Recently, we had another appointment with our OBGYN. Our plan: We are going to reassess my husband’s numbers and health. Secondly, my symptoms are pointing to: Endometriosis.
In some ways, this new diagnosis for me is very overwhelming, not knowing what all will lay ahead for us. In other ways, it feels good to finally know what it is that is going on and what I am dealing with. Suddenly — all of the dots are connected – a light bulb moment. I think I have had this for many years. I have only had pain since my most recent miscarriage – and it is usually very slight. Over the years, I do remember a couple of times when I was in SEVERE pain, related to my cycle. My flow over the years also seems indicative of endometriosis, I thought that this was “normal”. I have also had digestive issues for years, that I also thought were somewhat “normal.” From what I’ve read so far, my digestive symptoms go right along with endometriosis. I am only at the beginning of this journey of learning more specifically about this disease.
My OB/GYN is 8 hours away. Due to our recent move and then our plan to move back in 7 months, he agreed to consult for us, distantly. The closest OB/GYN that my Dr. would recommend to do the laproscopic surgery is 3 1/2 hours away. I have an appointment with him in March.
I know that God is with me and will help me through in the days ahead – despite my anxious thoughts that run or my attempt for an “instant fix.”