Preparing for an operation

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

After years of suffering from prolonged and heavy menstruation and failed hormonal therapy to manage my endometriosis and adenomyosis (and recently adenomyoma), I have decided to undergo the knife soon. According to my doctor, surgery or hysterectomy is the only viable solution to spare me of constant pain. The recommendation also came after my recent ultrasound showed that I have a growing mass in the uterus. The doctor said it could be adenomyoma and it has to be removed immediately.

I will be bringing all my medical documents and meet with the OB this week to discuss everything about surgery -what to expect, the operation and hospitalization expenses, and operation schedule.

Pending the surgery, I will have to stock up on the doctor-prescribed medicines that I am taking to ease the pain and control bleeding for the next menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis and adenomyosis have affected young women and women nearing the menopausal age. I’m in my 40s and I have suffered from this medical condition for several years now. I can’t do anything or function well when I’m bleeding and in constant pain.

If you are suffering from the same ailment, you can always talk to a doctor to help you get well and improve your way of living. Reading medical journals and references on the net could be of help to make you understand what is endometriosis and adenomysis. But a visit to a medical professional is always the right thing to do. Please remember do not self medicate.

I’ll update this post once I have secured a date for the surgery.

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