January 9, 2009

Scheduled for Surgery

I had another really unpleasant clitoral pain flare over the weekend. I discovered material lodged in a fold of skin that I could not remove. I tried warm water in a syringe, I tried my bare hands, I even tried a toothpick. You want to talk about painful! ! ! Oh my God, if I ever questioned whether or not I had pudendal neuralgia, I can't now. The difference in sensation between my inner thigh and my mound of Venus is unbelievable.

Finally, the next day, after repeated soakings and washings, I was able to dislodge the material. I feel better now, but this second incident has proved to me that I need surgical intervention to open up that fold of skin.

In the meantime, I'll continue to use the steroid ointment to open the fold myself, but I'm not optimistic. I'm scheduled for a Lysis of Labial Adhesion on Monday February 9.


Esther said...

Oh Quinn! That sounds horrible! I'm glad there's an option in surgery, but I wish you didn't have to choose it. Here's hoping it works out okay and you're not in a horrible amount of pain until then. I'll be thinking of you!

Lora said...

oh my god quinn. that is awful. no more self-surgery, okay? it's gonna suck, but let the docs take care of you.

Mattenylou said...

Quinn -
Yeesh, you don't need any more pain! And you've got to wait a whole month to have some relief!

Just want you to know I'm thinking about you... and no more toothpicks! yipes!