Monday, June 11, 2012

Inside of Me; photos of my pelvic region

So as you can see this is me, well inside of me.  I went to the RE clinic today for pain management.  Since I can't take NSAIDs Lt.Col. B. opted to give me another script of percocet.  I won't take it often, mostly to help when the pain gets really bad or to get through the night so I can sleep without pain waking me up.

He said that I have stage 2 and 3 endometriosis.  Originally I was told it was stage 1 and 2.  Doesn't make that much difference to me as long as they know I have it and treat me accordingly.

I probably should have labeled the pictures as he spoke so that I could have told all you what is what.  But the grey areas are the endo, the white line like things are the adhesions and the white blob is the cyst.  The cyst or should I say cysts, because I just found out there were two, one was endometrioma and the other was a functional cyst.  One was hiding behind the other one and both were on the left ovary.  So just think, at one point I had three cysts that were roughly 7 cm each.  Geez no wonder I was in such pain.  I guess I'm not a wuss after all.

Good news is that I'm healing well.  I'm bruised because they nicked a vein.  I'm sore because well I'm going to be sore with all that crap removed from me.

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  1. Jeez. I hope the cysts stay away now!

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    1. I was given the normal spiel of 3-6 months before it grows back.

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  2. Am I weird that I and so interested in pics like this? Glad you are healing well. I hope you aren't in a lot of pain too much longer. They really did take a lot out of you!

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    1. At least they left my reproductive organs so I can keep trying for a bit longer with my crappy eggs. Thinking more and more I'll be moving on to donor eggs by the end of the year.

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  3. Glad they gave you more pain meds- don't hesitate to take them. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. I have a little over 3 more weeks of recovery time left and I plan on taking it slow.

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  4. I think I'm going to ask for copies of my pics this time after my surgery. I didn't get them from the last one. Somehow that makes me feel justified that my pain is real, ya know? Hope you continue to take it easy and recovery is smooth. xoxo

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    1. Oh I do know. Being told to just suck up the pain while growing up makes me feel some how assured when I have scientific proof that its not a made up illness.

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