Hi Mystic Duck,
Welcome to our Family! I grew up in Levittown, PA not too too far from Lancaster! I am so sorry for your diagnosis and pain you are dealing with at your young age. I admire that you are able to attend College with this situation.
You definitely have found a home here with us, everyone here lives in CP, all different reasons. Emotionally we are on a daily roller coaster ride depending on how the pain level is that day.
I don't always post either but I DO come on and read the posts several times a day to check in on all my friends.
I am so happy that you have a Dr. who you trust and understands, that is definitely a challenge for a lot of CP people.
I hope you have a low pain day and look forward to getting to know you.
Mduck, thanks for giving us more information. My father was from Hershey and part of his family still live in Lancaster. I grew up in the Billings area and our farm was 50 miles east of Billings. We used to go to PA every year until the family disenagrated. After my sister who lived in Lancaster died, I have not been back there (1988). I know a little about endometriosis and each woman who suffers can have different levels of pain and when the pain is experienced. From what you have said, you have implants that go beyond a limited location which probably causes more pain. I also know that for some women, reaching menopause can be a blessing as the implants can be limited. Without getting to personal, I know that at your age some of this could probably be overwhelming. I hope you have a wonderful support system. Don't let the pain nor the side effects rob you of your dreams. Even if it takes you longer to get through school, it could help you focus on something besides the pain and what causes it. Most of us on this forum have lost many things due to chronic pain and we fight constantly to hold our ground. I am glad to see you continuing on this forum. Blessings!
By the way, I have been asked numerous times if I am a Catholic Priest with the name fatherjohn. The answer is no but I have been a pastor for 27 years and now I am the director of a college program for men and women who have come through drug and/or alcohol addiction. I hope you have a great week.
Post Edited (skeye) : 6/10/2009 6:41:33 PM (GMT-6)