I found out at the age of 25 that I had stage IV endometriosis. It was discovered through lap surgery. I was so afraid because I had been battling this pain since I was about 14. I went to doctor after doctor, and no one had a clue of what was wrong with me, except that I had really bad cramps. But on March 18, 2011 my life changed forever, when they found an answer.
In dealing with having stage IV endometriosis, I’ve had many ups and downs, and many friends and coworkers turned there backs on me. A lot of people around me said that it was all in my head and that I was faking my pain. It hurt me really bad because I was a hard worker and very loyal to my friends. For my condition to bother them in such a way that they began to turn on me was unreal.
But through all the tears, fear and pain I felt, I began to do a lot of research on my condition and found a great support group I have via twitter and Facebook and the Fight Like a Girl Website. It’s so good to be able to talk to women and young girls that are going through the same pain.
I’ve just had my second surgery for endometriosis and I’m still in recovery but I thank God for my support of family and my endo sisters because without you I wouldn’t have anyone that I could talk to and share my experience with.
I Love you all..stay strong #teamfightlikeagirl
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.