Monday, August 5, 2013

Or Let's Just Have Surgery (This is me NOT talking about my Endo...)

So remember just last week how I was like, "No need to discuss my endometriosis anymore... it sucks, but not bad enough to DO anything about it...let's never talk about this again"

(or something like that)


So turns out when I wrote that post I was on the cusp of a pretty terrible week with my endo.  I have been having a lot of pain off and on, but for some reason on Wednesday the pain turned on, specifically on my left side right where I used to have an ovary, and the pain decided to just STAY ON.

Seriously.  It still hurts.  Nearly a week later.  All. The. Time.  My left side is just pulsing with pain, even on strong pain medication. I don't even want to think about it without the medication.  As it stands now I MUST take it ever four hours to be able to walk.

So... that is extremely unpleasant.  (As you might imagine)  I tried to move through the week normally, going to work and going camping this weekend (pictures to come) but throughout every move I made was a constant level of "Oh my god, that HURTS" going on.  So first thing this morning I called my doctor and he got me in.  There was not a lot to discuss.... He says "We know this is endometriosis.  What do we want to do about it?"  So I explained why I wasn't ready for a hysterectomy... although I would happy give up my uterus today if it took this pain away.  I said I really need a year or two in order to finish my MPH and save up time off from work.  He said that a laporoscopic surgery should buy me that kind of time.  It's been about 18 months since my last one.  I said I would take he, he said when, I said ASAP FOR-THE-LOVE-OF-GOD, he said how about Thursday, I said SOLD!

Or something like that.  There were more tears, but that is the basic outline of the conversation.

So... another surgery, just to hold me over until the BIG one.  Hopefully there are adhesions he can remove that will make a difference.  I really need something to change because this truly is miserable. 

So now I just have to make it to Thursday...



  1. Oh :( I am so sorry to hear this! I am so thankful my Endo (at least the pain side) has been minimal since having Oscar (and you know minimal is still crappy, right!) because I dread the day when surgery comes up again with a little one to care for. I really, really feel for you and just wish there was something I could do to help. Endo sucks and it seems to suck extra badly for you :(

    I shall be thinking of you on Thursday xx

  2. I'm so sorry!!! I have my appt in two weeks, lets see how I'm doing inside. Not a great deal of pain but I've had that before and extensive endo so I don't trust my pain threshold.