Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:13 PM
I had adenomyosis and it almost killed me. The pain, of course, was intense, in all of the above places described. It was the bleeding that almost did me in. After 5 separate sessions of transfusions over a 4 month period including one in the hospital after I had almost bled out in a two-day period of time, I had the hysterectomy. I was lucky in that I was just starting to hemmorhage again, I was scheduled for the surgery. The pain and bleeding stopped, thank God. It took me over a year to get my strength back but I was left permanently disabled from the damage suffered from the surgery and the adenomyosis. My IBS went from massive constant diarrhea to chronic constipation and bloating. Due to the surgery and the scar tissue inside, my abdominal floor was raised up about 4 inches and the bloat from the IBS and chronic constipation crushes down on my chest, making it hard for me to breathe. Every movement of my arms and legs causes muscle and bowel spasms across my abdomen so I am in terrible pain always. But, the bleeding stopped and I'm not operating on fumes.Unfortunately, sometimes the cure is almost as bad as the disease. Anyway, good luck with the surgery and hope that you feel better shortly.Take care.Renee'
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