It have finished my 6 months of Depo-Lupron injections, and I’m feeling good! So far, no signs of the endometriosis growing back.
In about 2 weeks, I’m going to get Nexplanon implanted in my arm (it’s a form of birth control). I’ll get it replaced every 3 years until I hit menopause. So yes, I won’t be able to have children.
Could I get pregnant? Maybe. But my uterus has so much scar tissue that even if I were to get pregnant, I’d most likely have a miscarriage.
Could I freeze my eggs for a surrogate? I could. But in the time between coming off treatment, and producing enough eggs to harvest could be just long enough for my natural estrogen levels to spike, bringing back the endometriosis. I’m still saving money for it; the option is still partially on the table.
So, that’s where I’m at. I’m not really that sad about it, because I had already accepted that pregnancy wouldn’t be an option. And, what I went through was so incredibly painful (the 3 doctors I saw all said it was the worst case they’d ever seen), that I don’t think anything is worth risking it returning, if I can do something to avoid it.
I still want to be a mom, so adoption is pretty much option #1, but I have an advantage because my brother’s adopted, so I’ve seen the process and I know what to expect.
I think the worst part about all of this is that I have to think about it at barely 23 years old. But again, I’m not sad, and honestly I’m just thankful that I have access to medical care that was able to figure out what’s wrong, correct it, and find me treatment.
That’s my only real life update, thanks for reading!