So, evidently the fibroid was impressively sized and wrapped rather awkwardly around my uterus. So the doctor had to go full surgery. I have about a 4" bikini-line incision, which feels OK when I don't move too much. If I try to move a lot, though, it hurts. I'm trying to get off the goofballs, so plan on starting work again on Wednesday. If I can stay off the goofballs, I can start driving again, which will make our lives a lot easier.
On another note, the doctor feels as though my fertility should improve which means NOW, at almost 40 years of age, I have to decide on that. I honestly could just slap my old doctor across the face.