How Long Until People Believed You Had Endo? For me, it was 10 years.

Young pregnant girl fearly closing face with hands, lying on sofa

There is no known cause of Endometriosis and no unique cure. Take a Read, Comment on the Blog to show your Support and Share if you can Relate.

My period started at a very young age. I was honestly in shock, as it started when I was in the 4th grade and only 10 years old. The cramps and pains were excruciating, especially the extreme back pain I would feel for years to come. I was missing so much school due to being sick every month and, worst of all, no one believed me.

Not a single person.

So, I just dealt with it.

Eventually, I had to quit school in the 11th grade because I had a job and just continued to work at different cleaning companies, eventually starting my own at 20 so I could make my own hours. It was more so I could call off work those times where I felt worthless, disgusting like someone had just gutted me and left me for dead, the intense burning and pressure so bad that it felt like I lost circulation to my lower body without having to answer to a boss. I chose to seek out working for compassionate people who can understand my illness if I couldn’t make it work.

During this time in my 20’s, I became pregnant and it was an awful pregnancy… but, in the end, he was happy and healthy. As time went on, I could feel a change in my menstrual cycle – it became a bit more intense in every aspect. Like always, I just dealt with it like I did the previous years.

Four years later, I became pregnant again, another painful pregnancy and it led to me having a baby boy 5 weeks early. This second birth led to me having such excruciating pain that I could no longer bare it. I went in crying to my physician and she sent me to a specialist for Endometriosis.

He did an ultrasound and immediately found a cyst. We scheduled a laparoscopy and it ended with my tubes tied and the cyst removed. They also removed the lesions connecting my stomach to my uterus. After surgery, I felt like hell and way worse than I ever did.

It’s been 10 months since the surgery and I am scheduling a hysterectomy immediately. My periods are longer, I am sick every month (puking as if I were pregnant). It is an awful experience. At least now, people believe me that I have Endometriosis.

For anyone dealing with Endo, please know my heart goes out to you. Stay strong.

There is no known cause of Endometriosis and no unique cure. Take a Read, Comment on the Blog to show your Support and Share if you can Relate.