Yandy Smith-Harris went on Detox Living with Coach Gessie and Angela Yee, where she talked about how painful it was to deal with fibroids.
Yandy told Coach Gessie that she had first reached out to her for her sister. The second one had problems with PCOS, cysts, and endometriosis. As she dealt with her sister’s health problem, she found herself on a journey to better health herself.
“Coach Gessie wound up coming to my house, and we had a whole session,” Yandy said. “My sister came, and it was “just what I needed, even though I didn’t know it at the time. I” thought, This is for her, this is what she needs. And I have cysts as well.”
Yandy says that her fibroids started to get worse and that she had to go to the hospital. Because of this, she almost had to give birth to her son Omere early.
“So the doctor put me on some really hard medicines,” she said. “Then they told me, ‘You have fibroids, and they are getting worse.'” And that’s how it works out. But it made them weak. I just couldn’t.”
She said that she felt “broken down and busted” inside. Coach Gessie put her on a fruit fast, and after two weeks, she could tell a change. She soon felt better and could think more clearly.
Fibroids are mostly harmless tumors that grow in and around the uterine wall. They can cause severe pain, heavy bleeding, blood clots, infertility, bad health results for Black and Brown mothers, and a lot more. Yandy’s story about this “below-the-belt” and often taboo topic helps raise awareness about the problem and the options that are available to help the many women who suffer in silence. These options include nutrition, stress management, herbal supplements, and surgery when necessary.