Thursday, October 1, 2015

#Endometriosis #Adenomyosis: All of these big words, and I am finally feeling hopeful

I met with a surgeon yesterday. I've been on birth control to try to treat the symptoms of Endometriosis for six months, and although I have seen some improvement, I want more. (The pain so bad I'm vomiting only happens once or twice a month instead of 8-10 days a month.) I would like to get to wear I experience little pain - or even better NO pain.

He thinks I probably have adenomyosis as well as endometriosis. (Though he won't know for sure without surgery.) He does know my uterus is enlarged and "too squishy". It's also not positioned right - the ligaments aren't holding it in place so it's sitting on my bladder and deep into the pelvis area. Not all of what he said made sense to me. But what he offered me was hope.

Hysterectomy. Excision surgery (to remove any endometriosis he might find).
And after all of that, I am still in pain, physical therapy for my pelvic floor. (In case you're wondering, this sounds awful to me, but I'm willing to go through it if it means I can finally sit in a chair without wanting to cry.)

He offered a few non-surgical options, but I'm done trying to see if something will work or not. Let's just go right to the most aggressive treatment. I will be down for the winter, but by next spring and summer, I'll be back to adventuring.

There's my really quick update.
Until I feel like writing more...

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