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Michelle’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Michelle's Story (Endo) Hello my name is Michelle. I am a 39 year old woman with stage 4 endometriosis. I had my surgery two weeks ago to remove my uterus, cervix, ovaries, etc, only to find upon waking up that they were unable to remove my ovaries. The disease was so bad they were now attached to my hip bones. The disease had destroyed my colon and reeked havoc on my liver. All of which had to be redone. All the while many doctors before had told me I was fine and maybe I was depressed. I was being given every antidepressant known to man. I knew my body was in constant pain. I found an excellent gynecologist, and he went to work. I have no health insurance so all this had to be done with donations and my doctor willing to do some of it for free. I had three weeks of healing from this surgery and it’s on to the hips. I have an oncologist who will be performing this surgery on both hips because he is trained to remove deeply rooted masses off bones. This has been a long hard battle. Sometimes I have wanted to throw my hands in the air and say I’m crazy. But if you’re a woman you know your body. Stand up and make someone listen to you!!! I have a long road ahead of me but I have been blessed beyond words with a beautiful bunch of friends you stand beside me no matter what.

Michelle
United States
Submitted 6-30-2013

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4 comments

  1. Sending prayers your way, I also have endometrosis and I know how it is when the doctors do not listen…. wishing you lots of luck
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  2. God Bless you … your story is inspiring to me, you seem like a very strong woman and i cant imagine how much pain and suffering you are going through .. I just wanted to let you know that i am praying for you and hope everything works out , and you have no more pain or suffering .. God Bless you:-)

  3. Keep fighting Michelle. I’m stage 4 as well and facing a 3rd surgery. Glad you are getting the help you need finally!

  4. I ,also, have Endo. Keep fighting! You’re so strong!

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