Pam was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was in her 40s. Today Pam is 59 years old and shares her story with us.
Pam’s Journey: Long story short, I have 4 grown children after years of infertility followed by 6 miscarriages. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and opted for partial hysterectomy in 1999 due to the heavy periods. I thought that was that.
Fast forward to September 2018, and last week I had my ovaries and tubes removed. I was shocked to hear I had endometriosis plastering my ovaries to my pelvic wall. Now as I am researching I am reading that it is possible that the undiagnosed leg pain I have been suffering with for over 8 years may also be related!
I am not in the medical field but am pretty savvy, so much it is rare that I go in and am not asked if I am a doctor or nurse. My kids and I have had lots of issues and I have been there with them for every step.
So how could I be so ignorant on this?!!
I have seen every kind of doctor you can imagine. I take an epilepsy drug for bilateral pain on the outsides of both lower legs. The last Doctor said just be happy you have a drug that works and stop looking.
I am praying as I heal from surgery, my pain in my legs will go away.
Words of Advice: A hysterectomy doesn’t resolve endometriosis. I guess I was naive in 1999; were the doctors also?
The Last Word:: Don’t listen to any doctor that says stop looking! I am going back to every doctor if my pain resolves, after I give GOD all the glory, and telling them it was endometriosis, and don’t forget to ask about that!!!
If you would like to email Pam, please feel free to do so.
I want to send a special Thank You out to Pam 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 recovery! And, yes, if your pain doesn’t resolve – keep pushing for answers. They’re out there somewhere! And if it DOES resolve…absolutely give God all of the glory. Please keep us posted.
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.