At the Urogynecologist

In the last few weeks I had been experiencing vaginal pain. I had an appointment with my Primary Care Physician and she tested me for yeast and other infections. The tests were negative. That left only one alternative; my Vulvodynia was back.

I went to the Urogynecologist. He seemed like a good doctor, was easy to talk to and respectful. After a painful exam he told me my Vulvodynia was severe. The first line of treatment was usually antidepressants, but since I am already on an antidepressant it would be unwise for me to try another.

The next course of action was surgery! I was shocked. I didn’t even know you they did surgery for Vulvodynia. It’s called a Vestibulectomy. Basically it involves removal of the painful tissue of the vestibule.

The doctor said it would enable me to have sex once again.

The doctor also said he thought this would be the answer for me. He told me to come back any time I had questions and I do. I read on forums that the recovery was painful (of course). Could I take the pain? Also physical therapy was recommended. Physical therapy for what exactly?

I searched the forums and I couldn’t find one post that said the surgery did not help them. It seems the surgery is quite common and has been performed for many years.

I’m just not sure what I want to do. It would be nice to live without the constant great pain.

I’ll update you if I decide to have the surgery.

I’d like to have your opinions. Would you have the surgery if you were me?

Did you even know that all of that was going on down there?

Did you even know that all of that was going on down there?

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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