Hi, my name is Patricia and I have Endometriosis, do you? How often do you have pain and someone tell you that there is always something wrong with you or that you’re making a big deal out of it? Well, guess what? you have a serious medical condition, THEY DON’T! so how can they say that when they don’t know what you’re going through? Endometriosis is a disease of the uterus, not a cold that just goes away with over the counter medication.
The thing that most people don’t understand is that this affects the way a person lives. There are many things in my life that I want to do but can’t because this condition prevents me from doing it. I’ve had to drop out of one school and attend somewhere else so that I could be closer to my doctor. I’ve even had to take multiple breaks because I couldn’t bear to even sit through a class. That’s just from the pain, so imagine what it’s like when my period is actually on and I’m bleeding extremely heavy, to the point where I’m losing so much blood that I’m weak.
I have Endometriosis!
Millions of women around the world are dealing with this problem. I’ve had 5 surgeries, but there are women that have had way more. Yet, we are ashamed to talk about it because of the way that people make us feel. Ashamed to even go to our provider because they look at us like we are making it up. How would you feel if your provider told you that you’re making yourself sick? How is that possible? I didn’t realize that I could make myself sick when I am already sick.
Are you frustrated reading this? because I am frustrated just typing this out. For 19 years I have been dealing with the pain and heavy bleeding and for 7 years, since I was diagnosed with this condition, doctors still can’t find a solution. We can take a man and turn him into a female and take a female and turn her into a man, but they can’t find a cure for Endometriosis. Goes to show where their priorities are.