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Dating, or not at all ever for the rest of my life. by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Evil Apples provided the perfect answer. Sometimes it takes Doge to express my true feelings. Read on »
Genitofemoral cryoablation by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Stolen from here I haven't posted because I have not been able to frame what I have to say, tuck it up neat. And I don't remember what my last update ... Read on »
Happy 8th, Vulvodynia! by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Whatever your root cause, Vulvodynia, you will always be Vulvodynia to me.  Happy Birthday!  And Happy 6th to this blog!  I have much to share but have been very busy.  Gooo ... Read on »
Everything I learned about pelvic pain from my first appointment with Dr. Abdelmalak by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Here is a more comprehensive report of my first appointment with Dr. Abdelmalak in the Pain Management department at the Cleveland Clinic. The most important thing I lear ... Read on »
Pain management #3: Appointment with Dr. Abdelmalak by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, anxiety.  My psychiatrist is really good at his job.  Last week he started me on a new med that has taken my anxiety from persistent dissociation all the way down to ... Read on »
Back on my feet by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So here's what happened.  I took the week of June 2 off.  I worked two half-days from home the week of June 9.  I worked half-days from home all last week, and this week I'm ... Read on »
On to pain management by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Cleveland Clinic neurology doesn't know what to do with a pelvic pain case, so I made an appointment with pain management.  Ohhhh I'm so glad I called them.  My appointment ... Read on »
No, it didn't work. Next! by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The genitofemoral nerve block didn't work.  So I'm headed to a neurologist next.  And what do you know, they have a cancellation and I can see him tomorrow morning! When ... Read on »
Official genitofemoral block by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Yesterday I had another appointment with Dr. Westesson at Strong Memorial in Rochester, NY.  He went back to the spot he tried in February along the genitofemoral nerve, alo ... Read on »
Self-portrait with paper lantern, not balloon by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had to stay over in Rochester Wednesday night because of the blizzard.  On the way back I stopped to take a self-portrait and I drove along Lake Ontario for a whi ... Read on »
"No dice.  I'm sorry" to the t ... by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health "No dice.  I'm sorry" to the things that came with me. Shower on. Soaps go on different parts of me. I forget which go where. "Just do it the same. Just do i ... Read on »
Actual tangible real-live progress by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I told you that my blog would be my first stop if I made any progress with my pain, but I lied! My first stop was Facebook! I sat in the parking garage ticking off all the p ... Read on »
Another appointment in Rochester by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just finished my appointment with Dr. Amy Benjamin at U of Rochester, in Rochester, NY, where it is has snowed more than the "less than one inch" the weather forecast predic ... Read on »
Hi! by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health When I don't post on my blog for a while, people sometimes ask me if I've gotten better. Believe me, if my pain ever gets better, my blog will be my first stop. ... Read on »
Post-doctor, skenitis #5 by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Just got done with my appointment with Dr. Howard, the follow-up to his diagnosing me with skenitis and putting me on a trial course of antibiotics for three months. ... Read on »
Skenitis update #3 by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Looks like I haven't updated in a month. Well, I have nothing to report! Still on doxycycline, valium suppositories, and lidocaine... pain seems the same. I had a rea ... Read on »
Anxiety and normality by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I wonder if I would have mental problems to the degree I do if I didn't have chronic coochie pain.  Thinking about that alternate universe isn't helpful, but I am in a phase ... Read on »
Skenitis regimen update #2 by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I don't think Feedburner sent my first skenitis-regimen update out via email, so if you didn't read it, it's here . Lidocaine The lidocaine continued to burn, so I order ... Read on »
Resilience by Esther Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health One of my friends asked me recently how I manage not to go crazy living with constant pelvic pain.  I don't know that I had an answer for her besides, "What else can I do?" ... Read on »