It was time to do something about it. Danielle Busby revealed that she ended up in the hospital for surgery on Tuesday, November 12, because she decided to get a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with PCOS. The OutDaughtered star shared the news in a long YouTube update and began the video by saying, “I know this isn’t something we haven’t ever really shared or talked about, but life physically after having quintuplets has been super painful, challenging, hard.”
Dani, 35, went on to confess, “[We’ve] discovered that, you know, [I] basically [have] PCOS [polycystic ovary syndrome], which is like where cysts keep forming on my ovaries and they keep rupturing, which is just unbearable … So we’re having a hysterectomy today.”
The reality star further explained in the video, “I’m so proud of my body for being able to carry the girls for 28 weeks and have five healthy babies who are now 4 [years old] … but the past three years have been really, really filled with a lot of physical pain within, you know, the woman aspect of, like, my uterus and stuff, and so I’ve had quite a bit of issues since having them. This last year has been the top of the scale with lots of pain and days every month where I’m just not able to get out of bed, and I have to because, you know, I have six kids.”
Danielle added, “Polyps have now started to form and grow inside my uterus. There’s a medical term for it, but whatever it’s called, [in] mom terms, I have cysts, I have polyps and I have extreme pain 24/7 with my back and my stomach. So today we’ve been working over the last year to trial-and-error different things, get on birth control, it doesn’t work, it doesn’t help, medication this, and, just, we’ve gotten to the end of the pain and I’m just to the tipping point of, ‘We’re here, we need to take care of it, I’m ready to get this over with.'”
The video came after Danielle’s husband, Adam Busby, shared with their followers on Instagram that his wife was hospitalized and needed prayers. He didn’t offer many details, only sharing on the social media platform that they were “back where this crazy journey started” at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Thankfully, it sounds like the couple had planned to be there for the procedure for a while and it wasn’t an emergency situation.
“Really the goal [is] to get rid of all the pain,” the OutDaughtered mom concluded. “Having a hysterectomy should be the fix of all my pain. So it’s a big deal. It’s gonna be kind of hard to recover from all of this, but, you know, I’m to the point where I’m just ready to be done with it.” We’re sending good vibes, mama!
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