Haven Center connected us with a patient in need of funding in July. We were able to talk with her in August as part of our patient screening process. We’re waiting now for her to fill out her paperwork so we can evaluate her need for funding.
“I knew something was askew when my teen asked what was available beyond a “super tampon”. When I asked her why, she said it was because she was soaking through a super tampon in about an hour.”
Imagine this: Your favorite pastime is reading a book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Now imagine that you’ve been struggling with chronic pain for most of your life. You have a hysterectomy to deal with some of the pain, but you wake up from that surgery with pain that makes it painful to sit. Reading with a cup of coffee is out, as is driving to book club, so now you can’t socialize like you used to. Now you spend most of your time in your room, in bed, alone, and in pain. This is life dealing with undiagnosed vulvovaginal pain.