Natalie Stovall, fiddle phenom and member of country trio Runaway June, spent 15 days in the hospital after going through a series of frightening medical procedures. She details her scary experiences in an Instagram post and says she’s grateful for support from her fans.
She went under the knife on January 9 and had three grapefruit-sized fibroids removed. She also had to have a blood transfusion and an NG tube inserted in her nose for four or five days.
Runaway June singer Natalie Stovall is recovering from a rather traumatic 15-day hospital stay after having three grapefruit-sized fibroids removed. She opened up about her ordeal on Instagram, posting a photo from her hospital room with the caption: “Leaving the hospital after 15 days and I am so thankful, relieved, and have never felt more loved.”
Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus and cause a wide range of symptoms. These include pain, pelvic pressure, bloating and bleeding. They can also interfere with fertility and pregnancy.
Several studies have shown that the presence of fibroids can reduce fertility, resulting in increased risk of infertility and pregnancy loss. However, this effect may depend on the type of fibroid (submucosal, intramural or subserosal) and the location of the fibroid in the uterus.
For women seeking assisted reproduction, the removal of fibroids prior to fertility treatment is important. Currently, myomectomy is the most common and effective treatment for uterine fibroids. Other options for treating uterine fibroids include uterine artery embolization and magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery. These approaches are relatively new and have a lower risk of recurrence, but they should be carefully evaluated for individual patients before offering them as treatment modalities.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common reasons for gynaecological consultation and is a significant cause of distress to patients. Although some women may only require reassurance and expectant management, others will need intervention. This is particularly true in fibroid patients, where recurrent episodes of acute abnormal uterine bleeding can be extremely disabling and lead to hospitalisation for blood transfusions and hysterectomy if not managed appropriately.
Office hysteroscopic polypectomy for abnormal uterine bleeding is safe, feasible, acceptable and effective in women who express a preference for this procedure. Consequently, outpatient hysteroscopy services should be established within national healthcare systems to meet patient demand.
Natalie Stovall is back home after 15 days in the hospital following a scary series of medical procedures. She revealed on Instagram that she went in for a myomectomy on January 9 to have three grapefruit-sized fibroids removed.
The surgery meant a lot of blood loss. She ended up having to get a blood transfusion and go on an NG tube for 13 days, which is inserted through the nose and down to the stomach.
She said she was hoping for a better outcome, but things took a turn for the worse. She suffered from major fatigue and pain.
The singer is thankful for all of her friends and fans for their prayers. In her Instagram post, she wrote that she’s on the road to recovery and will be “back in all the things and people I love” soon. She also thanked Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their care and encouragement. Dozens of artists flooded her comments section with get-well messages and words of encouragement.
Earlier this week, Runaway June singer Natalie Stovall revealed that she recently had the surgery of her life. In a social media post, she detailed her experiences with the medical marvel that is a myomectomy and was quite pleased to find that she’s well on the way to recovery. She claims that her experience was a bit less painful than she originally thought and she was able to return to work and play in no time at all.
As a matter of fact, she even shared a photo of her oh so pretty hospital room and was very grateful for the support she received from family and friends. She is still in the healing process, but her energy levels are back to where they were pre-surgery and she has a newfound appreciation for the people who help others. She also has a newfound confidence that she will be able to take on the next chapter in her career as a country superstar.