Mary's Endometriosis Journey

I am four months post op with Dr. Seckin. I just re read my journey pre op and I truly realize how much my life has changed in these few months. I can confidently say the surgery was a huge…

I am four months post op with Dr. Seckin. I just re read my journey pre op and I truly realize how much my life has changed in these few months. I can confidently say the surgery was a huge success. Remembering how much pain I was in everyday seems unreal now. I would say it took about 2 - 3 months after surgery for me to really see how big the difference is. I started pelvic floor physical therapy about a month after surgery which really helped me understand the healing process and what exactly was happening in my body. My last 3 periods since surgery have been a bit rough pain and length wise but I was assured they would get better and I trust they will. I don’t have too much pain in between periods now which is a huge difference from before.

Mentally I feel 100% better. I can think more clearly, I’m so much more motivated in all aspects of my life. I feel more present during family and friend functions and in work situations. That alone is the biggest blessing I could ask for. I didn’t realize how unmotivated I was until I wasn’t in pain every day. It’s hard to think about anything else when you’re in that much pain and bleeding constantly. Looking at it now, I feel like I was in this terrible endo bubble for the past 5years and it completely controlled my life even when I thought I was in full control.

I am able to work mostly pain free again (without heating pads and pain killers) and even want to take the next steps to further my career. Although this seems like a normal thing for a person in their 20’s to do, I wasn’t able to think about any of that because I was sick all the time. It’s sad when I think about how much time of my life was wasted in the diagnostic stages; however I feel extremely lucky to be out of this nightmare because I know there are so many women still going through it and will for a very long time.

 I am forever grateful to Dr. Seckin for giving me my life back. This disease is very ugly and although I always used to say, “It could always be worse” I know first-hand now that it can also be so much better.  I think it’s very important for all women going through this to know you do not have to do this alone because in its darkest stages it can feel extremely lonely and hopeless but there are people out there who can and are willing to help you.  Thank you Dr. Seckin.

Mary M.


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  • Winnie Chan

    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…

  • Rachel Grobman

    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…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    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!

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    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…

  • Grace Larsen

    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,…

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    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.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!