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Jessica’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Jessica's Story (Endo)I was diagnosed with stage 2 endometriosis when I was 15 years old. I have gone through so much in my battle against endo.

Now I’m 18, and since my diagnosis I’ve had three surgeries in three years. I have taken multiple birth control pills, and the Lupron shot. The shot put me through a hell of a menopause, all my hair fell out, and I weighed only 95 lbs. Through all of this, I’ve been in constant blinding pain.

Now I have stage 4 endometriosis. I’ve still not been able to find relief, and it’s affecting my life greatly. I can’t work, can’t go to college, and even daily activities are a trial.

I hope to one day be pain free, even if I can’t have children. I’ve been in so much pain for so long. :/

Jessica
Kentucky
Submitted 1-5-2013

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4 comments

  1. So sad you have suffered like this. I had bad endo, lots of pain and doctors that were just plain stupid. I had a surgery to clean everything up and then a year later had a total hysterectomy. It did alleviate the pain for me. I am one of the lucky ones. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. I also had Endo it was horrible.
    Thank you for sharing your story.
    I hope thing improve soon for you.

  3. My wife was diagnosed with endo when we met. It was a very hard thing for me to tackle. I was with her for 6 months when her doctor told me I should think about kids soon. What was I supposed to feel. I hadn’t even thought about marriage yet. It was something I had to think about. I of course stood by her. She had two laparoscopies on her ovaries and uterus. We weren’t sure if she would ever get pregnant. After we were married in 97. She stopped any birth control she was on. She became pregnant within 4 months. We were so happy. But it was short lived. She lost the baby 2 months later. We started trying again as soon as we possibly could. Low and behold she got pregnant again almost instantly. It was a very hard pregnancy for her. Twice we thought she had miscarried. So she was on her back most of the time. At one point I wanted to sting her up by her feet so gravity would kick in. Ha Ha. By a miracle our son Joseph was born August 98. We wanted to try and have another, but her doctor was against it. After what she went through with Joe. He felt it would do to much damage to her. So he had her have a hysterectomy. She was young and we were upset, but we knew it was the right thing to do. Just like I knew when he told me I should think about becoming a father. I(we) made the right choice. Good luck Jessica. I hope you find someone that will stand behind you. Miracles do happen!

  4. Hi I too have it and have had surgery three years ago I am currently awaiting to see if it back as am in constant pain. I am at a loss and wondering if anyone else has had any similar symptoms where there body swells all over and you hold extra fluid with it?? I also getting really dizzy all the time

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