good afternoon ladies. I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. Brandi sorry to hear the lupron is making you sick. If I could I would give me my phenegran my doc gave to me for the nausea.
Well I had my lscope this am. I am feeling great. I can't believe I stressed and worried sooo much about it. I guess it was mainly a worry since I can't get prego and the years in between.
well, from what doc told hubby. He found 8 sites of endo and some on my bowels. He made sure he told my hubby that i am very fertile but my cervix is very tight. Not sure what that means or what can be done about it. Sorry ladies you guys have helped me alot over the past year and I wanted to share the good news. I go back to the doctor on the 26th and will find out all the answers to my questions. I will keep yall posted. HAVE A GREAT DAY. It's time for a nap.View Thread
I am having surgery in 2 days and for some reason on Saturday I stated spotting. I just started my 3rd pack of Loestrin on Thursday and I am not taking the placebo pills. I was told by the doc if it does from being spotting to heavier by tomorrow I will have to reschedule my 7am Surgery on Wednesday to a different date.
Any ideas why this might happen?
( pills are taken at the same time everyday.)View Thread
Well ladies I wanted to share. I was talking to someone from work because she heard I will be taking a leave in a few weeks. Well we got talking and comes to find out she said she was diagnosed with endo at 12. Then she said her doctor's never did a LAP. Anyways.. I was telling her how they can assume you have it but can't confirm it without a lap. I emailed her links to several different websites and she said I inspired her to take charge of her health and finally figure out what is really going on.
30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: ENDOMETRIOSIS 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2001 3. But I had symptoms since: 1991 4. The biggest adjustment I've had to make is: learning to deal with my disease without help 5. Most people assume: I am healthy just overweight 6. The hardest part about mornings are: finding enough encouragement to get out of bed. 7. My favorite medical TV show is: House 8. A gadget I couldn't live without is: my heating pad 9. The hardest part about nights are: not being able to get comfortable enough to go to sleep and then staying asleep 10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins: 11. Regarding alternative treatments I: 12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: 13. Regarding working and career: My work had no idea I was sick until I filled out FMLA paperwork for my surgery on April13th. ( 10 years and they were ignorant) 14. People would be surprised to know: It took me 10 years to accept the disease. 15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: the disease and how it effects me. 16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: Honestly, graduating high school ( due to missing soo much school from the pain) and keeping my job without any interruptions for 10 years. 17. The commercials about my illness: none. 18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: the long endless nights of passionate love making. 19. It was really hard to have to give up: sex and lots of foods I love. 20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: researching and educating myself even more. 21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: Spend the entire day with my hubby and enjoy the hours of foreplay and love making. 22. My illness has taught me: to be strong and if I put my mind to something I can actually accomplish it. 23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: I know how you feel. ( It pisses me off because they have not clue how I feel) 24. But I love it when people: ? 25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: I really don't have one. 26. When someone is diagnosed I'd like to tell them: be your own advocate and educate yourself. Only you know what your body is doing. 27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: 28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn't feeling well was: helped by keeping all my employees calm while I had a major pain attack at work. 29. I'm involved with Endometriosis Awareness Month because: I want to spread awareness about the disease so maybe in 15 yrs my nieces will have better chance of diagnosis then I did. 30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: honored.View Thread
Hey, Well, no idea really as to what actually caused the pain. I know it was on the left side. I haven't been doing my endo diet so it could have been a number of food triggers. I would say from the intense pain it felt more like a twisting and pulling feeling. So maybe a cyst or something.View Thread
Hey ladies. I hope everyone is doing well. Brandi I am very excited for you. I know you are super excited to be slowly getting back to normal. I am slowly starting to get things ready for my surgery. Only 22 more days. I am supper excited.
Well, the Houston Rodeo is officially over and I can get back to my normal work routine. Friday was a super bad day for me. I haven't had a horrible pain day in about 2 months since I started the continueous bcps. Friday was a very stressful day and all of a sudden I had such a bad pain I stood up against the wall hurting so bad that I could barely stand. All I could do was hold my left side and cry the entire 10 minutes that the pain went on. I have been having minor pains here and there since but not nearly as bad.
Anyways. I hope all you ladies have a wonderful day.View Thread
Ok so I know that it's possible if one sister has endo that mothers and other sisters might have it. Now I know I can ask a doctor and they will give me stats about the chances. You ladies could give more adequate information then they could.
Alittle History: I have a half sister with same mother but different father and a full brother. I am the only known person in both mother and father's side to have Endometriosis.
So my question is: Is it possible for my half sister to have endo? Her daughters?? or even my niece from my brother?
Does anyone know from experience?
(I have years and years to worry about the 3 nieces they are only 4, 1,and not born yet. I am just very worried since I have it. )View Thread
Thank you Sadie. I gave my doctor's office a call and I am wanting on a call back. I have never been to a therapist of phyic before. I have several friends that I really confide in and even just let me vent. I am gonna do my best to squeeze in some me time. Unfortunately as Brandi knows Houston is having our Houston Livestock show and Rodeo. Well I work for a bbq restaurant and I was volunteered to work 18 of the 20 days that it will be here. Girls you are talking a very busy place to be and VERY stressful one for that fact. So I am gonna do my best for me time.
I am gonna swing by the store tomorrow and see about picking up some of the things you guys mentioned. I will let you know how they work. Hopefully my doc calls back on Monday and I can see what we can do. Again thanks ladies.View Thread
Thank you ladies. All the ideas are wonderful. I think I am going to give the doctor a call. I have only been back on bcps since last may and everyone just makes me feel the same. I do know the stress I am under right now isn't helping. I am going to give some of the ideas a try and see if any help. The sleep is the thing that bothers me the most. I have a very hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. I wake up every 45 mins to an hour.
Thanks again ladies. I will keep yall updated.View Thread