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Never expected it!

I was diagnosed at 38, I knew exactly what it was, but of course you never think it’ll be me. Long story short, I was having ridiculous cramps, gyno doc gave me a low dose birth control pills and an anti depressant. It persisted. Finally my wonderful female PCP realized it could be endo. After some ultrasounds, we discovered fibroids, which continued to grow, leading me to a good gyno doc that is more than happy to do my hysterectomy. That’s in the works. Mind you, I’m 40 had my tubes tied 11 years ago so I thought troubles were over down there, lol… but this is just a reminder to all- keep asking! It may be unnoticed but be persistent it’s especially prevalent in African American women which I never knew. So I hope the hysterectomy helps but I know I’ll be dealing with this forever but we’re strong, we got this!! This website is a God send and I hope it helps everyone. I share it all the time… you’re not CRAZY AND YOU’RE NOT ALONE!!

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  • Pam Kingsland moderator
    9 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, @jamiert!! What a great reminder to KEEP FIGHTING, and even if it feels like it, we aren’t alone in this fight. I hope your surgery goes well and recovery is quick. Please keep us updated on how you’re doing!! We’re all here for you!! – Pam (team member)

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