Pelvic Pain Success Stories
Endometriosis Pelvic Pain
Dr. Fox, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for changing my life. I never thought I would feel well again or get through a day without being in agony. Endometriosis took over a year of my life away. Of course, combined with the 5 other issues on that side I had going on, I had really just resigned myself to constant pain. I had surgery with you December 2, 2015. I have been pain free ever since. I am so grateful. Thank you.
Pelvic pain from Endometriosis can be very debilitating…at least I know that it was for me. I have suffered from this type of pelvic pain since 1998. When I realized I couldn’t ignore the pain any longer, I began discussing it with my Primary care doctor and then with my OB/GYN. After several ultrasounds and blood tests, nothing was found to be causing this pain and I was sent on my way.
For the next several years, I quietly dealt with the pain from this disease for almost three weeks out of every month. Finally I went back to my OB/GYN and described the pain I was feeling in further detail. It was concluded that I may have endometriosis. I had my first of three laparoscopies with two different surgeons – in 2003, then in 2006, then finally in 2008 with Michael Fox, MD.
By the time I made it to see Dr. Fox I was in excruciating pain almost all the time and I also had a lump that I could physically feel on my right side just under my cesarean incision from where I had twins in 1996. It seemed that every surgeon I went to ignored this lump and I wasn’t sure that Dr. Fox wouldn’t ignore it either. However, during the first consult I had with him, he listened to my every complaint of pain and watched as I showed him specifically where I felt the lump.
In January, 2008 Dr. Fox operated on me and removed almost all of the stage III endometriosis he found internally. He also removed the lump that I felt which turned out to be an enlarged endometriosis lesion that had grown on the outside of my cesarean incision under my skin.
Now I am almost completely pain free and my quality of life has improved 100% than before. I have had the privilege of having such a skilled & knowledgeable surgeon who took the time to really listen to the problems I was having and help me overcome the pain I was dealing with from endometriosis. I can only hope that if you are reading this and you’re feeling the same way that I did, that you would consider letting Dr. Fox help you.
Thank you, Dr. Fox.