Where do I start. For 11 years, I have seen many GPs, gynaecologists, chiropractors, physiotherapist, naturopath, kinesiologist, pain management specialist, the list goes on, but nobody could tell me why I was in agony and disabled every single day. It hurts down my legs, in between my legs, my vagina, my bottom and my back. It feels like the pressure pushing down as if my insides were going to fall out. I struggled to stand.
After my third pregnancy I spent thousands and thousands of dollars searching for answers. I would stay up every night Googling my symptoms and was on chat groups with other women.
I struggled for years and had multiple MRI and CT scans, yet nobody could tell me why I was in constant agony.
I had 6 steriod injections in my back and I had no improvement whatsoever.
I was put on Lyrica, Mobic, Celebrax, I lived on Voltaren. I practically was living off pain medication and steroids for years and they weren’t doing anything to help me with the pain but I was gaining weight on steroid.
At one point I gave up searching for answers and became a miserable negative person. I saw a young women doctor hoping maybe she would understand but instead she prescribed me antidepressants because I was crying. I know I’m not a depressed person.
I went online Googling and found a gynaecolgist working together with an interventional radiologist. They heard me and listened to everything I had to say , and thoroughly went through my scans. This is something no other specialist has done before. Every other specialist I went to was just looking at the report instead of actually looking at my scans.
I was diagnosed of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and was treated with Ovarian Vein Embolization which was a local anaesthetic day procedure with no down time.
After the procedure I was feeling amazing. I feel like I am a new woman. I am exercising again. I am sleeping again; I am a happier person. My life has changed in the most positive way because I am able to do the things that I couldn’t do for so many years. I’m enjoying this new me.
Every day when I wake up and I’m ready to go for that jog and run I am so grateful that they gave me my life back.