You Think You Can Hurt Me?

You think you can hurt me? I have endometriosis, adenomyosis, MLB2 deficiency, and IBS

There’s a trend currently going around on the social media platform TikTok where people post a traumatic reason as to why they are strong enough to withstand anything. These reasons span from terrible life experiences to horrific losses of loved ones. The more posts that I see, the more I want to post about my chronic pain.

It’s so true: not much phases me because my life is a chronic up and down hill battle. I’m my 23 years of life, I’ve faced 3 surgeries, internal exams as a teenager, MRIs, CAT scans, birth controls, injections, horrible medical professionals, and poor diagnoses. As I’ve written before, each one of these has left a permanent scar (either physically or metaphorically).

I’ve faced all of that and still find the courage to hold a full-time job, help others, and support my family. There are so many days when I want the world to understand how daunting those basic tasks can be.

As bad as those experiences have been, they’ve also been apart of shaping the person I am today. I wouldn’t be the mature, thoughtful, good listening friend, colleague, and teacher that I’m known to be.

One thought on “You Think You Can Hurt Me?

  1. Amen! Preach! Just today, I awoke nauseous again. My period is expected within a week. I’m in my 40’s, I have adenomyosis, and I decided to blog about it since most of what’s out there is physicians giving a short-description about adenomyosis which tells people absolutely nothing about our lives and what we have to face. Please keep writing about your adenomyosis journey. I decided to write a blog about mine.

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