Living with Endometriosis is more than just a medical condition; it’s a daily battle against pain, uncertainty, and misunderstanding. Hi, I’m Patricia, and I want to share my journey with Endometriosis with you.
My Endometriosis Story
I have Endometriosis. Do you? How often do you have pain and someone tells 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! Endometriosis is a disease of the uterus, not a cold that just goes away with over-the-counter medication. This condition affects the way a person lives profoundly.
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 closer so that I could be close 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. Imagine what it’s like when my period is on and I’m bleeding extremely heavily, to the point where I’m losing so much blood that I’m extremely weak. Millions of women around the world are dealing with this problem. I’ve had 8 surgeries, but some women 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 were making yourself sick? How is that possible? I didn’t realize that I could make myself sick when I was already sick. Are you frustrated reading this? Because I am frustrated just typing this out.
For 24 years I have been dealing with the pain and heavy bleeding and for 12 years, since I was diagnosed with this condition, doctors still can’t find a solution/cure. 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.
Breaking the Silence on my Endometriosis Journey
One of the hardest parts of living with Endometriosis is the silence that surrounds it. Many people don’t understand the condition or the impact it has on daily life. That’s why I’ve chosen to speak up and share my story. By breaking the silence, we can raise awareness, foster understanding, and support one another through the journey.
Join the Conversation
Whether you’re living with Endometriosis yourself or know someone who is, I invite you to join the conversation. Together, we can shine a light on this often misunderstood condition and provide hope and support to those who need it most.
Stay tuned for more insights, stories, and support on navigating life with Endometriosis.