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Not a Good Day...a bit of a rant... 10-20-2011 - 06:45 PM
So I went to the doc today...sometimes I don't know why I bother...

The tingling/prickly feeling in my belly are the nerves healing.
Everything else I am going through is "normal"...

Here is the thing...I believe my doc did a good job on my surgery, but I have to be honest in saying that if I was not in such a bad way w/my endo pain, I would have gotten another doc. He's not awful or mean, it's just he is like most of the docs I have seen in my life who don't seem to take the pain and frustration of female problems seriously. I think that is my true problem w/all of this...

For the 20+ years I have dealt w/the pain and isolation of endo and now the surgery is almost like reliving it. I feel like people never got how much pain I dealt w/or how it isolates you (ex. when you are at a party and in the middle of a crowded room and you have a sudden jolt of pain in your lower abdomen and you want to scream out or fall to the floor, but you don't because you just don't want to try to explain it). It's years of going to doctors who tell you to take tylenol or aspirin or change your diet to help w/your "cramps"... It's years of going on vacation and starting your period only to know you are going to spend the next 24 hrs curled up in bed and not out enjoying vaca w/your family because of the pain... It's years of trying to explain to work, in a PC/non-offensive way, you feel like some has stuffed your privates w/explosives and they are being set off...

Only women who have experienced the pain understand...

There is a part of me that feels like people look at me and think "ok, you had the surgery, the stuff is out of you, you are fine now, get over it". I don't feel fine yet...sure, I feel better and certain aspects of my life have improved. I want to do so much more and my patience is def wearing thin. I know I still have healing to do, so why does my own doc look at me and say "this is normal, we will see you next July" and out the door he goes. Only to have his not-so-nice nurse/assistant help me out the door as well. I truly believe if it were not for this website I might be locked in a padded cell by now...

To be more positive...I know hormones are not so nice to me right now and I know I am healing and I know I have an amazing husband who supports me and does his best to understand and help me (could be because he has seen me on the floor, in a ball and in tears because of the pain). I also know this is temporary...I can and will continue to heal and despite all others, God is good and this too shall pass...

To all of my sisters...God bless and may you know better things are coming!

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