Dieka’s Story

Read Dieka ’s Endo Story below…
At the age of 19, I didn’t even know such a word exist…….. then after months of spending and hospitals visits I was final diagnose with ENDOMETRIOSIS.
“It’s genetics and oh, before I forget there is no cure” I was told
I could not even pronounce the word that would change how my life will unfold.

This was a serious joke. Funny as hell cause I have never been sick before now all of a sudden UWI’s Gynae clinic became my new home.
There are times when I feel all alone, with no one to talk to so I stay in my ENDO zone.
Night after night, the tears that flow down my face waiting for the day that I end this ENDO race.

But little did I know that, that day will never come, so in the rented shack I called my own, I built a beautiful ENDO home.

The pain that I felt cannot be compared, and before I did my surgery I was full of fear.
It was a relief, after the surgery to think that this disease is finally gone. But, exactly one year later my symptoms have grown. Now I know surgery is not a cure and my stage 3 endometriosis seemed like the end of the world. The thought of infertility made me very depressed, but, thanks be to God because my womb has been blessed.

After 5 silent years of keeping my lips sealed, I am no longer afraid to speak of my ENDO ordeals.

Each story is unique and it takes a lot of courage to share. The comments are open below so we can all learn through each others experiences. Please be kind in your responses below.


  1. April 20, 2013

    Hi Dieka, thanks so much for sharing. No need to keep your lips sealed – you’re not alone! Your story will help others know they are not alone and they too can speak up about Endo.

    • Dieka
      April 23, 2013

      Thanks……..I now realize that speaking about it actually helps and does make me a lot less depressed.
      Just hope my story can help strengthen as well as encourage someone else so they know that our God is still in the blessing business.

      • Tracy
        May 10, 2014

        Thank you Dieka for a beautifully written poem. Every line resonated with me.

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