My endometriosis journey

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Hi, my name is Catherine. Back in the 80’s  My Endometriosis journey began when I was roughly 17. I had the most awful pain during my menstrual cycle which resulted with numerous visits to the doctor and repeatedly being told that lots of people have bad period pain and to take over the counter pain killers. I did exactly that for nearly 2 years until I started to pass out with the pain. I was referred to a gynaecologist and Endometriosis was diagnosed. The only treatment offered to me was stronger painkillers. Due to repeated emergency admissions to hospital with pain and what they called endometrial "chocolate cysts" I had surgery to remove half my left ovary and then 6 months later the other half was removed. A year or so later…
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