living life yellow.
the ramblings of a girl with endometriosis
It's official. I'm not crazy.
So on Tuesday this week, I received a phone call saying that my surgery would be held that Thursday. It was a miracle. If you have been following my blogs you will know that only last week I had been back in hospital due to extremely painful flareups being told that there was nothing more they could do for me. So you could imagine how ecstatic I was to hear that I would be getting the surgery that could potentially get my life back on track for me.
Endometriosis means I don't live a very "normal," life anymore. As I have warned you before, this blog will sometimes get a little bit TMI as we are talking about somethings that aren't often talked about. I feel when I write blog posts like this it helps others feel a little less weird, knowing that other people are going through it too. So here it is; My not so "normal" lifestyle.
My life now is so much different to how it was at the beginning of this year.
2017 started off pretty well for me. I joined a gym, fell in love with crossfit and got in reasonably good shape. I spontaneously decided to study make up artistry which was me following my passion and dreams. I made a bunch of new friends. I loved my job. I was pretty happy with where I was in life.
This story starts about a year ago. It's also not really related to endo but hey, it's my blog, I can do what I like.
These are the pills/vitamins that I take regularly. Most commonly I will add in painkillers such as tramadol, codeine, paracetamol and ibruprofen. I will take those when needed but most nights I will take them before I got to bed or in the morning, then regularly throughout the day.
I haven't written a blog post in a while because recently my health has, yet again, taken a turn for the worst. It's probably gonna be a long post today so grab yourself a cup of tea or something...
I'm writing this blog tucked in bed with my electric blanket on high, but really I should be out, getting ready for a event with my best friend. Something that I purchased a dress for and was extremely excited to go. I was excited for two reasons; 1) I get to spend time with my best friend, who since being sick I don't get to see as often, and 2) I love doing my own/others hair and makeup, and getting dressed up. Unfortunately my endometriosis decided not to let me go. Last night I was up most the night in a large amount of pain, and still was in the morning and I still am now. There is pain that I can handle and deal with, but this is the type of pain that makes standing and leaving the house not a option. It's really difficult when I have to cancel plans due to my endometriosis. I was fine yesterday? You don't look sick? I hate letting my friends down. It all comes on so suddenly that there's no point committing to anything because I'm so unreliable. I feel guilty for being in pain.
My heat pack is my best friend. You would probably think I'm kidding but when I'm having a flare up, I will not go anywhere without it.
Heat therapy is one of the most effective and inexpensive way to soothe endo pains. Heat packs are the most convenient form of heat therapy. These soft and snuggly pouches are filled with microwave-safe beans, rice, or kernels. They come in various shapes and sizes to ensure full coverage of the affected area. The portable heat packs are microwaved to the desired temperature in a matter of minutes. On average, the heat packs stay warm for 20 to 30 minutes and can last up to several years. Some come in soothing aromatherapy scents like lavender and eucalyptus.