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Hopeful I can eventually beat this.

My name is Jordan. I remember having extreme pain during my period since I was young. 6 years of pain. No answers. 4 different doctors. Specialists. You name it. Just this year at a walk in Planned Parenthood they suspected endometriosis. I am two weeks after my laparoscopic surgery and I’m still having some symptoms. I’m hoping that eventually I’ll beat this.

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  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    3 months ago

    Hello @jordankozaka, thank you for sharing your story with this community. Your journey has been intense, hasn’t it? I am crossing fingers and sending you all of the positive vibes. Recovering from surgery is a step-by-step process, and it’s normal to feel some pain right after it. Your body needs to heal completely, and that will take some time. Rest as much as you can, and if in a couple weeks the pain is still there, talk to your doctor. Reach out to us if you need 🙂 – Jessie (team member)

  • Jordankozaka author
    3 months ago

    Thanks for your support. I’m almost 3 weeks post op and I’m still experiencing a lot of pain.. Reached out to my doctor and they keep advising the pharmaceutical drugs I don’t want to take. Any advice?

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    3 months ago

    Hello, @jordankozaka thanks for reaching out again, it’s great that you have spoken to your doctor. I also don’t enjoy taking drugs, but post-op I had to accept that it was either that, or suffering all the time. It really depends on how your body is healing. But it’s your body, and your choice, always 🙂

    When I want to go med-free I reach out for CBD oil, although the pain-relief I get from it is quite mild. My TENS machine helps too, but I couldn’t use it on my stitches when they were still in the process of healing. Turmeric tea and anything with this spice, can help with inflammation. Magnesium is good too with certain types of pain.

    I’m attaching some links with information on natural pain remedies, and on surgery recovery. I hope this helps.

    Please let us know how you get on. I wish you a speedy, pain-free recovery – Jessie (team member)

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