Well, I finally took the plunge! No, I didn't get married (although that would have been a preferable alternative). I had a hysterectomy. I'm now home from the hospital, and doing very well. Especially since I estimate I dropped 20 pounds of useless fibroids. I've slowly been gaining weight in my stomach area and figured it was just overeating combined with lowered metabolism. Turns out my uterus was so full of fibroids my doctor equated it to being eight months pregnant. He also said my uterus was so distorted it was the "strangest" uterus he's ever seen. Well, at least I'll be well known for something! They plan on using my uterus as a teaching tool... well, since I never got any use out of it, be my guest!