Katie was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was 19 years old. Now 21, she shares her Journey with us.
Katie’s Journey: Symptoms first started when I was 11 – my first ever period was agony. At age 12, I had an ultrasound which showed cysts, this was the first time I heard the word endometriosis. I went home and looked it up and everything seemed to suddenly make sense.
I was 18 by the time I finally got referred to a gynaecologist. In September of 2016, I had my first laparoscopy and got diagnosed with endo!
It was July 2017 when I had the laparoscopy to laser out the endo, however my gynaecologist couldn’t do it as it had grown in difficult places and he didn’t know what he was doing, which is when I got referred to a specialist!
November 2017 I finally had the endo cut out and had the mirena coil put in, so far so good!
A few blips, but that’s to be expected!
Words of Advice for Us: Don’t give up! You know when something is wrong with your body and do not give up going to different doctors until you find a cause of the pain and find something to try and resolve it! Keep strong 💛
The Last Word:I’m always around to have a chat if anyone would like that 💕
I want to send a special Thank You out to Katie for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and victories with us today. And congratulations on your recent engagement! I am so sorry it took me so long to share your post… and I hope you’re doing well!
And if YOU would like to share your story, you can do so . The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoSisters, and our friends and family, too.