The following information has been provided by Mr William Dartey, consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology surgeon. I am lucky enough to work with Mr Dartey, who not only plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of Endometriosis with his patients, but has also helped me with my gynaecology care. For more information about Mr… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: The UK Management of Adenomyosis: A Specialists Perspective
This article was written by my lovely friend, Laura. First and foremost I am a mum, then I’m a truckers wife and I’m also a preschool worker. But at the end of the day I’m an Endometriosis and Adenomyosis sufferer and those issues take its toll on the above identities, plus give me a reason… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: My Life with Endo and Adeno
Hey followers! Welcome to the third installment of "THIS WEEKS FEATURE: Treatments". This article is going to look at the treatments I've had for Adenomyosis, a condition I was diagnosed with earlier this year. As with all of my conditions, I have written a separate article about it in more detail. It's linked here for… Continue reading THIS WEEKS FEATURE: My Treatment for Adenomyosis
The internal. The dreaded internal ultrasound. It comes as part of your gynaecology appointment as part of the assessment of your reproductive organs but is notoriously surrounded by horror stories, embarrassment and is often associated with pain. First things first, you don't actually have to consent to having one done. And if you choose to go ahead, … Continue reading Internal Ultrasounds
After my third laparoscopy for my Endometriosis, it was discovered that I also suffered with Adenomyosis. I experienced a loooong operation and had multiple complications in recovery, and it comes as no surprise that I was admitted and stayed overnight. Pain was an issue pretty much as soon as I woke up, but the *mostly*… Continue reading My Glimmer of Hope Inside the Pain Clinic
Pain, be it acute or chronic, is distressing, unpleasant and completely different from person to person. Chronic pain does differ from acute pain. Acute pain will occur following injury, trauma or surgery, and tends to ease off over a relatively short period of time. It is manageable with pain relief, and if it limits a… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?
This article comes with a trigger warning. Have you ever been asked how many months pregnant you are or when you are due when in fact you're just bloated from a big meal or have put on weight? If you have, do you remember how it feels? Did you find it was a funny coincidence… Continue reading The ‘F’ Word
Often referred to as Endometriosis' brother or cousin, this again is another gynaecology condition with limited treatment and managements. Adenomyosis, similar to Endometriosis, is when endometrial growths and tissue begins to grow and attach itself to the myometrium - the thick, muscular layer of the uterus (basically a fancy name for Endometriosis of the uterus). … Continue reading THIS WEEKS FEATURE: What is Adenomyosis?
There probably will come a point in your chronic pain journey where you are either finding pain relief ineffective or the side effects from the strong stuff unpleasant, and you are advised to look to alternative forms of pain relief. Now, the words "alternative forms of pain relief" might get you feeling anxious because it… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: Alternative Forms of Pain Relief
On 26th July 2018, I married my best friend, my soul mate and life partner. It really was the best day of my life and I would do it all over again if I had the chance. We had a very intimate church service of just under 50 guests, in a petite little village church… Continue reading WEEKEND WRITE: Preparing For My Wedding Day!