E ver since hitting puberty, something has felt off. I got pains at times when women shouldn't really get pains. My periods were heavy, left me feeling weak and made it impossible to leave the house.
It wasn't until I got older that I started speaking up. I went to my doctor multiple times but was always turned away with different types of contraceptive pills or pain killers that were reserved for women with difficult periods. I know that the contraceptive pill is often used to combat difficult periods but I still felt as if something was wrong.
I couldn't have sex or masturbate often as the result was pain unimaginable during and after. Eventually I was referred to the hospital but after two years of getting a diagnosis that it might be PCOS, I was dismissed and the matter was deemed solved. It wasn't until I moved away and mentioned to my new doctor that my symptoms seemed close to someone suffering with endometriosis that I started getting results.
Immediately I was sent to the hospital, and after a small operation it was confirmed that that was what had plagued me for years. I got it removed two years ago, and sadly it seems to have come back - my doctors did warn that could be the case.
I can't seem to go to the toilet without pain. My periods seem unbearable and it leaves me feeling like I am a defect woman. Any woman dealing with this type of problem has a bucket load of patience, patience is needed to survive this, day in and day out. Patience is a virtue. #youandme #everywomanday #belowthebelt