Post # 32
Thank you for the offer – to be honet, it’s still all so ‘new’ still digesting that I don’t have any questions – but i’ sure i will.
I spoke to my mum, asked her if she had any problems – yes, she did. She had a laparscopy done twice, & was on the verge on having a hysterectomy. Apparenty very heavy bleeding during periods & pain during ovulation. She did have 2 awesome kids, so there is def hope!
I do have to wonder why she never thought to associate my period pain (when she had to pick me up from school!) to what she was going through. Denial? Oh well, the important thing is that it is now known.
Post # 33
Wow. Thank you for sharing but I am so sorry that you have been put through all that. That would really suck. You sound like you have gone through a hole whole that someone should never go through. The positive? We all have the bee for comfort 🙂
Post # 34
Thank you for the support – the boards in the non-wedding area are really amazing. I’m genuinely suprised at how many bees have responded 🙂
Post # 35
thanks for sharing & kudos to you for being so persistent – i would never have thought to take a sample! Good luck with TTC & hope to hear of a bfp soon!
Post # 36
thanks for the offer! It’s REALLY nice to know that ppl do understand what we go through! Rather than tell us to move along… i kind of wish i had the balls (or could be bothered) to contact each pf the dr’s & let them know what they missed!
Post # 37
@Nic01: I know it’s a downer and a long story lol, but I get so worried for people when they mention chronic period issues and disinterested doctors – especially when there’s bowel involvement. So I figure if even one person reads it and gets to a specialist because of it, then yay! And I wish you all the luck with your baby making
Post # 38
My friend has it and they told her she would more than likely never have children. She has a beautiful little girl now that was a total surprise! A wonderful surprise <3
Post # 39
That’s why I’m still here, posting away
Post # 40
My Mother had a pretty severe case of endo and it gave her some problems.
By the time she was able to get treatment (laser/laproscopy surgery which was cutting edge at that time) she only had 1/2 of one ovary left.
She went on to have two healthy children with only 1/2 of an ovary to work with! Her story started nearly 30 years ago so I’m sure treatments/techniques have come even further since then, but even with all her disadvantages she ended up getting the family that she wanted.
You will be fine 🙂
Post # 41
@Nic01: RAWR. This irritates the heck out of me. Doctor’s not listening to their patients or blowing them off. You hear about way too many women who are in their 20’s and end up with major health issues because their doctors simply weren’t listening or taking them serious. Good luck, my friend and hopefully now that you know this things with your period will be better!
Post # 42
- Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church
This is actually a great part of what made me want to go to medical school–no one listening to me about being a non-functional human for 1/4 of my life. (I’m sorry, Dr. Male Gyn, you have NO idea what this feels like! And female Ob-Gyns tend to be some of the most misogynistic folks in the trade–which is why I’m NOT going into ObGyn!)
Unfortunately, diagnosing endometriosis is purely clinical, short of surgery. And once the suspicion is there, there’s not a whole lot that can be done about it other than stopping menstrual cycles.
On a more uplifting note, my sister had it, too, and was told that she had the options of either getting pregnant, which wasn’t very likely, or having a hysterectomy at the age of 31. They had a year of nailbiting, but now have 3 gorgeous teenage boys.
Post # 43
Your story has broken my heart. I bet if you had known of evenheard about endo you would have been asking questions 10 YEARS ago. As would I. Or even the fact that your periods were painful, it is NOT normal. I’ve looked into it a little & did you know that 1/3 of women who have difficulty getting pregnant is due to endo? Makes me sick, all we would have needed was a dr to aks specific questions or even BELEIVE when we say that we are in pain.
Texasbee, have you thought of your next step?
This sounds lame, but i grew up thinking that heavy bleeding & painful periods were ‘normal’ becuase of the ads for sanitary products. They made it sound normal. And with that branded pad, you wouldn’t leak… because everyone’s period is heavy. And painkillers specifically for period pain? All it is is panadol slapped on with pretty pink packaging – well.. it if’s available, SURELY it means everyone gets pain. WRONG.
Has anyone tried any ‘alternatives’ for managing? I’ve heard of naturopath & even yoga…
Unbeleivably, I started taking the meds half way through my period & am astounded at how much less bleeding there is. To be honest, i don’t even know what it’s actually doing in there..but i’m relieved. Actually, i don’t even undertsnad how it causes fertililty. I just know i’m angry with the medical profession in general.