Being on the pill back to back I have forgotten how bad my period pain is. I know that sounds ridiculous. When I'm not on period I have back pain, pelvic and abdominal discomfort and constant fatigue. Standard. But I haven't had period since February and now today I am in quite a lot of pain. Its been building gradually over the last few days and today is D-day (or maybe P- day). Bowel movements are painful ( and quite a bit of blood too which is always nice :/), I have a heat pad on my back and hot water with me on the sofa, taking ibuprofen and OTC co-codamol and waiting for my dad to pick up my prescription co-codamol from the docs (the good stuff).
I'm having a laparscopy in few weeks and was worried that they wouldnt find endo but now today I'm like of course they're going to find endo. This pain is not NORMAL. But I forget how bad it is. Like I don't know how that is possible because i'm sitting here typing this through gritted teeth as another wave of pain hits. I just dont think we are very good at remembering pain. And one of my friends has recently been diagnosed with endo and I was chatting to her and she suddenly remembered a time in work when her period pain was so bad she had to leave and go have a nap in her car because she felt so sick and could hardly move. She'd forgotten all about that incident. Do we forget about it because its just become our 'normal' or is it that we've been told its womans troubles and its our lot in life so we just deal with it. I dunno.