I started my period when I was 9 years old. It was the scariest thing that had ever happened to me. Shortly after that, the pain and the bleeding was uncontrollable. My mom was concerned (she and her mother have endometriosis). She took me to the doctor and they just put me on birth control.
After 10 years of suffering, my mom and I convinced my doctor that something needs to be done, so I had surgery. My mom was right, I had endometriosis. After surgery, they started me on Lupron Depot. That was an experience of its own! At this point I was 19. Everything then seemed to get back on track until a year later.
Now, I am back to square one. They think that it has spread to my bladder, due to unable to feel it. This is so embarrassing. I am 21, and I’m wetting my pants! I am now back on the Lupron shot, hopefully this will hold me over for a while. The only thing I care about is one day being able to have children. I know they tell women all the time with the same thing I have that they will never be able to conceive. All I have to do, and I encourage others to do the same, is stay positive!
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