My 23-Year Journey of Adenomyosis

When a period is more than a period, but another beast entirely.

I am 38 years old. I have had my Adenomyosis diagnosis for about 2 weeks now. I’ve been suffering on and off for 23 years. I’m currently on day 5 of my period, and while I’ve started treatment, I have yet to experience relief.

First off, what is “Adenomyosis?”

The most easily digestible definition of the condition is from Dr. Seckin:

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Vanessa Fleming

Vanessa Fleming

A mixture of short stories created from prompts (@gothamwriterscollection) and stories to highlight women’s health advocacy (@thekindredchampion).