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My Endo surprise 🖤

I got my first period when I was in 5th grade. I was 8 years old. 8. I thought I was dying. I was in so much pain I cried and sat in the hallway the entire day. I skipped the next day. My periods used to be so painful I would boil water and pour it into jugs and lay curled up with them pressed into my stomach so hard I could feel them in my back. I did stretches, I took too many ibuprofen and even scalding hot baths and nothing helped my pain. Well fast forward a few years and I was told I had endo and may never have kids. It broke my heart because my whole life, all I ever wanted to do was be a mommy. Fast forward to age 17 and my boyfriend and I of 3 years got pregnant with our now 7 month old son 🖤 and are expecting baby #2 in November. You can overcome endo. You can do it 🖤 the pain will ease up with exercise and becoming healthy. The swelling does go down and it does get easier. Having baby’s can happen and keep your faith 🖤

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  • Endo Warrior moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi @jojop18, what a lovely story! I, too, was told my endometriosis would make it hard, even impossible to conceive and I now have two children. Thank you for sharing your message of hope!
    Christina (team member)

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    9 months ago

    Dear @jojop18 thank you so much for sharing your experience with this community. Your words are full of positivism and hope, and we need a bit of that 🙂 – Jessie (team member)

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