I was Diagnosed with #Endometriosis aged 11, just 2 years after I started my periods aged 9. I was put on the pill aged 11 and by 15 stopped my periods using the pill altogether. Endometriosis caused me problems with my school life, college life, university life, my life as a dancer, my relationships and my work life. I have now been diagnosed with deep-infiltrating/ #Rectovaginalendometriosis.
My organs infected are my ovaries, Fallopian tubes, bowel, bladder, diaphragm, sciatic-nerve, rectum, vaginal wall, kidneys and my intestine.
Up to now I have had 5 surgeries and recently been told I am becoming #infertile.
I’ve had to try and #raisemoney
using all my savings, salary, #bankloans
and a #gofundme
to be able to freeze my eggs to give me a chance of having #children
in the future when I find myself a #partner.
I have to have a couple of #eggfreezing
sessions in order to give me a good chance of my own children. During the process of finding out about #infertility,
I had a letter saying my #smeartest
results had come back and I had high grade cells / precancerous cells . This pushed back my egg freezing process for around 8 weeks as I had to have these cells removed ASAP! Never refuse your #smear
as it’s very important! Unfortunately, my first lot of egg freezing didn’t work due to large ovarian cysts on each ovary. I’m due to have my 6th surgery in less than 2 weeks to remove my cysts and try the egg freezing process again. Then I will be able to have my 7th surgery, which will be a major surgery, around 7/8 hours long. There are a lot of risks with this surgery but hopefully, it will give me some #relief
and maybe even a pain free life, for a while ☺️ #Notallillnessesarevisible #invisbleillness,
#chronicillness #endometriosisawareness #infertilityawareness
#1in10 #fightlikeagirl #smear #ovariancysts