Endometriosis Surgery: 1 Year Update

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One year ago I had surgery to remove endometrial implants and cysts from my uterus, ovaries and abdomen. You can read about it here: Endometriosis and How I Fixed It. Was it worth it?

Absofigginlutley. It was the best thing I could have done, and it only took 45 minutes. 14 years of hell removed in 45 minutes. It still blows my mind and every time I get my period I am reminded of it.

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Right off the bat it wasn’t smooth sailing the for the first month because of the heavy bleeding and cramping the surgery causes. But, compared to the pain I had before the surgery it was tolerable and I could function. Which to me was a win. A few months after the surgery I chose to get an IUD placed because birth control can help prevent further implants from growing. Why I Got An IUD.

Was that worth it? Yes! Even though getting an IUD placed hurts. How to Deal With IUD Cramping. I wish I was more prepared for that “adjustment” period, because doctors always lie about the amount of pain you’ll be in.

I don’t have to remember to take a pill, get a shot, stick a damn plastic ring up there. If the IUD wasn’t available to me I don’t know what I would do because a while back I had a blood clot in my leg. So, traditional birth control would put me at a high risk of having that happen again.

Overall, one year later the pain is diminished and tolerable. I still am having regular 6 day periods, but I hope that soon they go away like the IUD says it might. Or it at least becomes lighter and shorter.

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