Endometriosis story

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Stress caused by endometriosis

by Kate
(Bonaire, GA)

When I first got married I was 20 and shortly after I was having horrible pain on my left side one night. It was so terrible my husband took me to the hospital.

That is when they told me something had come back on my ultrasound but they couldn't tell me any more. After 9 long hours I went home.

Well I just pushed it aside as everything got worse. I had pain all month long and I couldn't work out or lift anything. Well since January I had to get it taken care of. For the longest time I was scared it was cancer being that my father is a cancer survivor.

I had just got my new insurance and made an appt with a specialist. The lady had no clue how to do her job. She was horrible so I went to my family doctor who then sent me to a surgeon.

He then sent me to a get a cat scan as he thought it was a hernia. Well everything came back clear. Finally I went to see a new obgyn and he told me that he believed I had endometriosis, i was comletply shocked!

My biggest worry was I couldn't have kids as my husband and I want kids later on. I now have a laparoscopy schedule later this month, and now I have to look into ivf treaments if it is much worse than thought.

i just can't take it anymore because the thought I could never have children is killing me and I am almost to the point where I wont go through anything.

The reason my husband and I have not tried to have kids is because I am too busy putting my self through school. This has made my symptoms so much worse because of the stress I deal with. Having to work to put my self through school then busting my ass through school.

And now the fact that I might not have kids just seems to make everything pointless to me and I just can't except that or cope with it...

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