Ami was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was 47 years old. Now a year later, she shares with us:
Ami’s Journey: One year ago I experienced a worsening pelvic prolapse (following a uterine prolapse years ago) and simultaneous debilitating sciatica. All doctors insisted the two were unrelated. Although muscle atrophy contributed to both. I underwent several months of physical therapy and 2 epidural steroid injections to treat the sciatica and then prolapse repair in December.
During that Davinci procedure, the surgeon (said in passing) that he removed some endometriosis. I have recovered well, am stronger than I’ve been in years, but still have sciatic symptoms that seem to be increasing. I am starting to wonder if endometriosis has anything to do with it all. Thank you for your writing. I will bring this up with my gynecologist and ask some questions of the Urogynecologist who did my surgery. Ami
If you would like to email Ami, please feel free to do so.
I want to send a special Thank You out to Ami for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and victories with us today. We are all wishing you the best with your ongoing treatment. And, yes, Endometriosis may very well affect your sciatica or surrounding nerves and muscles. If you haven’t already found them, we have several blog entries addressing it. Please let me know if I can help in any way!
I am so sorry it took me so long to share your post… and I hope you’re doing well!
And if YOU would like to share your story, you can do so. The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoSisters, and our friends and family, too.