I think the name of this blog site is the thing I most wish for.
Pelvic pain, health unlocked.
Imagine that your condition was better understood by the medical community. That your symptoms were clinically studied, sagely heads nodded, boxes ticked or crossed and then you were given the all important (drum roll) diagnosis (flashing lights) and then, maybe some (*fire-) appropriate treatment (-works*). Well that’s the way it’s supposed to happen, isn’t it?
OK, it's a complicated area, the pelvis. So many interrelated muscles, organs, ligaments, bones, nerves, joints and more! massively complicated. Often effecting a domino reaction, a plethora of pelvic problems if one thing is amiss. Therefore, surely there is a healthy need for speedy DT's (diagnosis: treatment, well it almost turned me to drink!) to alleviate this potential knock on medical dilemma.
Necessarily there are also many separate medical specialists, depending on your diagnosis . . . . . . . (sorry couldn’t stop laughing there) Gynaecologists, urologists, neurologists, oh no! forgot! neuro’s do brains and spines (as there aren’t any nerves that can be trapped in the pelvis, apparently) Then of course, there’s the psychiatrist who’s help we all may well need by the time we’ve jumped from Pilates to post unnecessary op. Don’t worry, because you will probably be referred, regardless.
Well, it IS a diagnosis . . . . . just the wrong one.
You were probably too busy jumping through medical hoops initially, to realise that there are people who do understand, forum folk with familiar failings, ordinary sufferers who can help, emotionally and physically because we have all had be to our own medical detective to get this far.
I know that I wouldn’t have a correct diagnosis (mines the nerve thing) without the internet, sites like this and people like you.
By pooling our knowledge and experiences the next step can only be that pelvic pain becomes less of a puzzle until it is eventually unlocked.
Now, where did I put those keys ? ? ?