WELCOME

I’m a great woman with a pissed-off vulva. I have “primary vestibulitis." Most people are uncomfortable discussing their genital pain in public. Well, I’m not…so, welcome to my blog! There aren’t definitive answers in medical literature to explain the pain cycle of pelvic pain and how to heal it - yet. My hope is that my 21-year obsession to find help for myself will make your experience shorter, easier, and less painful. P.S. Recently "vestibulitis" has been renamed to "vestibulodynia."

And Now My Rat?!

I brought my rat to the vet because I noticed blood coming from her vulva. The doctor entered, did her exam and said, "She must be in quite a bit of vulvar pain." What? For a moment I got confused. Was she talking about me? No, she was talking about my rat. Not me? No, the rat. I have had so many doctor's office conversations that even though I was in a veterinary clinic with my rat, the words "vulvar pain" made me think the doctor was there for me. Once I reoriented, I felt horrible for my rat and thought, "Ah, the irony. Like mother, like daughter."

My sweet rat Chloe had developed a large mass that was pushing tautly against her vulva from the inside. I had only recently figured out that she was in pain. Fortunately, she is home from surgery now and medicated.

Update Dec. 29:
Chloe died 3 weeks ago. The tumor we had removed had regrown (as we expected it to) and had breeched some part of her uterus or vaginal such that she was bleeding heavily and she was in pain that the meds couldn't control.




1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 26, 2013

    This is an old post, but sorry about your rat. :( Your blog has helped me figure out what the heck these adhesions were. Thanks for keeping a detailed history of your vag health issues.

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