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I AM 1 In 10; My Endometriosis Diagnosis

endo surgery
March 2017 : Laparoscopic Surgery

You know that feeling, the feeling of, "something is not right with my body". And I don't mean in a negative kind of 'I hate my body' way. I mean a, something is seriously not right with it. I remember getting that feeling in high school.

But before I get into that, let me rewind even further first. Back to 6th grade. When I received my period. I was 11 years old and remember it like yesterday. I wasn't ready. I wasn't ready to be a grown up. To deal with everything that came with having a period. I was embarrassed, scared and felt alone. Our one day health class about the reproductive system, definitely did not prepare me for this moment. And even though my mom had bought me so many "You Are Growing Up" books to read and learn, I wasn't ready.

That day, when the blood gates decided to open, I was at a cheerleading function. When we got home that evening, I was gett