On the 1st OCT 2020, on the Full in Aries just gone, I got the results of my ultrasound scan, I found out that I have what is called Adenomyosis & Fibroids.
You see... I had only gone in there to see if the cyst on my ovary had grown, reduced or disappeared like the other one... I wasn't prepared...
I have been suffering in silence though...At some point each month usually when I bleeding and/or ovulating, I am in so much pain that I can't walk too far. It hurts...my back sometimes feels like someone has replaced it with a board or I get sharp stabbing pains. Other times it feels like something is being wound up tightly all around my womb and lower back... And when I go down, everything does.
I have also been suffering with a back problem that still hasn't fully been diagnosed, it caused my back to twist spontaneously to the left with such force I has left basically bed-ridden and in chronic pain. So this was another motivation for going for a scan.
The doctor called me and she said " You have a condition that is called 'adenomyosis' she had my full attention because like I said. I was not expecting to hear that. She went on to explain what it means.....
What Is Adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial breaks though and grows
Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding
Severe cramping or sharp, knifelike pelvic pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
Chronic pelvic pain
Painful sexual intercourse
Sometimes, adenomyosis causes no signs or symptoms or only mild discomfort which has on some months been true for me.
I have been living with this for about 4 years, the DR apologised that I had not received the help I clearly was crying out for from my previous DR's Surgery...
What worries me.... what I am having to ground into the reality of, is that there is no cure other than Hysterectomy.
The only way for it to go away according to medical professionals is to remove my uterus. I was not prepared for this.
It also means that I might not have that baby in the future as it can impact on fertility. Anyone who knows me, will know that I have always wanted to have another child and I would love to have baby girl, as I have two beautiful boys already.
I'm going to have to do a lot of research into diets and exercise to see what will help me for now and in the future.
Hysterectomy is not an option for me because I do want more children, but my fertility could potentially already be effected
I have the option of going on the contraceptive pill as that's supposed to help with my hormones, which my body is "acting funny towards' as the DR put it!
I already have so much going on and so little support that I can't lie in saying that I feel 100% equipped to deal with all of this alone.
But I have done it this far..... I just gotta adjust my sails.
& LOVE MYSELF FIRST...
Lianne Crawford | Natural Mystic | The Spirit Journalist | Black Phoenix Rising...