Still Waiting for My Op – Anna’s Story

I have struggled with Adenomnyosis and Endometriosis (hope those spellings are right) for a very long time. Heavy bleeding, flooding, discomfort, lots of pain and a massive belly for so long. Part of the reason for bearing with the pain all this long was the hope that I would conceive. I have been married 12 years now and he has finally filled for divorce so he can move on with his life and father a child hopefully. I have tried everything from tablets, Mirena coil, I was aware of the hysterectomy option but I had been so scared to make that decision.

Now the dynamics of my life have changed, all I can think of is having my sick uterus taken out. I am feeling so gutted yet at the same time hopeful that I will be relieved of all this pain. I am arming myself with knowledge from books I bought on this site and reading other ladies stories. I still cry every day for the loss of my relationship however the chance of a new lease on life keeps me hopeful. I am on the hospital waiting list to get this done. Still waiting for my op ladies but also being hopeful.

Update 27/07/14

Well last time I wrote I said I was waiting for the hospital to confirm my OP date, and now they have. It’s October the 13th. My GP started me on Zoladex injections that’s meant to reduce or shrink in size the endometriosis and stop my periods. So I have stopped taking the Norethisterone tablets which had really helped to control excessive bleeding. I am apprehensive yes, but I have read all the books I bought on this site. Its going to be a total hysterectomy ! I am working on my emotions; it aint easy thinking about it — but I have come to believe that having a womb may be the most feminine feel however it does not define me as a woman. That’s a pretty hard statement for me to make but I gotta start thinking outside the box. Thank goodness for this site where I can express myself without feeling that I am being judged. Thanks all for reading.


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