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Ruby’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Ruby's Story (Endo) I found out that I had endometriosis when I was 23 years old. I am now 28, so I have been fighting it for five years. There are days that I just want to crawl into bed and cry. Sometimes the pain is so bad that I can barely walk. The pain never really goes away. Everyday I have pain shooting down my back and both legs. I have had two surgeries to remove cysts on my ovaries. The last surgery they removed my left ovary completely.

I was always told that I could not have children. Even though I have step-children, I so badly wanted a child of my own. Even through the pain, I found that I am blessed. In July 2012, I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl Ella.

Sometimes staying positive is extremely hard, but it is all you have to get you through the day. It’s hard when people don’t understand and think I am being lazy. It’s a battle I fight every day. My biggest fear is that Ella will develop endometriosis. When it is all said and done, you have to live each day. I may be in pain but my baby, and my hubby keep me going. Stay positive and strong, we are strong, no matter what we go up against.

Ruby L
North Carolina
Submitted 6-18-2013

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.

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