Endometriosis is when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the
womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in
the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at the age of 27, after my third child
was born. Between ovulation and the start of my monthly period, the pain
was excruciating. It was like a knife cutting through my right ovary.
It seems that my organs were webbed together. Sex was very painful as
was simply going to the bathroom. In those years, the only cure was a
hysterectomy or going into menopause.
I guess I was lucky to enter menopause at the early age of 43…that was the
last time I got a period. And then all of a sudden, my period stopped, which
meant I didn’t ovulate and one day all the endometrium pain was gone!
It was never talked about in those years. It just was part of being a woman.
Years later, came a laser treatment that removed the webbing that forms
from endometrial tissue.
And, in 2019, FINALLY They are talking about Endometriosis on TV and
even have medication to help with this very debilitating condition.
After hearing that March is Endometriosis month, I felt compelled to share my experience.
Share your story and let’s keep the conversation going!