I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 20. I’d spent almost 8 years fighting with my parents. The pain I was feeling WAS real. I wasn’t faking the curled up, rolling aroung on the floor type pain. And birth control didn’t help control my pain.
One month after I was diagnosed in June 2011 I had a laparoscopy done. The doc said it was the worst case he’d seen in years and he took plenty of pictures, some of which I was able to keep. He also said I would never be finished with it. I’ve been on lupron depot since October. Sometimes I wanna hang myself. Sometimes I wanna hang my boyfriend. But that’s just the shot talking. He’s been amazing through this all. He goes to all of my doctor’s appointments and reminds me to take my medicines because the shot also makes me very forgetful.
One sticky ovary and two lupron shots later, I am one week and one day away from having another laparascopic procedure done, this time to detach my ovary from my pelvic wall and my colon. I’m nervous as all hell, but I know that I’ll make it through this all. I have amazing friends and amazing family. They’ll help me make it through this. But in the meantime, I cuddle with my stuffed ovary that my best friend got me (it’s in the picture) and pray my heart out that everything will turn out okay.
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