endometriosis

Overcoming an Invisible Illness - Malori's Journey with Endometriosis: Part 2

Overcoming an Invisible Illness - Malori's Journey with Endometriosis: Part 2

My experience with laparoscopic surgery

Because of living in Germany, our NaPro journey has taken longer than it would have been otherwise.  My doctor is very aggressive when it comes to testing and likes to get everything done in one cycle if possible, and I like that approach.

Overcoming an Invisible Illness - Malori's Journey with Endometriosis: Part 1

Overcoming an Invisible Illness - Malori's Journey with Endometriosis: Part 1

“We found endometriosis and removed it all.”

This is one of the first things I remembered hearing after waking up from my exploratory surgery on March 1, 2019.  (Paraphrased, of course, as I was still groggy from the anesthesia.) I had gone into this with apprehension and nervousness, not about the procedure itself, but about the outcome.  My greatest fear was being told that nothing was wrong with me. So at that moment I heard my doctor speak to me, the tide turned for our infertility journey.

Surviving Endometriosis: One Woman's Journey to Healing

Surviving Endometriosis: One Woman's Journey to Healing

If you would see Nicole today, with her loving husband George, beautiful daughter Claire and second baby on the way, you would never know that she struggled for many years with a painful disease, endometriosis.

Endometriosis (from endo, “inside”, and metra, “womb”) occurs in roughly 5 to 10% of women.  It is characterized by growth beyond or outside the uterus of tissue resembling endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus.