Adenomyosis

THIS WEEKS FEATURE: My Treatment for Adenomyosis

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

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Tips

Internal Ultrasounds

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

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Pain

My Glimmer of Hope Inside the Pain Clinic

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

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Pain

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?

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?

Adenomyosis

THIS WEEKS FEATURE: What is Adenomyosis?

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?

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Interstitial Cystitis · Pain

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: Alternative Forms of Pain Relief

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

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Interstitial Cystitis · M.E./CFS

WEEKEND WRITE: Preparing For My Wedding Day!

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!

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Interstitial Cystitis · Life

The Problem With A&E…

A&E.  The emergency department.  ER.  Whatever you call it, it is the same wherever you go - the place for accidents, emergencies and life-threatening situations.  A noisy and frightening department where the value of life is suddenly realised to be incredibly important and the healthcare professionals working in it do everything they can to save… Continue reading The Problem With A&E…