"I was told that if my husband and I tried IVF I'd be high risk for miscarriage due to severe endometriosis and malformed uterus."
"Sometimes I doubt my decision to stop fertility treatment and get a hysterectomy to rid myself of endometriosis but other days I'm glad."
Catherine wrote a memoir and had it published in 2011 about her struggle with infertility due to Endometriosis. The book is called Lost in a Sea of Mothers: Am I a Mother Yet?
"This story is about my raw emotional struggle and journey with endometriosis, infertility, childlessness, depression, and fostering teenagers in a fertile world. I am thirty-nine years old, and I've been married for over twenty years. I became aware of my infertility when I was only nineteen years old. Many books I have read on infertility have been intimidating; written by doctors or by confident women who seemed to overcome their emotional distress more easily.
My emotions had no place to go but inside a book. However, the shame I felt at being a woman with no child or career was dreadfully overwhelming for me. Because I had a difficult time finding a book that left me feeling understood and not alone, I wanted to write the book I was not able to find. My book is not only for childless women but also for mothers, fathers, husbands, sisters, friends, foster parents, teachers, co-workers, and doctors who know or love a childless woman (five percent of the women population, and even fewer who become foster mothers) and want to have a better understanding of what a childless woman endures when unable to control her own body or mind. "
If you are struggling with Endometriosis and infertility or even infertility not due to Endo - pick up this book. Know you are NOT alone.