Endometriosis Love is...

Endometriosis Love is...

Love is staying in, instead of going out.

Love is venturing into the night to replace a broken heating pad at a 24-hour drug store, 30 miles away.

Love is take-out dining and canceling long awaited reservations with gentle compliance.

Love is bringing home emergency chocolate.

Love is patiently explaining to family and friends that the pain & fatigue are real, time and time again.

Love is declining events and parties at the last minute without fuss.

Love is gladly stopping to use the restroom 4 times during a 2 hour car ride.

Love is saying scars are sexy.

Love is being okay with snuggling, when anything more intimate seems painful and terrifying.

Love is never making your partner feel weak or guilty.

Love is also eating gluten and dairy free.

Love is worry, fear and uncertainty.

Love is crying together through loss and infertility.

Love is a knowing glance across a room during a public pregnancy announcement.

Love is holding hands through seemingly endless doctor visits.

Love is being there for countless procedures, tests and anxiously waiting for results.

Love is long, tearful kisses goodbye before lonely walks to the waiting room/operating room.

Love is hoping and praying for good news from surgeons.

Love is seeing your partner unconscious, green and ghostly-white and hoping she’ll be okay.

Love is wondering what you would ever do without her.

Love is holding a vomit bucket and rinsing it out repeatedly.

Love is helping to maneuver a catheter bag and IV stands.

Love is helping to shower, dress and feed.

Love is engaging in more conversations about poo than you ever imagined.

Love is long tearful hugs of despair and endless encouragement.

Love is understanding the anxiety and depression that comes with being ill.

Love is one day at a time.

Love is helping to heal.

Love is being there for many surgeries and knowing there could be more.

Love is trying to be brave, while always worrying.

Love is late night emergency room visits and advocating to ridiculous medical professionals.

Love is wanting to take all of the pain away, but accepting you have little to no control over it.

Love is sometimes just being present in a quiet, gentle way.

Love is always accepting where your partner is at, at that given time and knowing it can change in an instant.

Love is faith in the relationship during difficult times.

Love is being grateful for the good times.

Love is coming to terms with trading in dreams of the past and sharing excitement in revised hopes for the future.

Love is accepting that even with the best care, endometriosis is a chronic illness with no cure.

Love is knowing that even with all of the challenges and losses, you feel incredibly lucky and will never meet a stronger, more beautiful, more loving woman.

Casey Berna is a patient of Dr. Seckin’s and an endometriosis and infertility counselor and advocate. To learn more about her story and her practice go to www.CaseyBerna.com.  If you are a patient of Dr. Seckin’s and want to share your story please contact Casey at casey@drseckin.com

Our office is located on 872 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065.
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    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

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    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…

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    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

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    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

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    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

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    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

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    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

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    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

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    Fast forward 5 years to find out incidentally I had a failing kidney. My left kidney was only functioning at 18%. During this time, I was preparing all my documents to send to Dr. Seckin to review. However, with this new information I put everything on hold and went to a urologist. After a few months, no one could figure…

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    I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Seckin and his team before, during and after my surgery. I came to Dr. Seckin having already had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis 5 years prior, with a different surgeon. My symptoms and pain had returned, making my life truly challenging and my menstrual cycle unbearable. Dr. Seckin was quick to validate my…

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    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…

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    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…