Hello ladies, I’m Annaliese. I’m 20 and I have been fighting the pain of endometriosis since the age of 14. I had my childhood doctor tell me there’s nothing wrong, that it’s normal to miss periods. She also didn’t care about the pain. They put me on the 10-day pill to get my periods started again, which really hurt.
At the age of 18, I finally got sick of getting no answers so I made an appointment with the ob/gyn. That was in September. He told me that day that it was endometriosis. He had me in surgery that November. I didn’t get answers from the surgery, however, because he couldn’t get the camera through because there was way too much scar tissue.
So now I’m dealing with having no period for 15 months, serious pain, the pain of wanting to be a mother and knowing the only way that’s going to happen is getting help from my doctor. The great news is my tubes are open I just need a steady period now and not to live with this everyday pain . But I fight like a girl and I know that someday all of this will be behind me and I will have a beautiful bundle of joy. I will keep everyone posted with updates.
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