Life With Endometriosis
I’m working on transferring all of my endometriosis blog posts from my other site (Show Me Posh) to this one but in the meantime I figured I would give a quick health update and share about my current health situation.
Without going into TOO much health history details (I’ll come back at a later date when I have everything transferred and link everything), I have been significantly better this past year than in the previous couple of years.
I continue to have follow up ultrasounds every six months to check on my ovary and uterus for any abnormalities. I have not had any problems with my ureter since its final repair in late November 2015. I do have one other “issue” that we follow up on. I had a pulmonary embolism following my endometriosis excision surgery in September 2015 and on follow up echocardiograms my right heart pressures continue to be elevated. We believe the blood clots are gone but a sleep study showed minor sleep apnea. So I have begun C-PAP therapy and we will do another echocardiogram toward the end of the year to see if it has helped.
The Emotional Toll
Through all of my endometriosis surgeries and complications no one ever really mentioned or questioned how I was doing emotionally until I began seeing a new primary care doctor this spring. For quite a while, I was fighting for my life. Then I began to rebuild my strength and stamina. I never really took the time to mourn the loss of my fertility but with the help of medication and counseling it has gotten better. I am just now, almost two years later feeling back to my old self.