BACK AGAIN

Well, I’ve been MIA here on the blog. The dreaded colonoscopy happened. The recovery has been rough pain-wise (it seemed to have triggered a pain flare-up) and I’ve been so exhausted from it all. The good news is that I received good news (no endometriosis found!), so I feel very thankful for that. 🙂

Other than that, life stresses have distracted me from writing regularly. I can’t believe it’s been a week since I wrote a post. Not how I wanted this week to go, but every time I thought about writing, I wanted to, yet I didn’t. I know that as an aspiring writer, that’s not a very good thing. If I stop, I might not be able to get back on the horse again.

-tmtf

Photo from Pixabay.com, by Pezibear

15 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THROUGH THE DIAGNOSIS PROCESS OF A CHRONIC ILLNESS

I learned the hard way how to maneuver the medical world when searching so fervently for a real answer to my ever-lasting pain. See my posts about Endometriosis and Adenomyosis.

I made a bunch of mistakes, chose the wrong doctors, asked the wrong questions, didn’t ask enough questions, didn’t know much of anything.

I’m still learning, but I feel a bit more confident in my ability to handle appointments, and I now know when to get up and leave when a doctor is mistreating you – and to know that’s okay, and that it’s not always rude. (I’ve yet to do this, but I wanted to in some instances.) Continue reading “15 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THROUGH THE DIAGNOSIS PROCESS OF A CHRONIC ILLNESS”

A LITTLE UPDATE ON MY HEALTH

Hello.

So, as of lately, I haven’t been the swellest. I was going to say ‘wellest’, but nixed that since it’s not a word.

(This post involves Endometriosis and uterus talk.)

I found out I may have more Endometriosis lingering after having had fairly extensive surgery for it last year, and the chance at getting a partial hysterectomy for my Adenomyosis is very slim, unless I search like a mad woman through all the possible doctors, which is definitely not an appealing prospect. I can’t even remember how many different doctors I’ve seen in the past few years – heck, mainly the last year. Continue reading “A LITTLE UPDATE ON MY HEALTH”

YOU CAN’T BANDAGE MY PAIN

The room cold and sterile, you tell me the options I have for treatment.

One thing I’m scared of, and another, terrified. Continue reading “YOU CAN’T BANDAGE MY PAIN”

I DON’T MEAN TO WHINE, I JUST NEED TO WRITE

The pain is there, taking over my body, my life, my strength.

The strength I once had is weakened, as each ounce of pain I endure fatigues my frail mind and stature further.

Sometimes, I remind myself, I am strong for being able to deal with the constant pain.

Most times, I feel like a crippled version of myself, unable, lacking, too tired to feel like a warrior. Continue reading “I DON’T MEAN TO WHINE, I JUST NEED TO WRITE”

APRIL IS A LOT OF THINGS, INCLUDING ADENOMYOSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

April is spring, but April is also awareness for an odd-sounding health condition.

Adenomyosis is a disease similar to Endometriosis (check out my recent post on Endometriosis from last month: March is Endometriosis Month – What It Is, and Why It Matters.) Instead of growing outside the womb like Endometriosis, endometrial tissue grows inside of the wall of the womb – at least that is my layman’s understanding.

I don’t quite feel like writing another long medical-based post because that isn’t my forte. However, I wanted to write this post in hopes it helps bring a sliver more awareness.

Whether you’re like me, and are still experiencing terrible pain after having your Endometriosis treated via excision (excision is the “Gold Standard” treatment for Endo… check it out if you haven’t heard of it), or if you’re undiagnosed and looking into possible explanations for your pelvic/abdominal pain.

**I am not a doctor, so please don’t rely on this information completely – I’ve Googled as best as I can, plus added my own experience, so things may not be perfect! Continue reading “APRIL IS A LOT OF THINGS, INCLUDING ADENOMYOSIS AWARENESS MONTH!”

I DON’T HAVE A LOW PAIN TOLERANCE… I HAVE LOW TOLERANCE OF CONSTANTLY BEING IN PAIN

Okay, so there’s no way, there’s no scale to judge people’s pain in relation to each other; there isn’t a test that shows just how much pain you’re in. (Not that I’m aware of…)

Comparing your pain levels to someone elses’ is pretty futile, as a result.

I’m writing this because of all the heartache that I’ve experienced as a patient who didn’t know what was wrong. Continue reading “I DON’T HAVE A LOW PAIN TOLERANCE… I HAVE LOW TOLERANCE OF CONSTANTLY BEING IN PAIN”