My name is Alex, and I have had endometriosis for eight years now. For five of those years, I was undiagnosed. That was an extremely hard time.
I have endured countless hospital and doctor and specialist visits, three laparoscopy’s, multiple medications, and I am now on the hormone replacement drug, Zoladex, as my pain has returned and they are trying to put off performing another surgery. All of this has been through my teenage years, while trying to complete school and keep my full time job, I am now only 20.
I have come to the point now where I have realized that being sad about being sick all of the time is pointless, as this disease doesn’t have a cure, and I can’t achieve the things I want to in life if I’m always feeling down. I have now let the fact that there is no real support or information about this condition empower me to try and spread that info myself and help myself and others in the process.
I have created a Facebook page and blog, the-endo-diaries.com. This was first just a way to vent my problems, but is now so much more. I have received so many messages of support from not only my friend’s and family for creating it but complete strangers too who have shared their stories with me. It means so much to me that I can actually help others, as I know all I wanted when I was in a dark place was someone to talk to who has gone through the same thing.
I am now working towards being an counselor and running a support group for those suffering with endometriosis.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.