Since my last newsletter announcing my retirement, I have received an abundance of emails from prior patients wishing me well in my retirement and expressing their gratitude of how the Botox vaginismus treatment program has helped them recover and changed their lives. I also received many emails informing me of the birth of a child as well as news of a pregnancy.
I have learned of many improved relationships as well as new feelings of confidence, improved self-esteem and being a whole woman. All of this has given me so much meaning to my vaginismus work for the past 10 years.
I also received emails from women who have expressed an interest in treatment during the past few years but have not come forward for treatment for one reason or another. Upon learning of my upcoming retirement, many of these women have scheduled their treatment. Thirty women are now scheduled through the summer of 2015. Some of these women have been in touch with me for three or more years who have been procrastinating about having treatment.
Retirement delayed to early September
I am making plans to delay my retirement date to early September. It is for this reason that if you are interested in having treatment it is important not to delay any longer in making arrangements for treatment as it often takes two to three months before a patient gets scheduled. Time is of the essence at this point. I have a few dates left in August for those who desire treatment. If you are interested please be sure to submit your questionnaire for my complimentary review. I have found that most women are able to effectively make their own diagnosis given the information on the VaginismusMD.com website and by reading my book “When Sex Seems Impossible . . . ” available through our VaginismusMD website or through Amazon.
It is important to understand that the amount of anxiety related to penetration has an impact on the success or failure of treatment. It is for this reason that I stratify the severity of vaginismus to help determine which of the programs have a chance for success. For less severe vaginismus with only mild anxiety, treatments such as psychotherapy (including sex counseling), physical therapy, hypnotherapy, dilation and biofeedback can work. More severe vaginismus with high anxiety to penetration can be effectively treated using the Botox multimodal program under anesthesia, such as the program I developed.
I am blessed with a wonderful career in Plastic Surgery since 1972. I consider one of my major joys to be the treatment of this courageous group of women who have overcome lifelong vaginismus. Please let me hear from you. Time is running out.
For More Information
I urge you to explore our website dedicated exclusively to vaginismus patients on VaginismusMD and our Plastic Surgery website for more information. We also encourage you to sign up for the private VaginismusMD Forum and to introduce yourself, where you can share your questions, concerns, and stories with others coping with the same condition as well as patients who have completed their treatment. It is a wonderful community of women that helps to remove the feeling of isolation that is so common with vaginismus.
We look forward to speaking to you and provide a complimentary phone call to discuss the completed questionnaire.
Peter T. Pacik, MD, FACS