It’s not always Endometriosis but sometimes it is.
I’m an Black woman from the Midwestern United States who happens possess multiple educational degrees and I happen to have Endometriosis.
Many of you may realize that endometriosis was coined as the career woman’s disease so when I was diagnosed prior to becoming a teenager; I just knew the diagnosis was wrong!
How could I have a career woman’s disease when I was not remotely a woman yet and I did not have a career? At the time of diagnosis I did not even have a high school education.
Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, my diagnosis was accurate. I had and still have Endometriosis.
I was happy to know the name of the collections of symptoms I was experiencing; however, nearly immediately I was distraught by the lack of a cure available.
Years later I found out that it wasn’t just Endometriosis, but that’s another story.