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Sarah’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Endometriosis StoriesEver since I started high school I used to get really bad heavy and painful periods. It meant having to have time off school every month because I was in too much pain. It got to the point where it got so bad and I had to see my doctor numerous times the doctor told me that it was normal and nothing to worry about. I spent that year on the pill and tried different pain relief, but nothing really seemed to work. This time I thought I had had enough of not being able to get out of bed and vomiting because the pain was so bad.

My mum took me to a different doctor about three years later where they told me that there was a possibility that I could have endometriosis. I was scared out of my skin. The doctor referred me on to a gynaecologist where he performed a laparoscopy the same year. Stage 2 endometriosis was found and removed by excision surgery. At the same time he had to remove my appendix because it was very inflamed and I had appendicitis. Over the last few years I have still been in pain but I have been fighting like a girl by remaining with my study and doing the things that I love like skiing and looking after animals. This disease has made me a stronger person, but I continue to fight and am due for my next surgery soon.

Sarah
New Zealand
Submitted 07/29/2013

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 article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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