I hope you don’t mind but I need some advice and my friends don’t understand the troubles associated with Endometriosis.
I struggle with Endo pains and very frequent UTIs which I’ve only had since my laparoscopy last May. I’m seeing gynaecologists but they’re not helping as of yet. The UTIs seem to be linked to every time I have sex with my fiancé. Before my surgery and diagnosis, we had sex 3 or 4 times a week and now it’s usually once a week, sometimes twice and sometimes not at all.
He’s very understanding and supportive and he’s very patient when I’m not well or I don’t want to have sex in fear of getting a UTI and being in pain. He’s a good man and we’ve been best friends since we were children so I want to do anything to keep him and make him happy.
Lately, he’s being really short-tempered with me, quieter, impatient, he’s spending less time with me and he seems happier when he’s working or chatting to his friends.
I keep asking him if he’s okay and if he’s still happy with me and he says he is but I’ve seen a change in him. Maybe there’s other reasons too but I can’t help but think that rarely having sex anymore has something to play in it.
Have any of you had a similar problem? Do you have any advice about how to keep your partner happy and faithful, and deal with the problems associated with Endo? Are there any tricks to avoiding UTIs after sex?
Thank you ladies xx