Because Adenomyosis is NOT Good Enough!

BenQ Medical Center, Nanjing, China
BenQ Medical Center, Nanjing, China

I went to BenQ hospital today. I haven’t got my uterus checked up for more than a year now. I totally forgot. I kept delaying to go to the hospital, waiting until I got no pain at all. And when that time came, I forgot about it because I had to catch up with the chores that I have left behind while I was in pain. The same cycle repeats until 16 months later, which is today.

I took a subway to go to the hospital. It was a sunny but a very cold day. Well, it’s winter, I couldn’t expect it was sunny and warm😬 Overall… pretty nice day.

The hospital was pretty quiet compares to the normal day. Today is Sunday and it’s Chinese New Year holiday.

I met a new gynecologist, surprisingly she speaks a little bit English. She sent me to get an ultrasound on the second floor. No queues at all at the gynecological sonogram room, the technician also checked my uterus thoroughly, no rush at all. Hospitals in China usually very busy, the checking process usually seems rushed, but not today.

After 10 minutes waiting, I got the result.

What a wonderful day for Ellie! Now I have Adenomyosis, fibroid, and chocolate cysts. Yep, because Adenomyosis is not good enough! A warrior needs more medical conditions, more pain to hold. Isn’t that right, God?

My current uterus size is 85x81x89mm, it’s bigger than my last scan in October 2016, which was 70x61x69mm. I kinda knew that my uterus grew bigger because all of my jeans didn’t fit anymore a few months ago, meanwhile, my weight is about the same. But I’ve never thought that I will have fibroid and chocolate cysts. My last ovaries reading was normal. Well.. not anymore…

My gynecologist told me to take a  blood test so they can check something related to the cysts and the risk for ovarian cancer. I will get the result in two days.

I felt sad after receiving that bad news. I walked towards a waiting room where not many people around. I cried.

Not long after that my husband called, he asked me how’s the result? I delivered the bad news while crying. I could hear his voice breaking. He asked me whether I want him to pick me up at the hospital. I said no, I want to take a walk for quite awhile on the way home.

Well, it’s a sad day for Ellie today. I don’t feel angry to God anymore. I just feel sad and tired…

6.95 KM Walk!


I took a long walk today to a sporting goods store, the total distance is 6.95 km or 4.3 miles 😁😁😁 Im so proud of my self! 

I’m thinking to try to jog again, I stopped to jog long time ago because it caused my period pain more painful. My pain was lessen these last 2 months, So I want give jogging another shot. Another reason is because my stomach fat getting bigger this summer, I have been so lazy on summer holiday 😆😆😆 I will start tomorrow, I hope I won’t feel any pain… My uterus, please be kind to me 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Btw, I took some pictures along the way to the sporting goods store today and I want to share it with you all… Enjoy!

Decathlon Sporting Goods Store
Street Cleaner

Cleaning Day

On the way to my new apartment

– May Cycle Day 11 –

Yesterday I went to my apartment to clean it. I was shocked that it was so dirty. The previous tenant just left the apartment a couple days ago but the condition of the apartment seemed like it has never been cleaned for years. Seriously, there were spider web, the dust were very thick and it was everywhere. The previous tenant was a smoker, there were cigarettes butts everywhere. The bathroom condition were also terrible. The kitchen also very dirty. It’s so gross! How could a human being live in that kind of situation? 🤢 I’ve rent 3 different apartments while I live in China, and this is the worst cleaning project I’ve ever encountered. 😤

I took ibuprofen in the morning to make sure I can do physical work, and it worked. I did the first dusting, it took me hours. I even forgot to have lunch.

Today me and my husband will go there to do secondary cleaning. Mostly will be dusting and wiping windows and furniture. I’m ordering electric floor scrubs to clean the bathroom and the kitchen, so I’ll need to wait until it has arrived. We will also need to install shower curtain and water blocker. The current bathroom doesn’t have it. So when you take shower everything will be wet! I know some houses in China are like that. My first apartment in China had that kind of wet bathroom and it sucked! 

We decided to move out because the current apartment is a studio apartment, a bit too small for us. We have so many junks! 😆😆😆 The second reason is because we live in a very busy building, going up and down the elevators could be a very frustrating experience. Especially when many Chinese people don’t know how to queue! The third reason is the bathroom. I don’t know how the builder did the piping, but every evening there would be a stinky smell comes out of the sink and the drain holes. It smells like poo! 🤢🤢🤢 Those are more than enough reason to move out of this place.

Our new apartment building is older than our current. It’s difficult to get 2 bedrooms apartment in a new building at downtown Nanjing, at least not in our budget ranges 😆😆😆. We are lucky to get this one. We just need to clean it and makes it our new home. The previous tenant made sure we have to work hard for it. Dang gross woman!

No pictures of the new apartment will be uploaded today, not when it looks super dirty! 😆😆😆

Pain checker:

I had rectum and lower back pain this morning (2/10). I had taken 1 ibuprofen to relieve it.

Update:

We didn’t go to the new apartment. We will go tomorrow, maybe 😜