Edit: I WAS CURED AFTER 22 YEARS! I had a vestibulectomy Dec. 2016. The recovery was easier for me than having sex ever was. It took about 5 weeks. I have included my recovery photos. Look for the blogpost "I'm Cured!"

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."

Gridded Pattern Injections

I saw one of the top specialists and he was shocked that anyone had tried such an "old-school", ineffective technique on me.

Today I got a vestibulectomy.

The vulva is gridded and then injected with steroids and lidocaine to flood the skin and to get at all the branches of the nerves. I had this as my "last hope" before a serious consideration of a vestibulectomy. Had it worked, even a bit, I could have had it done once again. I did not find data on its effectiveness, but the doctor was optimistic, so I tried it.

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