Oh crap, I feel a lump!

It’s Sunday evening and I am off to take a shower before going to bed. For some reason I touched my breasts. I must admit I don’t do the once a month self inspection as all woman are supposed to to check for lumps in our breasts. But there it was in all it’s glory….

Annual check-up (3 years in)

So it was time once again for my annual check-up. I’ve learnt that I am ‘ok’ going to these check-ups and that I don’t need to be scared of the enodmetriosis returning. They do get easier with time. I just have to take Yaz every single day and I can continue with my daily live…

Annual check-up (2 years in)

So time came for my annual check-up again, in 2015. We have been married for 6 months and were comfortable with our situation. The doctor asked her questions and then did a transvaginal ultrasound. That relieve when she looks at you and says ‘Everything is looking good‘ doesn’t go away. Before you go in it’s…

Annual check-up (1 year later)

After my final laparoscopy was effective, I only had to see my doctor a year later for a check-up. To me that meant I could park this disease at the back of my head and not think of it as often as the last 12 months. Not having to see a doctor or think about…

Final Laparoscopy

After almost 1 year of realizing there is something wrong. 2 doctors, 2 surgeries and 6 very expensive injections that made me moody and irrational as hell, I reached the end of my aggressive treatment plan. I had the option of doing the final laparoscopy just to make sure the treatment was a success. The…

Zola-what…?

After my laparotomy I was on bed rest for 2 weeks after which I had to get a¬†monthly injection of Zoladex¬†3.6mg for 6 months. During the 2 weeks bed rest the incision was slightly uncomfortable at the start but it healed nicely. The 6 months that followed was another story. Firstly, Zoladex is prescribed to…

Surgery #2 (Laparotomy)

Going back for my second surgery was slightly easier. I knew what the diagnosis were and what was coming. It was all about treating my situation and ‘fixing’ what can be fixed with the main goal of giving me a better quality of life. It is the small things and the logic behind it in…

3 very emotional weeks

Getting home I went straight to bed. On the one hand I didn’t want to face anybody on the other I still had some drugs in my system and in pain. Can I just say none of the 3 surgeries that I had was very painful, the pain cause by the air left behind in…

Surgery #1 (Laparoscopy)

The idea of having surgery was quite daunting as it was my first one. I had to drink Coloprep the day before, which by the way tastes awful, never mind it’s purpose. I really don’t get why they don’t make it taste nicer to make up for your body’s reaction to it. Anyway, my mom…

Pre-first laparoscopy

I discussed what the doctor said with my parents (I was at that point on their medical aid, being a full time student and all) and their immediate reaction was that I have to go for the laparoscopy. My sister, the physio, also said that I have to do this. Some how it was comforting…

Docter #2…

So after 3 months of mostly feeling under the water, I went to get a second opinion. I am not very good at discussing my personal life or anything about my self for that matter, so going to the doctor and telling her what was wrong with me was daunting. But I decided that I…

The next 3 months

I took the medicine as prescribed by the doctor, but things didn’t really get better (apart from my periods). I started getting feverish during my periods, hot ad cold. The pain got really bad, I would be on painkillers for 10 days or more straight, from more or less 2 days before my period started….