A total touch of irony to end my year!!! Just over three years ago I entered a waiting room to what was to be a life changing experience, both in a negative,and more importantly, in a positive way too. By the completion of the very first visit to this Medical Centre, I was extremely, EXTREMELY, fortunate to have been given a diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia by a young gynecologist. Many current Specialists are totally unaware and uninformed in regards to the diagnosis and detection of the illness.
Why do I emphasis how fortunate I was to receive such a horrendous diagnosis?.? Basically because I have met women online and in person who were told to seek psychiatric help as the life altering pain they were describing could not be defined by a medical diagnosis, so it therefore must be in there head. Unfortunately a psychologist and/or psychiatrist is more often than not, needed with the illness, due to depression & suicidal thoughts in it’s patients.
Today, three years later I am here to see another Specialist, in the same Medical Centre, in the same Medical room, for an extention of the same illness, where I began in what seems a life time ago.
In my next post, I am going to continue ‘My Story’ on how I came to be where I am today… Living in Chronic Pain…. But seeing life in a whole new and beautiful way.
I would love to here about your journey with illness or Chronic Pain and how you now manage in life and how every day living may have changed for you. “Taking time to stop and smell the roses” has certainly taken on a whole new meaning for me.