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Old 11-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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A cautionary tale...

As I write, I have internal stitches, quite a degree of pain and have one less ovary, as of the 11th of November.

I had been complaining to my GP and specialists for years that I was suffering dreadful pain in my pelvic region, painful intercourse, painful urination and painful periods. I was told that it , (the pain), was just another symptom of the Fibro, pelvic pain syndrome, and that there was nothing to be done.

We moved to a new area recently and with that move, came a change in GP. This new GP, upon hearing of my woes, immediately sent me to a gyno. The gyno ordered bloods, xrays, urines and ct scans and nothing showed. The cancer markers were fine, everything, according to path results was in good order. But the gyno wasn't convinced. He suggested I have a laparoscopy, in light of my family history, so I did and it was discovered that I had endometriosis, scarring and a cyst on my right ovary. The affected parts were removed and I look forward now, to having a normal sex life, with less pain...there is still the fibro after all!

The motto of this tale is, if you are concerned that your GP is not listening to you and health professionals write off your symptoms as being part of the fibro, don't listen to them! Get a second opinion. Not ALL pain is down to fibro and some doctors are lazy with their diagnosis.

 
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Re: A cautionary tale...

So happy you found a good Dr...I had alllll the tests too .., everything why i could be having so much pain in my right ovarie came up clear,... my Dr also believed me and wanted to make sure, yep i also had endometriosis...praying you have a fast recovery ..

 
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Re: A cautionary tale...

Thank you for that. Feeling better every day and it is nice to watch hubby run around doing everything for me. Feel like Cleopatra, reclining on her ottoman, being fed grapes....won't last though, dammit!

Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated. x

 
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hi becca,
so glad you did not give up on your body and your life! enjoy those grapes cleo! giggle. delightful news to wake to today. very happy for you. dancing on stars with joy.
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Re: A cautionary tale...

I was diagnosed with endo before the fibro. UGH. Has been really bothering me lately. Hope you recover soon!! xox

 
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Re: A cautionary tale...

Hey!! I had surgery for it about 20 yrs ago. It has just gotten REALLY bad again over the past year. When I went to my GYN a couple of months ago, I was in such poor health from under managed pain and fibro that we both wanted to put off the surgery until I am feeling a little better. I have a new doctor now and things such as pain management are looking brighter. I am 40, so I may just have it all yanked out eventually! xo

 
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Re: A cautionary tale...

Hi, Biogirl...

You poor thing! Can they not give you an op to get rid of it? Having them both is literally a pain in the nether region and can really drag you down. Either way, I hope you get lots of support and the opportunity to rest as you should.

Take care, Becca.x

 
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Re: A cautionary tale...

Hi Blue...

I send you a grape.

Thank you for your posts. You often give me a good chuckle when I need one.

 
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