August 10, 2010

Sorry It's Been A While

I just realized it's been nearly a month since my last post!  I'm sorry I haven't been more active.  My life continues to be crazy.  I'm two days into my final week at my job.  Scary.  Goodbye paychecks, hello debt! 

I spent last week at the beach with my husband's family.  It was a nice vacation.  The best part was the fact that I got to rest my pudendal nerve.  My flare is finally over.  I'm still being very careful.  I spent the six hour car ride to and from the beach lying across the backseat, just like the doctor ordered.  I felt stupid and high maintenance, but it was a necessary precaution.  Fortunately for me, my husband prefers to drive, so he wasn't put out by the arrangement.

I have so many loose ends to tie up at work, which is forcing me to sit at my desk instead of stand.  It only takes a few hours for the pain to build up, even sitting on the cushion.  I wanted to go to the gym tonight, but my pudendal neuralgia had other plans. 

I'm so busy right now, I don't even have time to freak out about going to school.  Wait and see how I'm doing this weekend...


Pearl said...

Hi Quinn. Hope your work (and pain) are settling down. Just wanted to pop in and say hi.

Anonymous said...

HI Quinn, I came across your site, I to have suffered with Vulvodynia twice now, the first time was in late 2005, it was caused by using a strong medicated wash, it effected the outer as well as in the inner part of the vulvar. I was in excruciating pain and nothing worked, none of the doctors or gyno's knew how to fix this problem and finally was referred to a specialist dermatologist, female, she was the only one in the whole of Melbourne (I live in Australia) that was capable of fixing this problem, anyway she prescribed two things, Advantan Fatty Ointment, to be applied sparing at night only, she advised not to use during the day and to only use water in shower no soaps etc, and she also prescribed Allegron 10mg this actually an antidepressant, however it works on the pain and the nerve endings, it basically makes everything relax and not think about the pain. I was surprised when I went to the get the medication the pharmacist asked me was the Allegron for pain management and I said yes, so one a night only also. Well you would believe it, after 4 months of so much pain, and barely being able to think, walk or work, I was now feeling so much better just after one week, I kept up the medication for 4 months and at the end of it, I was perfect, I had to do my pelvic floor excercises to strength it back up again, as it seems that vulvodynia also causes problems there to. I have recently had a similar problem as I am now older and my estrogen levels have dropped and I am not producing as much lubrication when having sex, so I am back on the Advantan Fatty Ointment and getting relief already, my doctor has also given me Ostevin which will help to increase the estrogen levels again, anyway please give the Ointment and Allegron a go for while, I am sure you will find it works for you. Best Wishes Karen