26 years ago I had a total hysterectomy, aged 22 years, due to endometriosis and PID. Devastating at the time, but I then went on to adopt my beautiful daughter, so would go thru it all again to be her mum. 26 years later, in a job I love out of nowhere, aand I’ve been crippled by abdominal pain. 6 weeks ago I was rushed to hospital, they did a laparoscopy found a hernia, cyst and severe adhesions. After recovery at home and feeling better, but not completely, I returned to work. I love my job and have worked so hard to be where I am. I was back at work for a week, then the pain came back worse than before and landed me back in hospital. Once they ruled out appendicitis etc, they stuck me on a ward (orthopaedic as no beds on surgery ward) nil be mouth. After 30 hours of no food and just sips of water, I collapsed, in tears, vomiting abs exhausted having been told that the doctors were on their way. 20 mins later, doctors arrived and said I could eat as no need to operate!
I’ve been told there is nothing they can do other than pain relief (including tramadol and other strong painkillers).
I’m devastated, feel like I’ve lost my busy life of working abs doing all the things I do. Now I’m in constant pain and thinking I’ll have to give up work or reduce my hours. Just feel so desperate, scared and gutted. Had anyone had similar experiences? Is there any help I could try? Is this a disability? It feels like one. So can I get support and a blue badge as can’t walk far without severe pain? Probably not. I’ve just got to accept that this has taken my life away and there’s nothing I can do about it x