A story of hope and encouragement.
November 1, 2016 at 1:30 am #19891
It has been a while since I have posted on the forum. However,I wanted to share an update. For those of you that have not read any of my other posts I was one of Dr Paciks last patients. I had the botox procedure with him last July. I could tolerate exams but was still rated a level 5. I never had had painless sex with my husband of two years (9 years together) or worn a tampon. I did well with the dilating and transitioned to sex within a month. I still struggle at times and still have discomfort at times but all in all consider myself cured.
Now for the hope and encouragement part..I am writing to tell all of you that a week ago my son was born. He was two weeks early and I ended up with a csection but he is doing great! He is perfect to us and all we ever wanted. So do not give up hope! I got the procedure and then not even 17 months later had a baby. I survived all the exams and getting my water broke with a epidural that barely worked. You all can get past vaginismus and even if you have no desire to be pregnant my story is one of many others that prove you can beat this condition. Just remember there is no time line and do not compare yourself to others success or nonsuccess. We all progress differently and once you accept that you often do better in progressing in your own journey.November 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm #19892
Thank you so much for those great words of encouragement!
The Botox procedure can be life changing, the more patients share their success stories, hopefully more women will be encouraged to consider doing the procedure themselves.
Congratulations on the baby!
MelissaNovember 3, 2016 at 7:38 pm #19914
Rachel Hercman, LCSWModerator
Wow, what an inspiring story. Thank you so much for sharing this, Lulu.
So much of what is out there talks about the sad side of Vaginismus…it’s really nice to hear the other side of that. and the idea of not comparing oneself with others and setting up timelines– such an important point.November 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm #19936
Hi Lulu! I have tears in my eyes reading your story and am so, so, so happy for you!!!! Huge CONGRATS on the birth of your little boy! I absolutely LOVED your post and it is so, so inspiring and encouraging!!!!November 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm #20198
Thank you everyone 🙂September 4, 2018 at 11:29 pm #23584
This is exactly what I needed to read. Thank you. Pray for me.September 27, 2018 at 8:07 am #23701
Bdb623, good luck with your own vaginismus journey – wherever you are in the process, know that there are thousands of women who have made it to where you want to be and can tell you that it gets better. Don’t lose hope, everyone’s path is different but beating vaginismus is very possible!September 27, 2018 at 9:40 am #23703
Jennifer Dembo, LMSWModerator
Hi Everyone – I’m a new therapist at Congtythamtu in NY, and it’s truly inspiring to read your stories. Triumphs, losses or events in-between – these are important to everyone here. It’s wonderful to see such a supportive group of women share their own experiences and encourage one another. Thank you all for sharing, supporting, and for not giving up hope!
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