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Flying to the Moon and Back to Get an Endometriosis Diagnosis

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“You could fly to the moon 456 times before getting an endometriosis diagnosis.” This is a quote from a Forbes.com article discussing the struggle people go through in getting diagnosed with endometriosis.

As I read this article, I reflected on my own journey to diagnosis, and what was obvious and not so obvious. It’s been 10 years since the obvious symptoms began and six years since my official diagnosis.

So I am elated to write this piece. It is also ironic that as I write this piece I am going through one of the worst endometriosis flares I have ever experienced.

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