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My struggles with Endo

I’m a 45yr old mother of 5 that suffers from endometriosis. I was diagnosed with endo in my early 20s and was already in stage 2 of it. Drs told me I would never have kids. The worst thing a women could of ever hear. I was fortunate enough to birth 3 lovely children, and ended up adopting 2 others. I’m now in the 4th stages of this illness and doctors are wanting to do a full hysterectomy. A year ago in April I found out that my 15yr old daughter is in the late first stages of endo. She went through a year in a half of pain before we finally found it. I am just glad that there is support out there for women that are suffering this illness. It is a horrible thing we have to go through and it is hard to explain to people that don’t have it. I just want to say to all you women and young ladies out there that are suffering from this, you all are strong women and my prayers go out to you.

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Comments

  • Endo Warrior moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi @wiley13, thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so happy to hear you were able to conceive despite the bad news from the doctor, your family sounds lovely. I am sorry to hear your daughter has been diagnosed with endometriosis as well, but it’s encouraging that she didn’t have to go too long without a diagnosis, as now she can get the help she needs.

    There are a few articles about having a hysterectomy that may help you in your own journey.

    https://endometriosis.net/living/why-hysterectomy/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/hysterectomy-part-1/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/hysterectomy-part-2/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/hysterectomy-recovery/

    Hope all goes well. Christina (team member)

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    6 months ago

    @wiley13 thank you so much for your sharing your story and those wonderful words of encouragement. For patients like me, it means a lot to read things like this… it gives me so much hope. I’m also happy to read that your daughter is now able to receive treatment for this disease. I hope she can get some relief. All my love and admiration to you both. – Jessie (team member)

  • Pam Kingsland moderator
    6 months ago

    @Wiley13, thank you so much for sharing your journey and for your kind words, it is very much appreciated! I’m so happy to hear of your lovely family. You’re right, it is a horrible thing to go through, and so many people just don’t understand. That’s why we need to keep speaking out and sharing our stories! Please know we’re here for both you and your daughter and please keep us updated on how you’re doing. Stay strong! Thinking of you both – Pam (team member)

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