My journey with Endometriosis has been a long one. As it has for many women I have talked to online or come across. I began writing this over six years ago, but it is actually a lifetime of work. I am currently thirty-four, and my symptoms began when I was eleven. It took seventeen years to diagnose me, but for the last six of those I kept telling doctors I thought I had Endometriosis. Only to not be heard and to be given pain killers or birth control. It's horrible the trauma physically, mentally and financially I had to endure as it was. There are actually good doctors out there, and even though it took way to long I'm thankful for the ones I ended up with after almost two decades.