I am now 21 and have been diagnosed since I was 18, fighting and searching for answers since I was 15. After countless doctors appointments (over 20 different doctors) and many many tests, I finally found a doctor who would listen and I had a laser laparoscopy where the amount of endometriosis that was found was shocking.
This is such a devastating disease. It’s hard to cope with something so ‘invisible’ when you look just perfect on the outside. I am currently battling to save my right ovary, which is covered in adhesions as well as my intestines, bowels, and stomach.
But through this whole adventure, I have been able to learn so much and meet some amazing girls as well as doctors. I may never be able to have children like I’ve so dreamed of. I may not be able to live a normal life. However I am working to become an advocate for this terrible disease and help bring awareness to girls and doctors alike!
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