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Hello, I’m Twymosha, and I’ve been a victim of endometriosis since I was 16 years old. I’m now 27. At the age of 26, I had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. Why? Well, I have no children. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 26 – my uterus, my tubes, my cervix, and my ovaries are all GONE…
Having endometriosis affected a lot of my life goals. One is the most important to have children. My diagnosis affects my mental health in lots of ways to know that I wouldn’t ever be able to bear a child, a child of my own. That makes me very emotional. I can’t watch a video or show or anything dealing with babies. I would be happy for someone then I automatically get depressed. Having endometriosis affected my body tremendously! The pain that it causes is unbearable. Physically it takes over your entire body from head to toes. I couldn’t walk most of the time, and I was always drained and tired.
Before my diagnosis of endometriosis, I noticed so many unusual signs in my body, like the bleeding. I would bleed unexpectedly, and I wouldn’t even be on my menstrual. My sex life definitely changed because it was always painful and I would also bleed during. Developing habits over time was really hard for me. No matter what I did, my health didn’t get any better at any time. From the age of 16, all the test ran and all the lab work, things just got worse over the years.
In 2015, I had my very first D&C which is a surgery to scrape the uterus to stop the bleeding. That didn’t work. During the year 2017, I had three surgeries – one removing one of my ovaries because it had grown over 11 cysts on my right ovary. Doctors had to take it out, but that didn’t help because once the right ovary was removed, the endometriosis found another organ to attack which was my left ovary. Over time my life had changed. I stopped hanging out. I gave up on having kids because I just felt like my life was over. Imagine doctors telling you over and over we can’t do the surgery because you are too young, or you don’t have kids!
A lot of people don’t understand what toll endometriosis can have on a woman’s body. For years I suffered. I’ve had over ten different doctors until it got severe and there’s was nothing else to do but have a hysterectomy. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to come face to face with. Learn more about me and my story. I would love to speak with women suffering from this condition. It’s not something to go through alone.