It's not the first time I've been bed bound, drugged up and really low due to my endometriosis. However this time seems different. I had my last excision of the endometriosis (for the 3rd time) in November 2014 and was relatively I'm pain-free but now im worried it's made a come back and how I'm going to cope if so? The week coming up to my current period the pain was ridiculous, I didn't think it could get any worse... then the period arrived! I have been out of the house for no more than 10 hours in total over the last 7 days. I feel like I'm damaging my body taking so many tablets and now the tramadol and codeine are no longer touching it or even making me drowsy. My family, fiancé and friends are really supportive but will never fully understand the pain. They keep telling me not to let it win or interfere with my life (as I am a third year student nurse). However this time I just can't seem to snap out of this mood, where I can't see me having a normal pain-free life or doing my dream job. I am just looking for some advice, on how people in my position pick themselves back up again? It seems like I've forgotten how!
Sorry for the essay and thanks in advance for taking the time to read it.