Hi, my name is Ashton, and I’m from Alaska. In August of 2012, I noticed my cramps getting severely worse. By the time February 2013 rolled around, I had been in the emergency room and seen several doctors. My pain was so bad that I couldn’t move, and no test, exam, or ultrasound found anything. My doctor diagnosed me with endometriosis in March of 2013.
I have been on so many different medications to try to control the pain. My doctor has tried to avoid surgery as long as possible, since I was only 17 when I was diagnosed. Well, now it’s getting to the point that I cannot move for 5 days when I have my period. The surgery is planned for August 2015. I have to admit that I’m scared to death. I can regularly feel the pain getting worse and more problems with it every month.
I’m scared that my dream of becoming a mother someday may be hard or impossible to attain. But I know that I have family, friends, an amazing boyfriend who does everything he can, and God to watch my back and help me through this. Fight like a girl, everyone!
UPDATE (8/17/15): A few months ago, I posted about myself. I explained how scared I was about the surgery I was having in August. Well, I just completed the surgery and good news: I don’t have endometriosis! But I do have something called Pelvic Congestive Syndrome, which causes vericose veins inside my uterus and explains all of the symptoms I’ve been having. Thank you so much for the support I received on here and the prayers!
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