My name is Crystal Doyle. I am almost 20 years old and just had my first lap surgery about 5 weeks ago. I have suffered from bladder infections and all sorts of things since I was a little girl. I got my period at around 12, and ever since then, with every year that goes by, the pain has gotten worse and worse.
I knew something wasn’t right when I went to at least 10 different local doctors several times every month, and I just got the same reaction: that it was just a bad period, and I should just deal with it. Each doc made me try different things. I have tried pills, peppermint tea, NuvaRing, Mirena, and now surgery. I know it’s only the early days, but I have just had my first period after my surgery, and it did not feel any different than any period before the surgery. I feel exactly the same. I still get pins and needles all down my legs and sweat and stomach cramps like hell, and the feeling of being about to pass out because of how much it hurts to pass bowl movements. Even to just urinate it still hurts. I have had the last 6 weeks off work because of the surgery, and I just cant handle it. I feel as if I’m never going to be able to live a normal life, eat normal food, have kids, and hold a decent job before getting fired for having so much time off work. I am so scared that it’s just going to get worse. I go for my full results from my surgery next week, and I will find out my chances of having kids. I am so thankful that I have a caring, amazing husband-to-be. I just feel like, no matter how much you explain it to people, they don’t understand, and it’s really starting to take a mental and emotional toll on my life.
I just want to know if everyone else goes through this emotional and mental state at some point also?
I just wish they would do more to find a cure. There are so many women out there finding it hard to get jobs and live stable lives.
I read positive, strong quotes everyday to keep myself positive. I will keep fighting this illness!
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.