For anyone who I haven't replied to individually, are nosey, are suffering too or are my colleagues:
I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis and had two surgeries yesterday to remove what has been growing and festering inside me for god knows how long from my body and happy to say I'm in remission 🎉
It's been an excruciatingly painful five months with the NHS with diagnoses such as IBS, IBD, "just period pain", "just bloating", "just a bad day", splenic flexure syndrome, gastroenteritis, fybromyalgia and more. While some of those are still present, it wasn't nice being fobbed off by doctors saying:
"It seems like IBS, try a low FODMAP diet.", "It's just period pains, take some painkillers."
"How are you feeling? Is there anything at home troubling you or are you due soon? Here, try some antidepressants!" After deciding to go private, they had me signed up for a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy within two weeks and was the best thing we've ever done.
Now on the road to wellness and more diagnoses for another suspected medical condition. I'm getting there.
Yes, I'm still in pain, but I'm confident it will decrease now the endo is removed and the post-op pain goes (not pretty at all).
Yes, I can relapse so I have to look after myself but happy I'm finally in remission!
Yes, I will be back to work soon after recovery.
Yes, apparently the best cure for endometriosis is getting pregnant... If you can.
So ladies and gentlemen, get down to the doctor and have a check up. Look after yourself. Listen to your body.
If you think something is wrong, there is no harm in checking up on it.
You know your own body!
That is all x
Anyone else suffering from endo, your pain is REAL and don't let anyone tell you it's not.
It can be excruciating and debilitating.
Only you know how your body feels.