|Pain FINALLY Explained!
||[Jan. 12th, 2013|04:42 pm]
My name is Mandy I am 32 years old and I am newly diagnosed with Adenomyosis and endometriosis. I am in the military and have been struggling with unexplained, debilitating abdominal pain for going on 8 years. I have always had heavy, painful periods, and I have had every blood test and multiple ultrasounds with no diagnosis. I have been sent home by many doctors telling me that I was making up the pain and I should be on antidepressants. I finally found an OB/GYN that took my pain seriously and on Wednesday she found, during a laparoscopy, that not only do I have endometriosis, I also have adenomyosis. After 8 years of complaining about pain, and feeling helpless I finally have a diagnosis. I have two children, and had not planned on having more so a full hysterectomy is not out of the question for me. I will have to have my ovaries removed also due to damage from hemorrhaging cysts. My question is there any reading for spouses on this disease? I do not believe my husband understands the awful pain I experience. Intercourse is completely out of the question for me right now. I have such intense pain and bleeding afterwards many times I have had to go to the ER and get IV narcotics. My husband says he understands, but I really don’t think that he does. Not only is this pain physically painful, but emotionally I am a wreck. I used to be a runner, and now I barely make it to work most days. Any advice would be great!!