Severe right flank pain has been my most presenting symptom as well. I had a uterine ablation 4 years ago so I haven’t had a discernable period until recently when they returned with a vengeance with the flank pain and hot flashes from hell, extreme fatigue, etc.

I learned my uterine fibroids have grown and my best solution is a complete hysterectomy. Add to that the rectal and bladder prolapse resulting from childbirth etc. that has gotten unmanageable (they’re going to try and put those back during the surgery) and all I can say is ain’t it grand to be a woman?

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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