Reality Star Quad Webb Shares Journey with Fibroid Removal

Reality Star Quad Webb Shares Journey with Fibroid Removal


Quad, what treatment did your doctor recommend? Right, so I did something very unique. Initially I was with a physician, she was amazing, had been in the business for 30 years. Very informative, but it was still very unsettling. She wanted to do a myomectomy on me and I did not want to commit to, at some point that I were to get pregnant and have a baby then I would have to have a cesarean because my muscles would not be strong enough to push for the baby to come out naturally. And that, I was very fearful of that. And so I just did research. I just thrusted myself into research. Luckily I have friends who are physicians, OBGYNs, and I learned about the Acessa procedure. And at that point I just felt like it was better for me. And I decided to go with that route. And while it’s not wildly popular, it was a great option for me. Can you, just briefly for people listening, talk a little bit about some people and their myomectomy, and you know. Talk a little bit about myomectomy versus the radio frequency treatment that Quad had. Well what you had, the radiofrequency ablation procedure. We don’t have time to go into detail, but basically you have some small incisions made on the belly, very small incisions and then the doctor will look by way of laparoscopic ultrasound probe and then they’ll put a little electrode or ray into that fibroid, they’ll heat the fibroid up to destroy it, and then over time the patient’s body will slowly and safely just absorb that tissue. Absolutely. So it’s an option, but for one person the right option might be hormonal birth control, for another person it may be a progesterone containing IUD, it might be a uterine artery embolization, it may be just the myomectomy which is surgical removal of the fibroid, or it may be a hysterectomy, but as a woman you have the right to know your options and you have a right to know which option is best for you. But realize that not every option is appropriate for every circumstance. How are you feeling since you had the procedure? I feel great. I feel so good. (applause) Listen. And so I’m not having those long periods anymore. So annoying. I’m like five days, yeah. (laughing) And Quad, you listened to your body, but you put it off. Yeah. So what have you learned and what’s your message to everybody listening? You know, great question. You know, I think that… I know we have to do a lot. I know that we are committed. I know that we don’t want to disappoint. But when you are negating to listen to your body you are neglecting yourself. And I don’t want people to do that. A lot of things can be prevented, right? But we tend to kind of get away from that because it’s like, oh I’ll get to it, I’ll get to it. The time is now. It’s right now. So don’t neglect your body. We only get one. I think you’re a wonderful representation of listening to your body and we wish you nothing but success going forward. Both in life, business, but more importantly, with your health. (applause) Thank you. Absolutely. And once again, thank you for sharing your story. Ladies, talk about your reproductive plans with your doctor and just know which options are best for you. Yeah But let me ask something because as a woman and having a terrible fear of doctors, I too put things off all the time. Where do you put that fear? I mean, it’s kinda scary. Utilize that fear as your motivation. You allow your fear to be your motivation and you move forward regardless of what else is going on. I’m telling you, it’s so important for us to take care of our bodies and take care of ourselves. If we can’t take care of ourselves we’re not gonna be around to take care of our families. And that’s most important. Thank you. Yes. Absolutely. (applause) You can catch Quad on Bravo’s Married to Medicine Sundays at 9/8 central.

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