2013 so far for me has not exactly been the best. Getting diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and then being told our only chances of having a baby would be through IVF and that I would need major surgery at some point was absolutely heartbreaking. Felt like I've cried a river over the last few months. My family and friends have been so supportive and I couldn't have coped the last few months without them. But as you will all know living with Endo is not easy. The pain, the anticipation of the pain and the worry about the future just turn you into a complete mess.
This week I turn 30 and as an early birthday present my lovely fiancé has brought me a puppy. I was worried at first that he would just add to my stress. I mean a 10 week old puppy needs a lot of attention to stop him chewing up the house and peeing everywhere. And how would I take care of him when I'm doubled up in pain?
Well I have only had him 3 days but can't tell you how my little "Buddy" has changed my life already. He has given me something else to focus on instead of wallowing in self pity. Today my monthly pain has kicked in and I'm dosed up to they eye balls with pain killers and would normally be curled up in bed. But instead im curled up on the sofa cuddling my little man completely stress free.
We have our first IVF consultation today too and I'm feeling quite positive and I put it all down to Buddy. Who would of thought that the power of a puppy would be so strong
Hope you are all well ladies xxx