I didn’t know pain could do that to you

My periods were so bad I used to soak my school skirt
October 16, 2019
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I have no kids…but I DO have a legacy
October 22, 2019

I  have endometriosis. My largest cyst that is stuck in my right ovary, haemorrhaged. It was the worst pain ever, and I've had 2 natural child births.

I ended up in hospital, psychically rocking side to side; I can't even explain the noise that was coming out of my mouth. I thought when they said the pain knocks me sick, I thought it was just a saying. I don't know pain could do that to you, I was physically vomiting yellow bile and fluid.

When I went to hospital the first time on that day they sent me home with women's problems. I explained I've had periods for 17 years and never came to hospital with them. By late afternoon my husband called me an ambulance. They kept me in overnight, next morning they were sending me for a scan but they didn't; they left me until 6 the next night then said: "Sorry, we can't take you in now, come back two days later. " *sigh*

I went home still not knowing what was wrong with me. When I went back 2 days later, still in pain, he told me it had haemorrhaged, like bled inside itself. All I could think of was "I'm so lucky it didn't rupture as I could have had poisoning".

Now I want them removed but they won't remove it until it grows to 7cm. Last time it was 5cm but my last scan was at the wrong hospital, so now I'm waiting on another.

I'm one of the lucky ones as I have 2 beautiful children and I can easily have the option to remove one of my ovaries if I need to. My heart goes out to all the women who experience these problems where it makes them infertile. x

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