I just wanted to share a little bit of my story.
Back in 2010 I remember going through so much pain. I had all sorts of tests done along with seeing two doctors. After a scope and colonoscopy, and even having one doctor tell me I didn’t have endometriosis, I was beginning to think I just had to deal with it.
At the end of February 2011 I ended up in the hospital with some extreme pain on my side. After an ultrasound, it was determined I had a massive “chocolate” cyst that had ruptured.
On March 10th, I followed up with the ER doctor. She did an exam and decided we needed to do exploratory surgery.
A week later I went in for my surgery not knowing what would be found. I remember crying to my doctor, telling her I didn’t fear them finding anything. But instead, I feared them not finding a source to my pain.
Hours later I woke up from my surgery. The doctor came in and told me that I had extreme endometriosis. That it had completely engulfed my left ovary which was not able to be saved. They removed the left ovary and some of the endometriosis. I felt much better for a few months and then it went back down hill again. We did another ultrasound to find that the endometriosis had caused more cysts. Birth control was not working to manage it. And it was just too soon for another surgery. So we decided to use the Lupron depot shot.
After six months of that, we are currently back to using just regular birth control since my cysts had shrunk back to nearly non existent. I’m fighting this awful disease with God by my side 100% and the most amazing doctor a girl could be given. Maybe you can share this story and it’ll give another girl inspirtation or hope.
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