Anyone who reads my blog knows I applogised for lack of posts as I was sick, I didn’t go into detail and I really thought long and hard if I wanted to write about what was wrong with me and I decided maybe it can help someone.
I have endometriosis.
First off I’m not a medical professional or even an expert on this,this is my story.
Let’s start with what endometriosis is, I had never heard of it either.
So tissue that is meant to stay in the uterus grows outside of it. Mostly on your ovaries, bowel, bladder, and elsewhere throughout the pelvic cavity. So that sounds shite but it gets worse because it’s uterine tissue it bleeds once a month and your body cannot clear it. This than leads to swelling, inflammation, and continued growth of the tissue which may lead to cysts growing and in my case it did.
As you may have guessed this leads to very painful periods and bleeding heavily.
The pain would wake me up at night my back my stomach and my legs. At times I would just sit in work praying the pain would end no pain killer’s seemed to work. If you wore to look up my google search the main question I asked does period pain get worse as you get older, I never seemed to be able to find the answer.
The heavy bleeding, I’m going to be as honest as I can even if it is embarrassing. No matter what I used towels tampons, I had to run for the bathroom in the morning as the blood would just run out of me and I would destroy everything .
Also ovulation is a killer you can feel it happening it stops you in, in your tracks.
Than the mood swings with me it was like I had a voice in my head telling me no one liked me. I would sit there and look at my wrists thinking about cutting them and dreaming of the blood running down my arms but I just put this down to having your period and everyone has PMS.
Than the worse thing is lack of energy, I am exhausted all the time it even hurts to just think of doing things.
How to find out if you have endometriosis, well the only way to do this is by having a laparoscope.
So over the next few days or even weeks I’m going to tell you my story. I’ll start at the beginning my first A&E visit and what’s going on now.
Lots of love