Monday, April 13, 2009

Hospital Appt Update - April 2009

I had a hospital appointment on 9 April 2009. The outcome is that I am allowed to continue with Zoladex for another 6-9 months. The long-term outcome is more uncertain. I am glad that it does mean I can safely complete my MSc period and therefore pain-free, otherwise that could have been disasterous.

The endo-nurse at my hospital clinic will also be making an appointment for me to have a bone density scan on or before my next appointment in October 2009. If my bone density is 'normal' it is more likely I will be able to remain on the Zoladex.

So my future is secure for now. My long-term future remains more uncertain. The contraceptive pill does not work, the coil doesn't work for me, neither does Depo. Surgery works for a short-time only. I have to hope that the doctors see common sense and allow me to remain on Zoladex. At my next consultation, which I hope will be with a consultant again, rather than a junior doctor, so I can also mention my recent diagnosis of having Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, and whether this has an impact on the pain I experience with endometriosis.