Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's Baaack! endometriosis. Yuck. No fun, pain. My last surgery was May '08, less than a year ago. I felt a million times better after that surgery. Virtually pain free for a good 6 months. It was amazing...and apparently, short lived. Granted, the pain is NOWHERE close to what it was pre-surgery #1. I've been slowly feeling it the last couple months. About 2 months ago I woke up in the middle of the night and had what I call an "episode," where the pain is so bad it wakes me up...ask Chase, it takes a LOT to wake me up! Yesterday morning I had another bought of horrible pain and stayed home for 1/2 a day until the strong pain killer kicked in.

A friend told me about a doctor in Tulsa, OK I'm going to check out next week. His name is Dr. Joel Robbins. He's a strong believer who got really frustrated in his early medical career because he had been taught to treat the symptoms, not the root issues. He took some time to study on his own and is now one of the leaders in the naturopathic field. I'll be there for 2 days. The first will be running various tests and the second day he will go over all the results and prescribe a treatment plan. He'll start with changes to my diet and supplements.

All I know is that there is no way I'm going back on the horrible treatments I was on a year ago and I'm not ready to do another surgery. So I'm going to try a different route all together. I hope he can help. It's really getting discouraging.


chrys said...

i'm so sorry, eliz. i am excited about this new doc, though, and pray you get some answers. i wish i could go with you to check it out! it sounds amazing!

miss you and love you.


Lori Motl said...

Elizabeth, I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I hope this new doc is able to help you. If you want to see someone that is really good in Dallas, Dr. Dale Ehmer is at big Baylor. He is my sister's father-in-law and is really good and a believer. Just another option.

Lindsay said...

Praying for your time there...keep us updated porfavor (that means please :))

Monica said...

Guess who! It's Mrs. Simonds. Dayle got in touch with me and gave me this site. I blog, too! It's I am so sorry to hear about your issues. I'll pray! Let me know how you're doing, okay?