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Phillece’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Phillece's Story (Endometriosis) LRSometimes it’s so hard for me to even get out of bed due to the pain of endometriosis. It is, by far, the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. Sometimes I feel as though I just want to rip out my uterus just to stop the pain. It truly affects every part of your life. It basically controls you in a way. Many people say that they have control over their condition and that their condition doesn’t have control over them, but the way I see it, if you have to cancel appointments and stay in bed or take medication just to get through the day, it truly has control over you.

Sometimes my pain is so bad it hurts to breathe. I sometimes find myself gasping for air and crying uncontrollably to the point I have anxiety attacks back to back. There are days I can get up and get dressed and walk out the door perfectly fine but then one wrong move from me getting into my car, and my day takes a sudden shift. There have been many days I prayed for death, just for the pain to stop. I cried and cried and pleaded with God to take the pain away. I couldn’t take it another day, living like this, not knowing how or when it would strike up. I felt like a helpless child balled up on the bathroom floor doing all I could to fight through the pain.

My mom and my brother and sister were my only source of some type of sanity. They sat with me throughout the night and helped me every way they could, never leaving my side for more than a few minutes. I felt really bad many days that they had to take care of me because of my pain. Sometimes it would get so bad and unbearable, I couldn’t control my body. There have been many days that I urinated on myself from the pain and many vomiting sessions. Many nights and mornings I army-crawled to the bathroom because I couldn’t walk at all. It becomes crippling on some days, but with much prayer and inner strength, I push through it and do my best to put the best on the outside even though I want to give up on the inside.

I’ve missed out on so much due to my condition, and even my job has become hard for me, because my condition has put a strain on not only my body but my emotional state. But everyday I wake up and I pray for strength just to make it through the day, and whether in pain or just emotionally drained, my God gets my praise in all things, because I know that he will put no more on me than I can bear, because the Joy of the Lord is my STRENGTH!!!!!!

Phillece
United States
Submitted 4-3-13

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3 comments

  1. As someone who was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 12, I completely understand what you wrote. I wish I could say that being diagnosed so early in my life has provided relief but it hasn’t. At this point I feel hopeless often but because of my faith and my support system I keep going. I am always available if you need a listening ear

  2. kathleen sinanan

    I hear an feel your every I have been suffering for more than 15 yrs I have been tru it all an still battling I pray for contiued strenght for u…

  3. Phillece.let me just start off by saying you are a remarkable young lady.why? simply because you have not allow the pain to dictate who you are and to determine where you are going.evidence that you are purpose.young lady I am a 16 year Endo fighter,my story is so similar to yours.I have been fighting this debilitating disease or teen years to have a three-time cancer scare developed and have been diagnosed with IC. I have had 9procedures do to this disease,however my sickness which I don’t like to call it only made me realize one of the most valuable things–simply to appreciate it. I too was fortunate enough to share my story & inspire others with & through Fight like a girl. Please, if you are on Facebook look me up (LaQuanda Hart) or email me at Quanda410@gmail.com..I would love speak with you.I have started the power to push project also I am the founder of laquanda pushing for an ENDometriosis cure.real sister here raising awareness also I will be off part of something great happening for endometriosis fighters.so please do make contact with me um I can give you a little more detail history about who LaQuanda Hart is. May God bless you. Stay motivated, Be encourage and keep pushing pass your circumstances. Troubles don’t ladt always–I’m a witness. Speal life into your situations. Declare&Decree what you desire.

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