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The face of endometriosis

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This disease that often goes undetected has a name. This disease that often causes unexplained pain has a name. This disease that robbed my womb of the child that I longed for has a name. This disease that will forever leave its visible marks on my body has a name. The name is endometriosis, and it also has a face.

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Endometriosis leaves scars that people don't usually see, like these scars from laproscopic surgery and an ectopic pregnancy.

Endometriosis is the face of a young girl who is experiencing painful and irregular periods without any explanation.

Endometriosis is the face of a young woman being told that she would never be able to conceive a child.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman who surprisingly found out that she was carrying a baby that she was told she could never have.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman who has lost a child in her first trimester of pregnancy.

Endometriosis is the face of a smiling woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a successful woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman secretly suffering from unexplained pain.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman going into surgery to remove the child that she has longed for because it has implanted outside of her uterus.

Endometriosis is the face of a women who has gone through multiple surgeries in hopes never again to experience the suffering of your name.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman in complete heartache.

Endometriosis is the face of an angered and frustrated woman.

Endometriosis the face of an older woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a healthy woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman experiencing infertility.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman that has given up all hope of a healthy life.

Endometriosis is the face of a hopeful woman.

Endometriosis is the face of a woman walking through the disappointment of secondary infertility.

My name is Ashleigh, and I am twenty-eight. I was told at a young age that I would never be able to have a child - and then I was the woman who was blessed by the surprise of her miracle babies. I am also the woman who experienced secondary infertility, two miscarriages, and one ectopic pregnancy. I am the woman who underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis in hopes of living a healthy life. I am the woman who struggled to recover after surgery and questioned every day if it was worth it - and if I would ever win the daily battle. I am the face of many. I am the face of a disease that has multiple fronts.

My story is one of many - my story is both trial and victory. Many battles have been won, but a war will always be in the midst. I may never be able to carry another child, I often wonder if I will ever fully recover from this disease. But I do know that no battle ever won was won without a tear-stained face, bravery, faith, trial, and dedication to the commitment of winning the war.

My name is Ashleigh, and endometriosis is my battle. I go to fight every day for my own health - but with each fight, I come closer to winning the war.

My name is Ashleigh, and I am just one of the many faces of endometriosis.

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