Let’s talk about vaginas!
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.
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.