In December of 2010, I had my first surgery to identify pelvic pain I had been having for about 8 months. In August of 2012 I had a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, and at my 6-week post op check up my doctor said it would be 6 months before we could really say what the procedure did – or didn’t do- for me. That’s when These Next 6 Months was born.
It started out as a way for me to keep track of my progress, learn more about my condition and share my journey with others. When we reached the six-month marker and realized this condition wasn’t going away, These Next 6 Months turned into more than just a place to track my progress. It became a part of me.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2014 and in the past 8 years since this site was born I have had a total of 11 procedures to try and alleviate some of the pain caused by these conditions.
Before Endo and PCS I was a pretty active woman. I danced several hours a week, worked a full-time job and ran our household while raising three amazing children. Life has changed a lot for me in these past 8 years and I find that writing about my life at times helps ease the load that comes with living with constant pain. I also hope to advocate for other women going through similar experiences and learn from them as well.
Take some time to click around, read some posts, leave a few comments; let’s chat! My hope is that while we share our stories with each other, we will learn a thing or two about ourselves as well.
You can find me on Instagram at @secretly.a.superhero and on Twitter at @Elizakate21 and email me at TheseNext6Months@gmail.com
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