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Beckie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Beckie's Story (Endometriosis) LRMy name is Beckie Lamp. I am 34 years old. I have had Endometriosis for 15 years. I had surgeries to clear it out so I could try to have a family. Thankfully I was able to have 3 children. The pain got so bad at times, I couldn’t even take care of my kids. I was finally able to find a doctor that would preform a hysterectomy. Others kept telling me I was too young. Since my hysterectomy I have been pain free.

Beckie
Iowa
Submitted 11-6-11

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.

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3 comments

  1. that is about how old i was when i had mine–almost the same circumstances-excet i was also having my “monthly” visit every other week.
    be very careful f you go on hormone therapy–in september i will be 2 years breast cancer free.
    dont know if it was the hormones-it also runs in the family. just be safe and check yourself, demand a mammo once a year-starting now. that way they can map any changes you might have since beginning hormone therapy (if you do).
    good luck and God bless!
    Lori

  2. Lori, I have the same story as you as well but could not have kids. I just got done fighting breast cancer and im waiting for my reconstructive surgery. Beckie, make sure that the person that is reading your mammogram is certified to do so. I was miss diagnosed and was Stage 3C before I was finally diagnosed by someone who knew what they were looking at. Good Luck and God Bless

  3. I was thirteen yrs old when they found it at stage 2 had four surgeries in three yrs only to find out at 16yrs old that I had stage 4. At 21 they gave me partial and removed a part of small intestines it had become rapped around my colon and progressed upward. They gave me LUPRON, very danerous drug, made me psycotic had to be hospitlized and wait over ninety days b4 they could do anything… I was sent to Brigtam’s and my MD was Dr. Robert kistner who was world renowed and stayed with him for 9 yrs b4 he retired and pasted. He discovered Depo Provera and put me on large doses to keep everything calm. Well at 30 yrs old they found a eggplant size growth in my uterus which led to a total adominal hysterectomy… Ironically abt five years ago I asked my primary careDR. to run an ANA level to see if I had Lupus and it came back positive. I lived thru cancer, pancratic Lupus related growth, tramatic brain injury, multi cross disabled, etc… When I was finnaly had some answers I was forty – five. My primary sent my entire medical records to the same oncologost that I had used b4 and he was also my hematologist he spent two weeks going thru thousands of paperwork only to come back and tell me that I always had Lupus and was very surprised that I had never been tested for it! I HIGHLY RECOMEND EVERYONE TO ASK THEIR OWN md TO CHECK THEIR “ANA LEVEL”!!! Having a autoimmune disease makes everything much harder all the way around. I was never able to have children and my quality of life was the pits. We must be our own advocate, Drs are only people trying to do what they can, insists on the best, it is very important! I love the name of this group but today in my life “I Tight like a Woman”, and darn proud of it. Peace, love and healing to all you beautiful people…Sincerely Kelly Ryan, Massachuetts………….SMILE…OXO

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