First of, I understand this can be a touchy subject. And, since it applies to me, I would appreciate it if everyone refrained from sarcasm.
OK, I knew I was at risk for Endometriosis, especially since my mother had it really bad. All through high school I had very, very painful periods. I missed a lot of days because of it. However, we went to a OB and they never found anything to indicate that I had it. Birth control pills did nothing, so I eventually quit taking them.
It was until the past six months that my symptoms got really, really bad. I was constantly tired, even when I slept all day. What I thought were strained muscles in my back and legs simply continued to hurt, getting worse with time. My menses became either extremely long, or would skip for no reason.
I finally went back to the OB on base and after several tests, they concluded that I had Endometriosis. Further investigation, they told me from the amount of scarring and lesions on my fallopian tubes would render me infertile.
So, I can't have kids. It never really bothered me before, but it seems that now that its "been taken away" I'm a little disturbed. I guess it's a good thing I wasn't dead set on having children.
Anyway, I'm not sure how to take this. I won't lose my job with the military, which is good, I will be put on meds for when things get bad, but I won't be able to have surgery for another two years.
Any advice ladies? Perhaps some of you have encountered this yourself? My mom seems to be taking it rather badly and has pulled religion into it. I believe she told me that since I "pursued a career not meant for a woman" God "cursed" me to be barren.
And then they wonder why I won't go to church.