Hi everyone. I would like to defer posting about alternative therapies today in favour of this poignant story sent in by a blog visitor. This young sister has been and is still going through so much and l’m extremely touched by her courage to share her story. Please include her in your prayers
I just went through your blog. Saw the ad on Linda lkeji’s blog on one of the comments and decided to check it out. I am deeply touched by your story and the strength and courage you have. It gives me hope.
I am a 21 yr old Nigerian presently studying in England for my Bsc. Ever since l started having my periods at 14, they have always been extremely painful and heavy. I wouldn’t be able to stand or walk, always had unstable body temperatures( one minute l’d be extremely hot and sweating profusely, the other l would be extremely cold and shivering and would have to cover myself with 2 or 3 duvets at a time) and also throwing up and losing my appetite. In general, l was always a wreck and would have to miss school or any activity for that period. I also couldn’t go by without taking drugs and not something mild like paracetamol( it never worked for me) but something really strong like Cataflam. That was the only way l could survive my periods as the pain was severe. I was told that it was normal because my mum suffered the same thing when she was little and that it would generally decrease with time but mine never did. Till this day, l still have excruciating pain and heavy periods and can’t live without my drugs during my period
Sometime last year, l started having severe sharp pains on my right side and went to see my GP. They told me at first that it was a grumbling appendix. After several visits(up to a year) to the GP and hospital for the same pain and several different diagnoses, they eventually found out that l had a cyst (3cm) on my right ovary but sent me home without anything; no surgery, pain reliever, nothing. The pain was constant for several months thereafter. It would come at anytime and whenever it started, l knew all plans l had for that day had to be cancelled because l wouldn’t be able to move or stand. Any movement l made with my body just made the pain worse. I wouldn’t be able to stand upright if l tried to, l would be bent over in pain. I was in severe pain, crying sometimes and couldn’t do anything to help myself so l would just lie stiff on my bed on my left side. I couldn’t even go to the GP at that point because the pain was so severe l could not afford to stand. Needless to say, this affected my schooling.
To be concluded tomorrow. Thanks for reading and please remember this young sister in your prayers.