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Kate said in July 1st, 2009 at 9:34 am

You have to take care of the reason for the pain. Pain killers are only a bandaid! Find a really good doctor and have the surgery and take care of it!!

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Steph said in July 8th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Hi Kate, I’d like to let you know that I have had surgery already and for the record, one doesn’t just “take care of it”.

I see from your email address that you have frequented other endometriosis websites and forums to rave about Dr. Andrew Cook’s excision type surgery, which seems to have helped your friend. Are you an excision surgery evangelist?

Also, whether or not you have endometriosis, I would suggest that you do not continue telling people what they should and should not do.
You may want to check out a bit more about me by clicking on the ‘I Will Not Suffer In Silence’ link in the top left of this website.
Before commenting on peoples’ blogs, you need to read up on their personal links or ‘about me’ pages, first, to get their whole story, instead of just posting your assumptions.

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shelley said in September 25th, 2009 at 9:21 am

Steph, thank you for your reply to kate.

None of the meds i am currently perscribed have Acetaminophen in them… that i know of at least. Yet i will forsure sign this because of the fact that for years i was on meds that did and they helped me at the time (starting with t2 though it never helped much then to t3, percecet (sp?) and so on) so i know of how they can be helpfull.

Also a note to kate: often doctors dont beleive us there is an issue, not truly. They may accept we have pain but wont look into the cause. I was lucky i got diagnosed just before my 18th birthday, but that was still 4years after my pain started and still 6months before the first surgery i could get to have the endo removed. I only got this diagnosed so fast because my mom had endo, and pushed the doctors for me. Those 4 years in pain, what should i have done? Painkillers helped! (in all fairness in those 4 years i did do all the other “treatments” anyways for endo in hopes of helping me but they left me heavyer, depressed and in more pain)

mini rant done.

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Steph said in September 29th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hi Shelley, I’ve added you to my blogroll. 🙂