September 20, 2011

Learn to live with it

Endo is evil. It causes so many different problems that you don’t even know its related to your Endo and stresses me out! In august I was having bad left flank pain, which I have been having since December. In December, when I went to the ER they told me that pain was caused by a UTI. I was on antibiotics for 7 days and still had symptoms of this UTI. After visiting the doctor again they put me on more meds for 10 more days. Yeah, that didn’t work either. I was tested again and it was determined I never had a UTI! Frustrating, right? This chain of events is what led me to do the surgery and is how my Endo was confirmed. Anyway, I have been on BCP’s and made diet changes to try to decrease my Endo symptoms which have improved slightly but obviously not 100%. In August I started having a lot of left flank pain again and it was concerning to me, I also had to pee a lot so I wanted to make sure it wasn’t really a UTI. I seriously went to PCP like 3 times and then to a NEW specialist, a Urologist, twice. I was so aggravated because I honestly felt like this was pointless! Every time I have a new pain or symptom no one can tell me why! I ended up having another CAT Scan to determine that there is NOTHING wrong with my insides and my left flank pain is probably Endometriosis related. THANKS, doc. That was helpful. Needless to say, I feel very.. helpless. The specialist said to me, in these exact words “This is just something you’re going to have to live with”.   
I am at my wits end.. I need to try something new, I'm thinking of going more natural and homeopathic… anyone have any advice, anything to try? Let me know!

Until next time,

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