My doctor visit went interestingly well. I was in a great deal of pain and could hardly walk without pain searing through my uterus. I was expected to be told “It’s just another functional cyst and it will go away soon.” But, no, I was surprised.
ME: “I’m in so much pain and I’m tired of it! I know this isn’t from the cyst. It can’t be. The cyst is a baby cyst and wouldn’t feel like this!”
DR: “No, it’s not the cyst. The cyst is probably gone by now anyway. It’s the endometriosis.”
ME: “That’s what I thought, too.”
DR: “Dr. K and I have discussed this and it seems as if the Mirena is helping no new implants to form, but it’s not taking care of the ones that already existed. And these are getting bigger.”
ME: Just stared in agony and disbelief.
ME: “Thank God!”
DR: “Now both of these will put you into menopause. The Lupron will be a seudo menopause with added side effects from the drug. I’ll be honest with you, Lupron is hard to take. Many women have problems with it. Also, the hysterectomy will be put you into immediate surgical menopause because we will have to take the ovaries. ”
One referral to urologist later, and I’m left to decide between the two options. What a day!