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Eden’s Story (Endometriosis, Ectopic Pregnancy)

Eden EndometriosisI never realised how many people in the world have been diagnosed with endometriosis. It is something that no one can or will ever understand who hasn’t physically been through it themselves. The pain and the discomfort. No one understands.

At the age of 17, I fell pregnant. I had an ectopic pregnancy. Being my first ectopic pregnancy, they removed my right Fallopian tube. I then fell pregnant 4 months later. After going through what I went through, I knew to keep my baby. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and I later on found out I had more compilations than I thought during my pregnancy. For most woman who have what I have, their pregnancies only survive up to 25 weeks. My daughter is a miracle baby.

I fell pregnant 3 more times after her, having 3 more ectopic pregnancies. No one could give me answers. I don’t know whether the hospitals didn’t do their jobs right. I should have looked after my body. That’s what I kept saying. They gave no reason for my ectopic pregnancies. I had 4 operations and a shot of methotrexate. My egg ruptured 7 days after my methotrexate shot, so I was rushed into emergency surgery. At the age of 21, I had my last tube removed. I was heartbroken and shattered. I could no longer conceive naturally. My pain still progressed, even though they said that they had fixed my problem. It wasn’t until a year later, at the age of 22, when they told me I have endometriosis and a septate uterus. I had an operation in Jan. 2014 which I thought would be my last. I’m now returning tomorrow to get my 6th operation. Half of my organs are stuck together. They don’t move. This is my last hope of ever being able to have the chance to do in vitro fertilsation. I have polyps on my uterus which they are going to remove and clean any endometriosis away that has regrown. I’ll be getting the Mirena put in. This is my last hope. If this doesn’t work, I will be having a hysterectomy at the age of 23.

For 6 years my body has gone through so much. My body is tired. But finding this page has really helped me. I’m not alone. So many other woman are going through exactly what I am going through. It’s heartbreaking that it’s more common that I ever thought. I wish you all the very best in your journeys through whatever you are battling. I hope you all beat it. My advice, never stop asking questions and keep pressuring them. You know your body, and you know when something’s wrong. Don’t give up the fight, ladies. xx

Submitted 10/26/2014

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. mo

    Thanks for sharing your story. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 1988 when I was 36. I already had two babies, but wanted more. After the ectopic I miscarried, and then I had a hysterectomy due to endomeitriosis in 1991. Painful and heartbreaking for both of us. I hope your surgery went well, and you are recovering fast.

  2. Becky Mathes

    I have had two ectopic pregnancies, both in the same tube, so luckily I still had one of my tubes and had a healthy baby in 2006. I have been pregnant 5 times, and have had two live births.
    Praying for you and your family!

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