In March of 2011 I felt an excruciating pain in my pelvic area, I had my period at that time and have always had painful periods so i figured it was the same, but as the day went on I was unable to bare this insane pain. I left work and went home, as I lay there in my bed this pain only seem to get worst. After several hours of dealing with the pain I decided it was time I made my way to the Emergency Room. I knew that this was serious because I absolutely hate hospitals (I have a phobia of vomit, weird I know). I waited just over an hour before I was seen and they asked me if I was pregnant as they do with most women's pain in that area. I knew for sure that I was not. They ran tests including x-ray, CT, internal and external ultrasounds. They had seem fluid in my pelvis and told me I had PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. When the vaginal swab came back with no viruses they sent me to a gynecologist.
I saw the gynecologist within a month or two after the ER visit and she told me she thought that I had Endometriosis and wanted to schedule a Laparoscapy.
My name is Kristen McRobie, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis when I was 21.