Kristina was 24-years-old when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis, after the birth of her beautiful daughter. Nearly a decade later, she tells us her story…
Kristina’s Journey: I received my diagnosis weeks after having my daughter in 2009. Turns out I could have been dealing with this since I had started having cycles but none of my doctors thought to even test and I had no idea what Endo was until I got pregnant. After having beautiful Kara my period started like normal but the pain was so intense. I went to my OB and she had me try the pill first, but that didn’t help. Then we tried Depo and that made it worse. In the mix of all this I also have been dealing with multiple hernia repairs so one could imagine my hell some months.
Feb 2016 I went to NC to spend time with friends, on the trip back my Endo flared the worse its been yet. That period was what i thought was the worse ever but this month (March 2016) it flared so badly I was in the ER 4 times, one of which was the day before a consult with a new OBGYN.
He could see i was struggling and agreed to a hysterectomy. Thursday 3/17/2016, just days after my visit was my surgery. My hernias left so much scarring they had to totally open me up. I spent 2 nights in the hospital. Read my reports….I had severe adhesions in my uterus as well as just outside it and two hernias. My body has been through hell, but finally a little over a week post-op I am starting to feel better other than the gas been super painful. After seeing the reports, I’m confident this was my solution just sad it took so long to find a doctor that’d listen.
Words of Advice for Us: Don’t give up hope.
The Last Word: There’s always someone that’ll listen it just takes time sometimes.
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I want to send a special Thank You out to Kristina for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and victories with us today. You are a beautiful, brave, and strong woman. Thank you!!! And, Kristina, keep those spirits up. You’re not alone…And we’re glad that your recent procedure has helped and you’re healing well.
And if YOU would like to share your story, please let me know. The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoWarriors, and our friends and family, too.