Dont suffer in silence. Don’t be made to feel your pain isn’t real. Don’t be afraid to talk about things you think are awkward. Don’t feel like you’re the only one.
If you have no one you feel you can talk to, please talk to me or. Find someone.
I have a strange mix of feelings after my 3rd laparoscopy yesterday. My tubes look fine- great news! They found one small patch of endometriosis…strange. My 1st and 2nd laps found wide spread endo and I had bad pain with it. My pain had nearly reached that level again before this lap and I was eager to have it all removed and have improved pain levels for some time. Now I dont know what to think. I know it’s endo pain. I do have IBS as well but can clearly differentiate between the 2 types of pain. Was this small amount really causing nearly as much pain as the large amount was causing before? All I can do is hope that the answer is yes and that once recovered I’ll find that my pain is improved. But the doctors did make me feel like it was all in my head, and that’s never a nice feeling. And trust me as someone who’s struggled to get many of my diagnoses during my young life!
The message I want to give is to trust your own body, know when something isn’t right and don’t let anyone belittle your pain or struggles. Yes there are always others ‘worse off’ but there too are many ‘better off’ and chronic pain is a real bitch!
I need people to talk to and if you do too please go ahead 🙂
(I’d also like to know if anyone else has had a non epileptic seizure after general anaesthetic? I never have before but did yesterday and it was bloody scary!)