I’m 37 years old and four weeks today this girl will be on fire!
I have endometriosis, have had for years, been through all the usual medications, appendix taken out, cysts removed and they tried to put my ovaries to sleep to stop my periods but nothing has worked.
I bleed for the whole month with two weeks of it either flooding or huge clots (sorry tmi) which tires me out and makes the pain even harder to deal with when I’m so wiped out all the time. I’ve been begging for a hysterectomy for the last 5 years but the doctors weren’t too keen on that idea because of my age. I already have 2 teenage boys and 2 older step kids, and am adamant that I will never have any more kids, but they still refused.
Anyway to cut a long story short 4 weeks today I’m getting my operation! The whole lot is coming out and I can’t wait. I know I may still be in pain but surely it’s got to be easier to deal with without the blood loss and tiredness?
So I’m going to order Andrea’s book next week to do some reading up on how the menopause will be as they said I will go straight into it!
So right now I’m feeling hyper and slightly nervous for it all but it will make such a huge difference to mine and my friends and family’s lives - there’s nothing worse for teenage boys than their mum suddenly bleeding everywhere...
I’ve never posted or emailed anything like this before but I think it’s great to talk about stuff like endometriosis and menopause because nobody does!
by Claire Purves