My Endo story is very long, so I will try to keep it short. Regular doctors and ObGyns will tend to ignore your complaints and not do anything except put you on bcp to regulate your cycle. After many years of severe pain, my ObGyn did a lap and removed a ton of Endometriosis from everywhere. She said it was the worst case she had seen and labeled me Stage IV. She told me I needed a Hysterectomy. I insisted on seeing a specialist.
I went to an awesome Gyno Endocrinologist in Akron, Ohio. I wasn’t ready to have kids because I hadn’t found my husband yet. He did 3 surgeries through the years and many treatments including Lupron which, for me, was amazing!
Unfortunately, after all of this, we attempted to conceive and did many tries with fertility drugs and were unsuccessful. I had a radical Hysterectomy in 2007. Last year I had to have my appendix removed (emergency surgery) because of appendicitis and appendic endometriosis. I feel so much better since the H surgery but sad about no kids, although, my husband has been awesome. And the only thing I would change would be going to the specialist sooner.
Use a gratitude journal, it helps so much! We all have plenty to be thankful for…it changed my life after my surgery! Thank you all for sharing your stories! So glad I found you and this site! Xxoo
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