Let's see. I started having my period when I was in 4th grade, I think and have just never had a good time. My family always told me that, “periods are just hard in this family and you just have to suffer to be a woman.”
I had menstrual pain. My sisters all did. We all grew up saying, "Well, that's just what it is to be a woman. It just hurts." That isn't necessarily true. There is something that can be done.
I started getting so sick that I would be taken out of commission for a week every month. To the point where I couldn't walk across my house for two days straight because I was so bloated and so sick and was in so much agonizing pain. I would sleep on the ground in front of the toilet, just wishing for any pain reliever at all.
For years we've watched her, with all the youth and vitality that she possesses, just not able to do things: Having to back off from yoga and even social encounters. When you watch someone you love go through pain, you're helpless and it is depressing. I know for her husband it's been a difficult time because you always want so much for the person you care for. We just didn't know there was just this much hope available.
So, I went and started looking at what endometriosis was, and it was the total light bulb moment of, "Holy crap, this is what I've been suffering from my entire life. I haven't even heard the word endometriosis before."
I was in so much pain. I was so bruised everywhere. I could barely walk for two weeks and all she did was the tiniest bit of work. She burned off a couple of little things. She released fluids from my ovaries. She didn't do anything because she was overwhelmed when she saw how bad I was.
I finally found Dr. Seckin. I talked to his office. Everybody on his office staff was so warm and so knowledgeable. They were clearly really busy whenever I talked to them, but they never made it feel like they were trying to rush me off the phone. They were so willing to answer any of my questions and talk with me about various insurance options that could cover costs. When we calculated everything out, it made so much more sense to come to New York City all the way from California for the surgery.
He did everything. I had frozen pelvis. I had an obliterated cul-de-sac. All these terrifying words that you're told when you're diagnosed. I had all of that. I had it on my diaphragm, over my liver, in my chest. Everywhere, everything had endometriosis and he did so much, he operated in 39 different locations. The before and after pictures, which are gross but are highly important. He cleared up all of my organs. I have individual organs now like you're supposed to. Not just a mass of tissue.
I can't believe how much better I feel. I have no bruising at all. Whereas last time I was all purple and green everywhere. I'm only on day five and I feel full of life again.
Five days ago she received surgery, which in my opinion was as close to life saving as you can get without that actual stamp on it. The quality of her life ... Even just in the past the five days, there was color back in her face immediately and just a lightness about her spirit.
I think just being able to immediately spread joy and love within a day after surgery. I just feel full of life again. I haven't felt that in years.
It's been a journey that has brought me all the way from California to New York City and it was so worth it and I feel so much better than I have with my previous surgery that I had exactly a year ago today.
There aren’t enough stars for Seckin Endometriosis. They deserve 100/ 5. I want to make sure every woman right now who is looking for help, who is looking for a doctor and is scared and confused knows this is where you need to be. It doesn’t matter if you have to come from the other side of the United States or from the other side of the world, I can guarantee it will be worth it. Every member of their…
I’ve seen many obgyns over the years explaining my monthly symptoms during my period...but eventually it became a daily struggle with these pain. It feels like a poke here and there near my right pelvic region. I was given birth control pills for the past ten years but honestly, it didn’t help at all. I was in bed whenever I had my period. I was previously sent to GI doctors for possible appendicitis but it was ruled out from imagings…
Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to him." From the first day I met him he took the time to explain endometriosis to me since I knew…
I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!
I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a low hormone dose anticoncipient pill. My symptoms came back quickly and got worse in a few months’ time. I went…
After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin, I was experiencing almost daily terrible pain to the point where I had difficulty walking, inability to eat, inexplicable weight…
Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well. They were all caring, kind, patient, and took the time to listen to me and explain anything I needed to…