This is a bit more personal than my usual posts, but I might be of some help to others who go through this....
So yesterday I went to the gynae, one that specializes in Endometriosis, since I had severe Endometrioses most of my adult life and I wanted an educated opinion. My last action plan concerning my Endometriosis was when I lived in the States and they removed 1 ovary since it was so surrounded by it. And the doctors then advised me to take the other one out too, or actually take everything out, but I was 37 years old and not ready to go in full fletch menopause I hesitated and didn't do anything.
The thing is being an expat you have to find every 4-5 years a new doctor, a new dentist and also a new gynae.. which is the worst! Because by the time you are comfortable with him/her you are moving again.
So for the last 3,5 years I visited once a gynae and she didn't really tickle my fancy, so after that first visit I never went back and just ordered my Bcontrol pills via email and she would sent me a prescription... never told me to come in for another check up.. that already shows you how dedicated she is to her patients. NOT!
But to say to my shame, I also never went back or did my yearly check up, bad on me!!
But now I went, to a new one and I am glad.
He checked me with scans, internal and blood tests which we get the result in a few days, and to my and HIS surprise the Endometriosis was all gone, not even scar tissue, and I had it so severe, stage 4!!
Amazing!! But wonderful!!
So there is hope for women who have Endometriosis that you can heal from it!!
How did it dissapear?? I took my Bcontrol pills continuously for the last 8 years, so I never had a period, that probably died it down and shriveled it up. But we don't know for sure... So at first I thought I needed a hysterectomy because taking Bcontrol Pills after 40 is not a great idea... but now probably I don't need one, good news!!
At least for now. We are going to see what happens the next 3 months, me off the Pill and then another scan, internal check up and see how things are developing, if the results are as good as today... I am a happy camper!!
But we have to wait and see and be patient. Although I am a bit scared of my next 3 periods, I had always very painful periods, so painful that I had to throw up and be housebound for 1-2 weeks a month! He told me the first one will be painful but then the second one should be a bit less and the 3rd even more painless...
I just hope that he is right!
I will keep you updated!