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Book details
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Immune & Autoimmune
  • Language:English
  • Pages:124
  • eBook ISBN:9781667851044

17 Years In

Imprisoned in my own body, a long-awaited journey with Endometriosis

by Stephanie Marie Hodge

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I wrote about my journey with Endometriosis, which is ongoing. It's everything I wish I knew and things I learned that help with symptoms. Such as what procedures work, and to always keep positive. Persistent pelvic pain is much more than just that and we shouldn't be shoved aside.
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.
About the author
Stephanie was born and raised in Florida. She has two dogs: a fawn Pitbull, and a chocolate lab/Pitbull. As well as a Tonkinese cat. Some of her hobbies include photography, reading, writing, going to concerts and living life to the fullest. She received her associates in Fashion Merchandising and tries her best at everything she is passionate about. Endometriosis symptoms began when she was eleven years old, and she will do her best to fight it and advocate for better care. This book is everything she wish she knew and wants to share to help any way that she can.