i had a doctors appointment in Boston today.my GI doctor recommended me to see a GYN pediatrics doctor.
for the past 3 years the doctors have seen me as an IBS patient. Ive had pain every single day for quite some time and there was never a clear answer. but that changed today
The Doctor i visited told me that i have to get a Laparoscopy in early September 2011 to see if i have endometriosis. he came to the conclusion so quickly. i was in complete shock. I’m really shooken up about it. i know there isn’t a cure, but throughout my entire journey with the constant misdiagnoses there was never a cure to any of it. i think the only thing that shocked me, was that they finally found something that could help me. and its took this long to figure out.
We aren’t completely sure if i really do have this, but ill be going under the knife anyways. this will be my 2nd surgery,- not including the endless colonoscopies and endoscopies,tonsil removal and teeth extractions.
ive been reading articles on wikipedia and other sorces. and i came across this “In addition, women who are diagnosed with endometriosis may have gastrointestinal symptoms that mimic Irritable bowel syndrome.” this, is probally when reality hit me. that this is most likely my reality.
of course this isn’t my complete story, but its the update so far in my battle. my reaction on this, is completely mixed. and im terrified of the outcome. im terrified of continueing my life with all the pain that ive been having. i think i was happier, without a diagnosis.