"For 6 years I have been dealing with many painful + unknown health issues. The one that finally got me questioning things was my unexplained infertility at only 22 yrs old, after doing 14 months of treatments and thousands of dollars gone, we decided to stop.
But in the 2 years following treatments everything got so much worse. I was ALWAYS exhausted + fatigued, my stomach hurt every time I ate, and I was chronically bloated to the point it hurt to wear clothes. The pain during ovulation + around my period were so unbearable I was getting panic attacks knowing it was approaching every few weeks. I saw doctors, acupuncturist, chiropractors with no answers. It was becoming harder just to live my life.
Through all of this confusion, we were blessed to adopt our incredible daughter and it healed parts of me I didn’t know needed to be healed. 🙏🏼🤍 But because of the continued strains on my body as a new mom and a business owner, wife, and allllll the many other things, I couldn’t keep up anymore. I finally saw a new specialist who found a 10 mm cyst. After the holidays were over I met with my OBGYN to find out the cyst had grown exponentially and I was rushed into surgery within the week. To my doctors surprise they found stage 4 endometriosis, I had adhesions like taffy all over my abdomen, an endometrioma the size of a cantaloupe on my ovary, with deep infiltrating endo in my bladder. Because of the extent of the endometriosis they had to do a full c-section + recovery took months. It’s now over 3 months since surgery and at times I see glimpses of “normal me” again. But I also know I am only at the beginning of this journey. Because of continued worrisome symptoms, I think another surgery is in the near future...
Finally having an ANSWER was the biggest relief! But in the same breath I feel overwhelmed knowing everything that comes with a chronic illness that has no cure.
BUT finding others dealing with endo + FB groups + amazing Insta accounts has been life-giving!! I’ve learned we can’t go though this alone, It’s too heavy. I am here if you ever need to talk. 🙏🏼
We are stronger together! You are not alone. You are loved. You are worthy of healing. 🤍”