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Halie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Halie's Story (Endo)Hi, my names Halie. I’m 19 years old and I was diagnosed with endometriosis in November of this year and was told that there is a slim chance of being able to conceive children. I suffered for nearly a year from pain and cramps. Finally someone believed me when I told them something was wrong and that it wasn’t just “a bad case if menstrual cramps.”

Through my fight to be as strong as I can to win my battle with endometriosis I hope to reach out to the women out there that don’t realize how lucky they are when they are able to have children, it comes easy to them and not all of us will ever get to experience that. I also know how to be someone that the younger generation can look up to and say, “Wow! Look what she overcame.”

Coping with my disease has not been the easiest thing in the world and yes it still makes me tear up to hear that another one of my family members or friends is in the support of my fight, but I have yet to let if defy me and keep me from doing the things I always wanted. I hope my story is able to touch someone out there in the same fight as me because we have to stick together! ๐Ÿ™‚ I may be a young fighter but it won’t get the best of me!

Halie
Texas
Submitted 12/06/2013

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every personโ€™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 personโ€™s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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3 comments

  1. Haile, I am 30 and was diagnosed a year ago. I do have 2 children but my symptoms flared up after my second child was born. You are truly an inspiration for those who fight with this disease every day- me being one of over 100,000 women. Take each day as it comes- be the best person you can be in supporting those who hurt like we do. For those who do not understand, educate and for those who will not understand despite the education provided, don’t allow them to dampen your spirit. Miracles can happen in many different forms. Xoxoxo

  2. I was diagnosed in June. with stage 4. Been told i probably cant have kids has destroyed me. been ttc since september…no one realise how much this can affect a woman or her partner :/

  3. Unfortunately, I know how you feel Halie. I was diagnosed at a much younger age of 14. I also went through several doctors appointments and possible diagnoses before finding out I had endo. I have been told its about a 50/50 chance at this time for me to conceive. This is especially hard for me as I am a pediatric nurse and love children. I cannot imagine not being able to have my own some day.
    I also think being diagnosed younger is harder. As a teenager it is hard to explain to your friends that you just don’t have the energy to go out and have a good time, heck even in my twenties I find it hard to explain. I think the best thing is to keep the ones that support and understand you close. I have found great comfort in reaching out to fellow endo sisters on FB and instagram. I am glad I found this blog as well. It is nice to have people around that truly understand what it is you are going through.

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