You have the highs, like Sunday, and then the lows, like today. Actually the low started last Dec and has just been continuing. Diva Girl was diagnosed with Ovarian Cysts last Dec. She has had 2 episodes of bring her to her knees pain. Medicine has controlled the issue sine January, but recent mis-dosing on DG’s part precipitated another bout of pain. It started last Tuesday and came and went through Friday night. Then we figured it was over. Until this morning. Finally I was able to get the Dr’s to see her. We went for an Ultrasound and it showed no cysts. OK? So what is causing the pain? My first reaction is Appendicitis, having suffered that fate in grade school. But it hasn’t progressed to a severe issue, nor has she shown any other symptoms.
Pressing the on call Dr for answers, her regular Dr is on maternity leave, she uttered the dreaded E word. Endometriosis. But she said it so flippantly and followed it up with, but it would just be controlled with medicine, so no biggie was her attitude. Well, excuse me, but it IS a biggie. Now we are in a waiting mode to follow up with her regular Dr in Dec, which will mean a few more months on the medicine. Hopefully she will be pain free, but we still prefer to know if there is the presence of Endometriosis in her body or not.
So, I am asking for prayer first of all. We can’t have her missing school because she can’t even stand. Nor do we like seeing her in pain. And second, if you have any insights into the symptoms and cycles of Endometriosis, we would appreciate hearing your stories. We have no family history of it, so we have no experience with it. We are at a lose to understand it. We just hope that this isn’t a possibility, but have no idea what it could be.
Her pain symptoms are:
- Pain starting and radiating out from her right abdomen
- Pain in her back, right side
- Nausea from the pain
- Pain so severe she is doubled over
- Low grade discomfort in between the acute attacks
Sound familiar? Would appreciate any insight you have. Thanks.