I am writing this after yet another dead end in trying to find some permanent relief from my pelvic pain. So long story short I am a male who has been suffering pain in the perineum and groin for 30 years, this has steadily been getting worse as the years have past.
Over this time span I have made numerous attempts to find a solution or even a diagnosis especially during flare ups when I am rendered disabled, to put this into prospective I have not climbed stairs driven a car or done anything else to spark a flare up in 15 years. I changed my job to one that I could manage 20 years ago, however all of the time my symptoms are getting worse.
I have seen doctors and have got used to the blank stare and the open admission that they do not know what the problem is. So after the latest flare up that has rendered me unable to walk without intense pain, so I don't. I went back to my GP who refereed me to the pain clinic for a pain block, after talking to the doctor he decided that he did not know where the pain was coming from and was not comfortable with carrying out the procedure, he has instead referred me to another doctor for a second opinion. Now this is on the NHS so is unlikely to be within the next 6 months or even this year. In the meantime I cannot walk or do much else therefore I am feeling low and if I was religious would probably consider checking out.
I take Gabapentine but not sure that it does any good. My question to you all is what would you do next, there is a six week waiting time to see my GP, I can see another sooner but I am drained at the moment about explaining my predicament. All hope seems to be lost, I try to look on the bright side but have been doing that for 30 years. Any suggestions !! I feel that I am just counting down my final days in a twisted hopeless way.