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Uterine Balloon Therapy - Hope For Women With Excessive Bleeding - My Personal Journey 6 (Three Months In)

Updated on December 31, 2009

Dec. 31st, 2009

I am relieved to say, that thanks to the Uterine Balloon Therapy (also known as Nova-Sure or Endometrial Ablation) procedure, the new year will be free of menstrual cycles that are characterized by extreme pain and excessive bleeding.

* In The Beginning....

For any of the loyal readers that have followed my story from the very beginning, from the very start of my menstrual cycle, I've always been crippled by extreme pain and heavy bleeding.

Several months ago, things only got worse. I went from dealing with one stressful menstrual cycle, to two! The cycle of excessive bleeding, extreme mood swings, and unbearable pain had gone on long enough. It was time for a change.

* Relief In Sight.

After discussing my symptoms and complications with my gynecologist, a battery of test were performed. Once it had been established that there was nothing internal causing my problems, with much discussion with my doctor, my husband and my mother, I made the informed decision to go ahead with the procedure.

I was the perfect candidate for this ninety second, in-office procedure. At last, relief was finally in sight.

* Three Months In And Feeling Great!

Three months have passed since my Nova-Sure procedure, and I must say that I'm ecstatic about the results.

In addition to a drastic reduction in my menstrual flow (at least an 80% reduction!), my premenstrual mood swings are practically non-existent, and the only pain I experience is a slight headache.

For the very first time, I've been able to say that having a menstrual cycle is not that bad after all.

Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart.
Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart.

* SomeThings Never Change.

Unfortunately, the length of my menstrual cycle hasn't changed. I still flow between five to seven days, but without the other inconveniences or aggravations previously attached to that "dreaded time of the month."

No matter, the significant changes are just fine by me.

* Others Have Witnessed A Change As Well.

The transformation has been so visible, that those in my close circle of friends have noticed the difference.

At one time, anyone who knew me personally could tell when it was "that time of the month." Now, my cycle comes and goes without their knowledge.

The transformation is truly amazing and life changing.

* For Women Experiencing Excessive Menstrual Bleeding - There Is Hope!

For the women readers out there who experience excessive menstrual bleeding, in addition to extreme menstrual pain, there is hope.

True, this procedure may not bring you the success it has brought me, but it is an avenue you and your gynecologist can look into together. From my personal experience, this procedure has given me my life back and is worthy looking into.

I no longer have to stay home during my menstrual cycle for fear of ruining my clothes, or due to the fact that I'm doubled over in constant agony. I no longer snap at my family or experience extreme mood-swings that make me feel as if I'm losing my very sanity.

After twenty years of just "dealing" with the symptoms and aggravations of my menstrual cycle, I feel that due to the Uterine Balloon Therapy procedure, I can proudly say that I don't just feel like a new woman, I am a new woman.

* In Dedication.

Before I close, I would like to dedicate this article to my supportive husband and my supportive mother, who both accompanied me to my procedure. In addition, much accolades should be bestowed upon my kind and talented gynecologist Dr. Ilan D. Bornstein, M.D., FACOG; who performed this procedure on me and his wonderful staff for prepping me and helping me through the process. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

* For any women living in or around the Savannah, Georgia area who suffers from excessive menstrual bleeding, Dr. Bornstein can be reached at:

Dr. Ilan D. Bornstein, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrical &Gynecological Care

Provident Professional Building

4750 Waters Ave., Suite 210

Savannah, GA. 31404

Office: (912) 356-9600

Fax: (912) 356-5434

In addition to his professionalism, he has a wonderful and calming bedside manner that will put any woman concerned about her gynecological wellbeing at ease. In the event he's not able to find an underlining cause, he'll do everything in his power to find an answer, or refer you to someone who has the desired information.

He has been my Ob-Gyn for five years, delivered both of my children, and has proven himself to be a reliable and trustworthy doctor.

So if you are having gynecological concerns and are looking for a trustworthy, kind, patient doctor that will truly listen to your needs, please keep him in mind.

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    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      You are so welcom lilyfly. I'm so thankful for the procedure. It has truly changed my life.

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      Lillian K. Staats 

      7 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      A wonderful success story! Thank God... Thank you for the hub.... lily

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you so much Dink96 for taking the time to stop by, read, and comment. I don't know where I would be without this option. The ony thing though about this procedure, is that it is not advisable for you to have more children. I'm not quite sure if it makes you sterile or not, but I had already had a tubal ligation before it and really needed a nonevasive way to control my heavy bleeding.

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I'm so happy there are greater options available to women today. I suffered from fibroids that were so large, the only option available to me was hysterectomy. It heartens that women can free themselves of the pain while maintaining the option of having a family. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Pankaj...I am so sorry to hear about what your wife is going through. I am not a doctor so I could not advice you what therapy would be the best for her. I too suffered from severe bleeding before this procedure but I did not have any of the other problems your wife suffers from, thereby making me the perfect candidate for this procedure. The best thing to do is to consult a physician...someone who has been practicing for sometime and who has experience with these matters. I hope everything turns out for the better.

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      pankaj choudhary 

      7 years ago

      hy wife vandana is suffering from severe endometeriosisfor past 15 years.she is practically living like a log.exessisive bleeding every cycle brings down her hb to sa low as 6, 5 or sometimes even 4. anovulation is another problem. seven times we have tried for test tube baby, twice she concieved, but with no result.other problems are thyroid for which she is taking one thyronorm per day,fibroid in the uterus,polycystic ovarian disease etc one of her fallopian tube was ruptured as a result of ectopic pregnancy.she is 38 now. and her condition is worse.what best therapy would be a sugestion

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks fastfreta. It has truly changed my life, I feel like a new woman.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      That ship has sailed for me, and even then I had no problems, however my sister and daughter had problems. I wish they had known about this. It's good to see that you got relief. A very good read.

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for stopping by creativeone. This procedure has truly been a godsend for me. By the way, I like your new avatar.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a great hub, and thank God you got some help. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you so much for stopping by and following my personal account through to the end BkCreative. I really hope this will help other woman make an informed decision. It's always nice to hear how things went from someone else before you experience it yourself. At times it helps alleviate some of the fears behind the procedure. Joy to your world as well!

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      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the update Veronica Allen. Nothing is better than a personal experience and personal recommendation. Glad you are well!

      Joy to your world!

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Hello, hello for your wellwishes for a new year. I'm so glad I decided on this procedure, it has truly been a live saver. I really hope my personal experience will help other women who've had to suffer from a similiar problem. Thank you for stopping by. I hope the new year arrives safely for you and yours.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      That is a wonderful news and I am so glad for you. All my best wishes for the New Year


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