My name is Charly and I’m 24-years-old. I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 16 after my lap sugery and was told I would never have kids, not something that most 16-year-olds hear. Well, after that I was mostly pain-free for 6 months. I tried 4 different types of birth control pills to supress the endo. When that failed, I had the depo shot 2 weeks before my 18th birthday, which was awful! I don’t do well with hormones.
Well, by the grace of God, six months later I found out I was pregnant. I never thought I could have kids. After my daughter was born, my endometriosis got worse. I had my period for 6 months straight except for stopping a couple days, here and there, so I got an IUD which didn’t help.
After trying everything to stop it, I had no choice but to have my uterus & cervix removed at the age of 20. Now, after all that, I still hurt all the time and have complex cysts every couple months. Most of the time, I can’t even make love to my husband who has stood by me since I was 17. This disease has wore me down. I’m ready to schedule another lap surgery to try and remove more and, hopefully, have some relief.
Thanks for letting me share my story. I feel alone in this battle most days. I don’t know anyone else who has it. God bless ya’ll and thank you.
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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.