If you’re suffering from Endometriosis or experiencing symptoms, always seek medical advice from your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.
I would love my endometriosis/adenomyosis story to be about my terrible struggle to cure my hideously painful periods.
I’d be the hero who is ignored for years by the medical profession. I’d spend days every month prostrate on the floor; blood gushing from me like my uterus wanted a part in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I’d triumphantly win, get treatment and be cured forever.
That’s not me. I hadn’t even heard of endo or adeno until I spent a year having unprotected sex, a lot, and didn’t get pregnant. It turns out I’ve got two of the major causes of infertility and I’m currently doing IVF in the hope that science can succeed where my body failed.
Even after my fertility doctor mentioned these diseases, and scans and surgery revealed I had them, I wasn’t sure I believed either existed (mainly because I couldn’t spell them).
I look at the list of symptoms and don’t say yes to many; I didn’t have particularly painful periods, they weren’t heavy, or particularly irregular.
In the last eight months I’ve had a total crash course in endo and adeno and here’s some things I’ve learnt.