So the majority of the people in my life know, though I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned it here. But, I have endometriosis.
For those that don’t know what it is, yes, it’s a “woman thing”. But it’s essentially where the lining that is supposed to grow inside of your uterus, grows on the outside instead. It’s incredibly painful and can lead to many fertility issues. Of course, just my luck, your chances of having endo are greater if a relative of yours has had it (namely your mother or sister, but I don’t have one of those by blood). My mother had it. My aunt had it. My grandma likely had it. I’m pretty sure my cousin had it, too. So me having it isn’t a shock. Me also passing it on to a future daughter(s), also pretty likely.
It is so painful. Even back in high school. Almost every month I would either miss a day of school completely or I left early because the pain was so bad, I was lightheaded from it and couldn’t move. I didn’t know what it was. My mother always said her “friend” was painful, so I just assumed it was how it was supposed to be.
When I was in college, it wasn’t any better. I finally said something to my doctor and she ordered an ultrasound. It showed a mild form of endometriosis.
Worst part is my pain could be worse, which is a horrifying thought. Read More