I have signed the consent forms and my surgery maybe at the end of next month. The doctors told me that my fibroids are so large that removing them is the only other option other than just leaving them alone which may cause further problems. In their opinion since I am in my mid 40s it is highly unlikely that I will ever get pregnant naturally so a complete removal of both the fibroids and uterus is best and safest option. To be honest, this is not the first time I have heard this diagnosis but the fact that the doctor who is gonna do the surgery spent less than a minute with me does not fill me up with confidence. I spent most of the time talking to her staff including a resident. The idea of going under the knife and having my stomach cut open (the official term is laparotomy ) is completely wigging me out. It isn't helping that the door on me ever having children will be pemanantly closed.