more energetic and could function like she had before fibroids took control of her life. Thanks to Acessa, she was back in control. Her life was hers once again.