Surgeries are expensive. Most people go into debt, just to try and cover this huge medical bill. If you have insurance, then this bill might be manageable. But, if you are lacking and your pockets are not lined with gold coins; you will find that these medical bills, after doing a fibroid surgery can become burdensome. In Jamaica, this is a common experience for sufferers of this black woman’s disease.
There are several hospitals to choose from, both public and privately run, in Kingston.
- Andrews Memorial Hospital (private)
- Kingston Public Hospital (KPH)
- Medical Associates Hospital (private)
- Nuttall Memorial Hospital (private)
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)
Private hospitals are considered to be for people of means or people who cannot deal with the hassle and long waiting periods of public hospitals. St. Andrews hospital is one such. The cost for room and board could take half a year’s salary for most Jamaicans, if not all of it. Careful and precise planning will be needed, when one considers St.Andrews.
Back in 2000, a fibroid surgery, whether myomectomy or hysterectomy would range from $100,000 to just under $200, 000.
More information is provided in my book. See details below.
Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body
In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.
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