JH was 21 years old when she received her diagnosis in 2004. Now 34, she is living in Minnesota and is in a lot of pain after having three children. After reading her story, do you have any words of advice for JH? She would appreciate an email…
JH’s Journey: I found out I had endometriosis that was considered moderate to severe after having my first child. I went through the Lupron treatments and a laparoscopy to find out that neither can really help. They can help and may for some, but the told me after all of the treatments and surgery that it may not last for any time at all. Since then I have had two more kids and stopped all treatments. My youngest is 5 and I’m considering surgery because I can barely tolerate the pain as it comes more and more frequently. My pain medicine does little to help, but at least I can control when I take it and get comfort for a few moments when I do. After I had my son the pain down my legs and into my back began and it’s very hard to walk some days. I feel helpless and have heard that the surgery MAY help, but there are no guarantees. My stomach even boats around my menstrual with the pain and that causes even more pain. I’m just at a point now where I’m willing to try something that may help to relieve the stress from my body.
If you wish to contact JH, you can email her here.
I want to send a special Thank You out to JH for being brave enough to share her journey and reach out for advice. And am so grateful she was able to have three beautiful children! I wish you luck in your endeavors to find relief…and a medical team who knows how best to approach your Endometriosis. ❤ Yours, Lisa.
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