Stage IV endo here. I was diagnosed in 1999 through surgery. I have it covering most of my internal organs (liver, kidneys, uterus, and even some not so fun places like rectum.) The oddest place it was though was attached to my rib cage! My OB/GYN couldn't believe it.
Unfortunately for me it did wreak some havoc in my ability to conceive. After my first surgery in 1999, I was able to get pregnant right away and had my first child in 2000. Then after that I got pregnant again in 2002, but lost that baby. We tried again and again with no luch. Went to a reproductive endocrinologist and tried fertility treatments. They also failed. In December of 2005 I finally decided to give up. I gave it all up to God and realized I was truly content with my one son. Then in January 2006 (after no longer being on fertility treatments) I got pregnant and carried my daughter to term!
at 4:43 PM on Dec. 28, 2009