From: Ann Marie (email@example.com)
Wed Jul 27 21:00:48 2005
Hi there. I am very new to this forum. Basically my story is as
follows. I am 37. I had a c-section when my son was born. The
placenta grew into my uterus. They needed to perform an immediate
hysterectomy. Approximately one month after that I started with the
severe pain on my right side. Feels like a knife piercing straight
through to my back. Went for an ultrasound and they found cysts and
blamed the pain on that. They said the cysts would go away and so would
the pain. Five years later it is still there. Since that time I have
suffered from so many cysts which make the pain unbearable. I was
sleeping with a heating pad on all the time. Constantly unable to do
things that I love. Doc removed my ovaries to try to help. A remnant
of an ovary was stuck to my bladder. It seems that the remnant was
causing more cysts. I started seeing a new doc for help. I have been
in the hospital 4 times this year. I have had a cyst drained 3 times.
After the third drainage the doc went in to, as I put it, do a "spring
cleaning". He was able to remove the remnant and unstick all my organs.
That was back in April.
I have been on pain meds since. (I ended up with a massive infection
at the incision site and had an open wound for 6 weeks).
I finally have started weaning myself off the meds. The pain
is back and so are the cramps like when I would have a cyst. It hasn't
gotten me over the edge yet, but what to I do when it does. At this
point I know there isn't much else they can do. So I guess I am asking
what do I do? I feel as though all I am doing is complaining and no one
wants to hear it. All my mother says is I can't wait until you throw
your pain meds out. She doesn't want to hear that it still hurts. Hubby
is very supportive but I feel so guilty. I get so depressed and feel so
worthless. Not good for my kids. I guess this is long enough. If you
got this far, Thanks for listening.