I don’t know all that much about endometriosis. But I can tell you about my symptoms and what led up to the surgery.
Since June I had been in terrible pain. Each period seemed like it would get more and more painful for each passing month. My cramps were so bad I would curl up in pain and cry. My periods were very heavy and the first day on my period was the worst part. I couldn’t use a tampon anymore because that would hurt.
Needing to pee hurt so bad too. Even when I went to the bathroom it still hurt. The pain felt like sharp strong pain with cramps.
I became very tired because I couldn’t sleep. I could barely sleep during any of this because it was so painful. I could be sitting around doing nothing and a horrible pain would begin in my pelvic area. The pelvic pain would lead to back pain.
Sex was out of the question. There was so much pain during sex too. This was super frustrating because I do enjoy sex with my husband. We both have high sex drives and the endometriosis certainly got in the way of our sex life.
I didn’t know until later that the pain that I was feeling wasn’t just a retroflexed uterus. It was endometriosis as well. My body was attacking itself.
Every day I’m still learning about endometriosis. As I’m researching I’m learning that this pain that I lived with for months and months is overwhelming to me. I just hope some day that this whole experience will not be so difficult to process.
I look forward to the day when I can look back and not cry when I talk about this endometriosis and hysterectomy journey.