My name is Shannon and I have been suffering with endometriosis for three years (really since I was in my early 20’s,but we called it “bad” cramps back then) I have had two laparoscopic surgeries to try to remove or clear out the endo, but unfortunately my previous Dr. was not able to remove much. I have stage IV and my insides have been described as the “worst” they have ever seen, that everything is just cemented together. The pain can be so unbearable and when I am having an episode (or what I call a little samurai gnome in my uterus having a field day) I feel so lost and alone. I have a wonderful husband that has been by my side, but I feel so much guilt for what he has dealt with. I know he is my husband and he loves me, but how many episodes , how many procedures and how many ER visits can he deal with? If that’s not enough, we have tried to get pregnant with no success. Now it is so bad that my tubes are blocked. This recently caused an abscess on my tube and I became very sick. Luckily after surgery they were able to get it isolated and stable. Three weeks later I was back in the ER with a reoccurring infection. I’m at a point where I may need to remove everything. It is so hard to wrap my head around this. Now I may be adding to the list that I will not be able to make my husband a daddy. Everyone says “your health is first” and I know that’s true, but making the decision which will result in you never being able to carry your child is heart breaking.
This is only a small portion of my story. I would love to hear feedback from others who have experienced an abscess on a tube. How long did it take to clear up? Did you have to have to remove anything? Or just any comments!
Thanks for reading!