I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feeling better but worse

The silent migraine type symptoms seem to be fading. Let's hope!

But, with it's good riddance comes bleeding and worsening rib/chest pain. My right lower rib/chest area has been hurting since the beginning of my cycle this time. Usually it's just around Day9 and lasts about 5 days. Today, it's pretty gross. Plus, I am having some shoulder tenderness too (unrelated) that isn't helping. BAH!!! I'm wondering if they can look up that way with my laparoscopy. You think? We've already talked with the RE about my recurrent pains...she asked about the gallbladder and I explained that all of that had been explored. She too seems to think it may be some endo up there. But, I guess you just leave that alone until it's just completely unbearable? Just my ponderings right now as it stabs with every (even little) breath I take in.

And, the bleeding. My poor body; it's like, WTF maaaaaannnnn. I started bleeding on Saturday. It's not awful, just really annoying and it has come with cramps to boot. I wonder how long that'll last!

Oh, I also think I have a touch of a stomach bug or something. Let me tell you, that, coupled with cramps has not made for a pleasant afternoon. Thank goodness it comes in waves though, so, I'm not completely rendered useless today. We've actually been very productive!!!

So, yep, that's that. You can tell that my body was already getting used to the pill since the bleeding started. It's amazing how quickly it all sets in, you know? Medicine sometimes baffles/amazes/scares me.

7 comments:

Yaya said...

Oh yuck. Get healthy!

Christa said...

That's so weird, I have rib pains too, on my right side....

callmemama said...

Before my last surgery, I would always have stomach issues when AF started. Turns out the endo on bowels and bladder was causing my symptoms every AF. Luckily, most of those went away after the surgery. Not fun though...
Hope you feel better!

katery said...

i hope the migraine has subsided, i've nominated you for the honest scrap award, you can get the icon form my blog...
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endochick said...

I know this is late, but I hope your migraine issues have resolved by now. And the bleeding. Together, that must've been just awful! Sending you well-wishes.

callmemama said...

We're surgery buddies it looks like :). Hope the time flies for you until then.

Kischa said...

I know I'm late on this post -- I hope you're feeling better by now. ((Hugs))