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Latoya’s Story (Endometriosis)

Latoya's Story (Endometriosis)Hello my name is Latoya. I’m 27 years old. I have stage 4 endometriosis. I have been through five surgeries due to cysts in my ovaries, removal of my appendix, and tubes being cut and burned due to having a hydrosalpinx, which is a distally blocked Fallopian tube filled with serous or clear fluid.

I have been through a lot from having to take all types of medications to going through a lot of pain. I raised money selling awareness bracelets and started my first IVF cycle, which didn’t succeed due to poor egg quality. Having to hear that took a lot of me to deal with, along with other issues I have been going through.

I often feel lost as to what I should do. I wanna keep trying but IVF is so much money. I often wanna talk to someone but there is no one I know that understands. Everywhere I look someone is pregnant. My mom had endometriosis but after having four kids she had a hysterectomy done. I currently just got a call from the doctor in regards to a cyst on both of my ovaries. From the results of my MRI it looks like I needed to have another surgery. I cried hearing the news. I feel like I have no hope and I am unsure of what to do. All I can think about is to keep trying and continue to pray that a miracle/blessing comes my way.

Latoya
Pennsylvania
Submitted 11/08/2013

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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2 comments

  1. I pray for u all the time

  2. Stay strong girl!! I got diagnosed is August and have been having a hard time ever since. I found someone else who had it and started talking to her about everything and it helped both of us a little to be able to talk to someone else going through the same or similar thing. It helped emotionally. Just remember everything happens for a reason and I look at it as we woman are stronger than others. Good luck in your future. I will be praying for you!

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