12:30am I've just realised I went through the whole of yesterday without taking any Tramadol's! I wasn't pain free, but I managed a painkiller free day! Wow, a first for everything.
1:55am Can't get to sleep. I have stabbing pains underneath. Curled up with a hot water bottle.
3:30am Dropped off to sleep but just woke up again. I can't get comfortable at all! Pains niggling away. Went to the toilet, a regular nightly thing.
8:25am Been tossing and turning all night. Hardly any sleep.
9:30am Fell back to sleep. Woken up now with pains in my right ovary. Pains are shooting to the top of my leg.
11:00am At the doctors, my appointment is at ten past. The waiting room is packed, I'm having massive cramps. Trying to look 'normal' while leaning over holding my stomach. Doctor is running 40 minutes late...brilliant.
12:20pm Out food shopping. My mother is worried about me as she's said my colour in my face is awful. I'm feeling so tired and a bit weak.
1:00pm Just taken a Tramadol. Pains are stabbing down my right side.
2:30pm Just got home from shopping. Feeling exhausted. Made up a hot water bottle and curled up on the sofa. Struggling to keep my eyes open.
6:00pm Can't stop yawning. The age old dilemma.. Do I have a sleep now or wait until tonight? If I sleep now i'll more than likely be up all night. Or do I try and get any amount of sleep when I can as i'm awake through the night anyway.
6:30pm Massive endo pains have started in my pelvis and shot straight up through my stomach. My whole stomach felt like it was cramping up. 2nd Tramadol of the day taken.
8:30pm Throbbing pains on the right side of my hip. Back pain is starting.
10:30pm Two more Tramadol's taken. Pain is increasing quickly. So uncomfortable.
11:30pm I've just come up to bed. Aches all down my legs. Hoping i'll get some sleep soon. Not getting my hopes up.
**Next day: As you may have guessed, sleep was not on the agenda!**
From one day to the next, we cannot predict how our Endometriosis will behave. Unpredictable. Painful. Exhausting.