I’ve read a lot of forums on Endo and many women have said that the pain of Endo is incomparable to labour and that Endometriosis actually hurts much more than having a human child – CAN YOU IMAGINE. The pain became so unbearable that I started to faint every so often. Bare in mind I’ve never fainted before so this whole experience was terrifying. An ambulance was called but didn’t turn up for 2+ hours! Eventually my colleague called a cab for me to take me to the hospital. Unsurprisingly I fainted in the taxi too because the pain was too much to bear. We got to the hospital and I couldn’t even walk in. The pain was so bad that I couldn’t move my legs. I couldn’t even open my eyes to see because they were filled with tears and honestly I was so delirious at the time. They got me a wheelchair and it took me about 10 minutes to be able to sit down in it. Over the course of 4 hours I was put in a hospital bed and given heavy painkillers which knocked me right out – anything better than the ordeal I had been through. As time went by after the ordeal I would still suffer from the pain but it would come and go in stages. I must have seen about 7 different doctors a total of 15 different times over a course of 6 months.
Eventually I was referred to a pelvic specialist who told me that he believed that my ovaries were stuck to the wall of my uterus but even if that wasn’t the case, he would find whatever it was that was causing the pain and see to it. My surgery came as a real last minute surprise and the recovery was hard. The pain got worse and the medicine stronger and I felt useless for a while. I had laparoscopic surgery and I was cut into through my belly button and two more incisions were made below my ovaries. They found endometrial tissue on my left ovary and on my bowels and removed it. They also found a small fibroid growing on my ovaries which could be the result of my anaemia as fibroids live off of your blood.The experience was a life changing one but it made me realise that there is not enough information or help on Endometriosis.
Endometriosis by definition is ‘a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the womb and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation‘