Tea (coffee) break
I'm a tea gal, don't judge!
So, as you all know, I have been going hard with the healthy eating and working out. I am proud to announce that I have lost a total of 10 pounds over the past 5 weeks - Whoop Whoop! If you've been keeping up with my Insta-stories, then you've been seeing the work that your girl has been putting in!
Today however (and yesterday), I have been more confined to my chair and my bed due to the fibroids. Ugh, I have been so bloated, heavy, dealing with lower abdominal pain, fatigue, sore eyes, acne, a protruding belly and more. I have considered undergoing surgery to remove my grapefruit-sized benign tumors but I have heard too many horror stories from loved ones who got myomectomies and were unable to conceive later due to scarring. I want to have my kids first before undergoing surgery so I opted for medication but the meds were so strong that I had to get off of them and that meant my periods and cramps coming back in full force! It's crazy how so may women, especially women of colour, suffer from this and yet we are ashamed to talk about it. I feel as though sharing really brings awareness and makes people feel more comfortable with themselves.
I may be down now, but I can't wait to get back on my feet! I am excited for the trips I have planned for the rest of the year, for my thriving business and for all the new memories I'm going to make. I encourage you to stay tuned here because things are going to get very exciting! :)
The Ankara Queen