“I think you might have endometriosis.”
I had no idea what endometriosis was when I received that phone call in 2005, and I definitely didn’t know how it might shape my life.
There are two things I realized fairly quickly after told I have endometriosis:
1) There is no absolute cure for endometriosis and the best that doctors will tell you to do is manage it and hope it doesn’t get worse.
2) There is little to no positive and uplifting information out there about endometriosis, and you can make yourself crazy trying to sift through it all.
For an optimistic and somewhat stubborn person like myself, this just wouldn’t do.
If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about my story in bits and pieces. I don’t focus on it as I chose not to let a simple diagnosis define me. At the same time, realizing I have endometriosis was a life changing moment for me. It was the catalyst to me learning about healthy eating, purposeful movement and exercise and the power I can actually have over my own body.
You may have endometriosis or you may be in another situation that causes you to feel like a victim to poor health, poor choices or just plain bad luck. I am determined to make sure every woman in this world takes back the power she has over her own body and life!
For those interested in the details, here is my own personal endometriosis story and how my journey began.
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6 thoughts on “I Have Endometriosis – My Happy Story”
Thank you for sharing your story. I would like to know what vitamins you are taking and how you came to the decision about which ones to take.
Hi Megan! Here is a link to a post I wrote earlier this year about why I take vitamins and why I chose USANA as the brand. Here is the link directly to the exact vitamins I took before and during pregnancy, and that I am taking now. Feel free to reach out with any more questions, and you can always email me [email protected].
Thank you for this very honest and helpful post Jessica! I also have endomedriosis … Took several years to be diagnosed and that only happened because of emergency surgery, in 2013. Happily I have been fine since then and haven’t had any symptoms 🙂 I suspected I had endo but didn’t have major pain, so I accepted the doctor’s explanation that it was ‘just hormones’. Now I’d say to anyone: see a different doctor if you have to, be persistent, but GET a diagnosis. I’m so glad that there is more awareness now, and it’s all because of women like us speaking out! You can read more of my story here if you want to: http://nicola-doherty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/where-ive-been.html Thanks again and lots of luck for the future! xx
Thank you for sharing your story and I’m glad you were able to get an answer! Best of luck to you as well 🙂