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putting myself first..

Organized by: Marneka Boswell

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it's my time I hope... just waiting patiently
August 24, 2016

Still learning how to use this site please help me by sharing my story and helping others become aware with Endometriosis and the pain it can See More

THE STORY:

Hello my name is Marneka and I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis in 2011, and that was the hardest day of my life because I didn't actually know what it was until I Google it and got a better explanation. I knew after that I was in for a long road to recovery, after going through ultrasound after ultrasound and MRI'S and thousands of doctor's appointments I knew it was serious!! After 1 month of finding out I had my first Surgery to attempt to remove it, 2nd surgery was 4 mos later and then I was put on all types of meds to ease the pain and discomfort. After a 3rd surgery in 2012 I knew it was time to do my research on a new doctor, I then came across a Specialist in Endometriosis at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital. Back to square one with doctors appointments, MRI'S, ultrasound after ultrasound and dye testing to accurately see everything. February 5th 2013 my life literally changed forever I had both fallopian tubes removed from scaring, adhesions and just ate up from the Endometriosis. At the time I was an infant teacher an was only suppose to be on medical leave for 9wks.. That 9wks turned into 5 months of heartache adhesions pain, I suffered major depression and anxiety and was seeing a therapist 3/4 times a wk. I couldn't walk down certain isles in dept. Stores because I would have meltdowns because of seeing baby items, I literally thought my life was OVER!! End of July beginning of August I returned to work but not with babies I then became a lead toddler teacher. As months went things slowly got better but not fully still hurt, being put on meds and getting Lupron injection to put me in a menopause phase was what I was dealing with now. Then September of 2013 my Mother, my world, my heart and BEST FRIEND was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer, my whole time I was in pain and couldn't function my mom was by my side to help with everything especially my daughter. So i knew I had to return that favor, I was working full time, school full-time, raising my daughter and taking care of my mom as well. May 4th 2014 my world CRASHED and my mom passed away peaceful with a hard fight!! Since then I've had 2 minor surgeries and I know I my dream of becoming a mother again will happen. So i asked that you read my story and share it, if your able to donate pls do anything helps.. I've been through it all but I'm a fighter and I refuse to give up.. so please help if you can.. so many yrs I've put others before myself now it's time for me to focus on my needs.. thank you for taking the time to read,share and donate

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