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Danyelle’s Story (Endometriosis)

Danyelle's Story (Endo)Since 11 I’ve had horrible pains with my period. I would curl up and literally fall down to my knees when and wherever the pain started. I’m 22 now and just had my second surgery to burn the endometriosis in less then a year. The first time I was in stage 3. I had honestly fought with a gyno ever since my first period telling her time and time again something wasn’t right. She just put me on pre-menopausal pills and patches as well as and Implanon to “regulate” my cycle because I was bleeding constantly. I stayed on Implanon for six years and no surprise nothing changed, I was still in pain constantly. I switched doctors in 2013 and finally found a doctor and I told her something was seriously wrong.

Being engaged and trying to plan a wedding while constantly worrying about not being able to enjoy my big day sucked. Not only had I lost all my friends and confidence, I was worried about bleeding on my wedding dress and not being able to enjoy sex with my husband. Having endo will always hurt physically and mentally. As well as knowing that you could never have kids breaks your heart and puts a billion thoughts in your head. My biggest worry was thinking that my husband wouldn’t want someone whom he couldn’t have a family with. Luckily, I have the most amazing family who has been a wonderful support system. I’ve decided that endometriosis will not define who I am nor will it keep me from living. We are women and we are tough. You can either let something knock you down and stay there or you can get back up and fight it. No it’s not easy, but we are women, we are tough. Endometriosis is no longer a curse it’s a learning experience so I can teach other girls how to live the best they can with the pain they have.

Danyelle
Tennessee
Submitted 05/07/2014

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.

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  1. I know how you feel, it wasn’t until I had a miscarriage and did not realize it until after it happened that I was able to convince my doctor there was something wrong. Keep your head up, just because you have endo doesn’t mean you can’t have children, I know a few women that getting their tube tied or having a c-section is how they found out they had endo. Three are lots of books and websites out that can give you information from treatment options to helping you to get pregnant you just have to do your research.

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