So I got my 3rd injection last Wednesday (long story short, I ended up doing it myself because we can’t afford to see my gynaecologist because she charges $180 and I need to see her every 4 weeks and I couldn’t get in and see my GP) and the day later I noticed that I was bleeding so I gave my gynaecologist a call and she said that some women can get what is called “breakthrough bleeding” which really sucks because I basically have my period when everything is meant to be shut down and I’m meant to have 6 months of no periods. I’m not sure how long this bleeding is going to last for but it’s been 3 days now and I would really like it to end soon because it’s not just bleeding, I’ve also got quite bad period cramps which I don’t need on top of my regular daily pain. Otherwise, the side effects are still just the hot flushes and I do get irritated skin from the hormone patches but the irritation calms down after a couple of days.
I got a date for my laparoscopy and botox so come May 2nd I will be in hospital under a general anaesthetic getting my insides looked at! I’m nervous about the surgery of course and the pain afterwards especially since I have a pain condition which makes whatever pain I feel 10x worse than what it is, but I am so ready to finally find out whether or not I have endometriosis and if I do it will be cut out and hopefully I’ll have one less thing to deal with.
I’m still struggling with my mental health but I’m making sure I’m being kind to myself and not hating on myself for feeling this way and I’m making sure to look after myself as best I can.
The immune suppressants are still kicking my arse and I’ve had diarrhoea from them for the past 5 days which really sucks along with feeling like I have the flu and also such bad fatigue that walking to the toilet for my diarrhoea is a challenge 😉 but I’m determined to get to the dose my doctor prescribed and to get past these side effects and see if they help with the MP (Mesenteric Panniculitis) and lessen my pain. Takes 6-12 weeks to start seeing any benefits from the immune suppressants.
That’s all from me today.
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