In 2004, I had a myomectomy but the fibroids came back just as big as before and my cycles continued to be unbearable; therefore, I selected the UFE this time. Since the procedure, my cycles have not been heavy at all. I have been able to wear normal pads and not overnight pads all days. I can also tell that my stomach has gone down after looking 3-4 months pregnant. I was able to return to work after 6 days and have experienced no side effects. My experience with the [Alate Health] staff was great, and everyone was very kind and accommodating. I no longer care if I have to travel or be in public during my cycles due to the enormous change UFE has made possible in my life!