Ahhh, France. I haven’t been there in years, and I do love the countryside, the people, the food, and the wine! Today, Christine shares her journey from France. Diagnosed at 46 years old, today it’s a decaded later.
Note: Christine’s story was submitted to us in French, which I don’t speak…so I’ve employed Google Translate to help (I apologize for any misinterperations)! I know it won’t be perfect. AND I’ll include her original submission, too.
Christine’s Journey: When I was young I often had a stomach ache but we didn’t talk about endometriosis. In 2010, following crushing pains and severe inflammation, an operation was scheduled for torsion of the ovary. When I wake up I am told of a diffuse endometriosis. In 2013 recurrence with sigmoid attack. Years of hell. Late menopause at 56, I am finally released and I live again. This illness did not lead to a true initiatory journey which brought me back to basics and opened other doors for me.
(Original: Quand j étais jeune j avais souvent mal au ventre mais on ne parlais pas d endometriose. En 2010, suite a des douleurs terrassantes et une forte inflammation, une opération est programmée pour torsion de l ovaire. Au réveil on m annonce une endometriose diffuse. En 2013 recidive avec atteinte au sigmoide. Des années d enfer. Ménopausée tardivement à 56 ans, je suis enfin libérée et je revis. Cette maladie n a fait vivre un veritable parcours initiatique qui m a ramené à l essentiel et m’a ouvert d autres portes.)
Words of Advice: Courage. With all of my love. (Original: Courage. Avec tout mon amour.)
I want to send a special Thank You out to Christine for being brave enough to share her journey with us today!! And I absolutely love your words of advice. Courage, indeed. I’m so grateful menopause has granted you relief! ❤ Yours, Lisa.
And if YOU would like to share your story, I would love to share it on our blog. The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoWarriors, and our friends and family, too.