To get the full grasp of the journey I must start from the very beginning. I was always a heavier girl weighing around 180-205 pounds all throughout my high school and college years. It wasn’t until I moved to Miami Fl two years ago that I got real serious about losing the extra weight. In the fall of 2016, I begin to work out in the outdoor sports area behind Barry University. I didn’t want to sign up for a gym membership cause for some reason, I never end up going on a regular basis. I did end up joining a gym membership the following year once I got the perfect momentum of working out. Fast forward to five months later where I have successfully got into the healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising regularly every week. That resulted in me losing a total of 20 pounds. With the help of the gym membership, I began to really tone up everywhere in my body except for my abdomen. I would work out my abs vigorously but somehow, I could never achieve that flat stomach I wanted so bad. My pictures would show that I have a small figure with an extended stomach. I did not inquire too much about why, I simply concluded that I was just one of those people who are bloated all the time. I did make a note to go see a specialist about the “bloating” problem that made me look a little pregnant. Well my life was actively moving forward and I never made it to that specialist. I got used to being bloated all the time so it didn’t bother me too much.
Fast forward again to two years later where I have now moved to Tallahassee Fl for a job promotion. As I usually do when I move to a new city, I get in touch with my new medical providers. First on my list was my annual gynecology visit. Since this was simply an annual check up, they had set me up with the midwife for the visit. She asked all the needed questions and performed all the necessary test and exam for the visit. One of which required me to lay on my back while she performs a physical exam of my abdomen. She felt my right side then my left side. She asked me do I know why my right side is more firm than my left side. I told her off course her I don’t know cause I really didn’t. She pursued to enquire if I ever felt any pain or discomfort from it, I again told her no. She told me to schedule a visit with my PCP as soon as I can to do a scan reading of my abdomen cause something is not right. She noted that since it is so forward on the right side, that it could possibly be an enlarged liver. Little did I know that it would turn into something much more…..