I have felt it on the horizon for days now and, without invitation, it’s here. The excruciating Endometriosis flare-up that is becoming more and more frequent and is the one thing that I can count on to stop me in my tracks and bring my life to a stand-still for a 3 to 5 day stretch every 4 to 6 weeks.
Don’t get me wrong, the Endo monster is very much present on a daily basis, in one way or another. However, flare-ups like this are a very different level of agony.
I am celebrating a small victory in the timing of this one, because it just so happened to start yesterday, which was Friday, at about 3:00 pm so it didn’t cause me to miss any work (yet).
At this point, I have made it 5 consecutive weeks without calling in sick. That may not seem like much to a normal, healthy person but to those who work each day with severe chronic pain, debilitating fatigue, and a plethora of other unpleasant symptoms, making it through 5 weeks of work actually IS an accomplishment.