Plain and simple... Empowher saved my life. The past two years for me have been a nightmare physically and emotionally. At the age of 43, I began having irregular periods, heavy bleeding(sometimes for 40+ days at a time)..Severe depression... After 2 D & C procedures (polyps removed both times), my emotional state still remained the same and within a few months the heavy bleeding would resume. I was discouraged that all the doctors kept suggesting was another D & C, an ablation, and an anti- depressant.
My gut feeling was telling me, 'I find it hard to believe that my uterus is the problem!'How can a uterus cause such deep depression to the point of no longer wanting to live?? And although I am not completely against taking an anti-depressant, How was that going to correct the bleeding?
When I tell you, I came so close to taking my own life, it's the truth. My daughter's college graduation was the only thing that stopped me. That time.
Two days later, I heard about the Empowher web site. The first thing I did upon entering the site was to click the play button and listen to Michelle's story. Half way through, I was crying so hard. This is me!,
and my God, there is hope I thought. I immediately clicked on 'ask or share with Michelle' and shared my story. Within a day, I was on a brighter path. I now have a doctor who is not only addressing my HORMONAL IMBALANCE, but thyroid and adrenal issues as well. And, within a week after my first visit, I feel like a new person. How could this have gone undiagnosed? How could my doctors not have recognized how sick I really was. I honestly believe it is because most doctors today work for the insurance companies and not the patients. But that's for another time.
I have a ways to go, but at least I'm on the LIVING path now :).
Don't give up.
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