I am forever grateful for the support system that has developed through VaginismusMD and our Forum.
What is a Support System?
A support System is a network of personal or professional contacts available to a person or organization for practical or moral support when needed. It is a network of people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance.
Our VaginismusMD Support System consists of myself, my wife Janet, our staff of wonderful caring people, Heather our moderator of the VaginismusMD Forum AND all of our previously treated patients. It is my feeling that this support system is one of the key elements for having such a high success rate in our Botox Treatment Program for vaginismus.
Every day I am on the VaginismusMD Forum reading posts from our users, which are both treated and untreated women. The women who have been treated and who have been successful in overcoming their vaginismus are 100% totally there to encourage and give guidance to the untreated women and the women who have recently been treated but not yet successful.
A perfect example of this support in shown in the following communication from our Forum moderator, Heather. Heather suffered from vaginismus for 15 years, was treated a little over a year ago and achieved intercourse after one week of being treated. Heather is such an advocate for other women suffering from this condition. She is one of the pillars of our support system!
From a woman who is scheduled to have her procedure in a few weeks:
Is there any advice you can give me to help me prepare myself for this procedure before hand. I thought about trying to eat better, wouldn’t hurt if I lost a couple of pounds, anything you suggest would help!!
Heather then responded:
In thinking about specific advice, here are some very helpful tips both pre and post procedure from a few of Dr. Pacik’s previous patients:
Communication: stay connected to your partner through everything – if something hurts or is not comfortable let them know, you don’t want to push it too fast and make your body tense up worse. So, go as slow as you need because the end result will be priceless. Also communicate with the Dr. and staff, they are here to help you and no question is stupid for them. If you have anything on your mind ask and they will guide you, I promise
Stay positive: you can do it! The procedure will change your life.
Stick to the program: Dr. P and his staff will give you tips and a schedule of dilation, keep to it so you stay ahead and keep vaginismus away from you forever.
Stay informed by doing research so you can be as comfortable as possible going into the procedure.
Communicate with those around you as well and the staff at the clinic. Communicate with your partner; they want you to get better as much as you do. Communicate with those around you, vaginismus is nothing to be ashamed of and you never know if someone you know is suffering from the same thing. Dr. P and his staff are there to answer questions and comfort you during this whole process.
Keep a positive mind-set – your life is about to change for good!
Listen carefully to all instructions given by Dr. Pacik and take notes when needed.
Dilate diligently: Put 2 hours aside daily to follow the dilation program.
The Botox Treatment plus Progressive Dilation AND the Support System including the VaginismusMD Forum ALL contribute to the success of overcoming vaginismus. I want to thank everyone involved for a job well done!
If you have any questions about our Botox treatment for vaginismus and progressive dilation under anesthesia, please contact us via our contact us form.