Oh, this sounds amazing. My periods are very similar to how yours used to be. Surgery is the most appealing option to me. I know many women use hormonal birth control with no problems but I am very wary. Now that I am thinking about it more, I am wondering if the backaches I get when I stand for more than an hour are related to my fibroids, as well as my rounded lower abdomen which I just thought was a side effect of getting older!