I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit this week as I’ve been so busy at work and I’ve had a bit of a lurgy (*cough* *sniff*) which has left me feeling sorry for myself in the evenings when I get home. But, I’m feeling much better now and have a few posts in mind to write, as and when I get time to do so.
Today’s post is just a little update. My followers on Twitter will already know this news, but I wanted to blog about it as it’s something I’ve spoken about in the past.
Back in July, I got told that I had a dodgy womb (read the blog post about that here). To cut a long story short, it didn’t form properly and is split completely in half down the middle.
Having got this news I went into a bit of a meltdown, feeling like a failure as a woman and many other similar emotions. I ate a lot of chocolate, drank a lot of wine, and whinged about it incessantly (sorry about that everyone!)
Then I got a grip and decided it was something that couldn’t be changed so I just had to accept it and live with it.
I decided to go to see my GP to ask him to explain what it means for my future and why I get searing, stabbing pains several times a day. To say he was less than helpful is the understatement of the year. He told me that “it is what it is” and that he didn’t understand what information I wanted from him.
I told my Mum and Dad what he said and that I still didn’t know why I got the pains. I’ve had them for some time now so it’s not that I can’t handle them, but sometimes it’s so intense it takes my breath away and makes me double up in pain – I literally can’t stand up. That was what concerned me. Fine, my womb is split in half down the middle, that’s fair enough, but WHY was I hurting? Surely a pain like that isn’t normal?
So, after much pushing by my family, I booked myself in to a private hospital to see a specialist.
My appointment was last night and, although fine all day, when I got there I turned into a bundle of nerves! My boyfriend was with me and I was convinced that I was going to cry so I asked him to stay in the waiting room while I went in to see the doctor on my own, which he did (I’m not comfortable crying in front of people, so didn’t want him in there in case I started blubbing!)
The doctor I saw was so lovely, she was really kind and understanding and shocked at the way my GP has treated me. She said he should have referred me to see a specialist about it and that I shouldn’t have had to have paid to go privately.
She examined me and gave me an internal scan and told me that, other than the split down the middle, my womb is 100% healthy. All the bits and bobs in there are in perfect condition and as they should be.
As for the pain, the doctor tells me that, for some reason that they don’t understand, Bicornuate wombs like mine have contractions! So, the pain I’m feeling is just a side-effect of the condition and nothing to worry about. Fantastic news!
I came out of the appointment absolutely buzzing and overwhelmed with emotion as I was so happy!
In the words of my best friend, “it’s a dodgy womb, but a healthy dodgy womb” – I couldn’t have got a better result!
Knowing that I don’t have to worry about the pain has really eased my mind and the possible pregnancy issues aren’t part of my life at the moment, so I will deal with them when the time comes. At the moment, I’m just feeling totally relieved, it’s like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders!
I’m a very happy girl!