I EndoMarched for the girls of the future. Not just my own potential daughters, but also for those girls who know their bodies and are fighting for a diagnosis. I too had to do the same thing. I knew something was going on in my body, and I demanded to know what it was. Stay strong, hold steadfast to your beliefs, be your own best advocate.
The fact that various health issues and major life events specific to women can be so easily dismissed is astounding. If a female employee is suffering daily from a painful chronic condition or knows she needs to lighten her workload for a few months to protect the health of her baby, shouldn't her right to wellness be given the same consideration as her co-workers?
While having children has been the most life-altering experience and process I have lived through, I have to say that the blessing that I walked out of those years of (finally) diagnosis and treatment with -- the blessing I think of only now with distance from the moment -- is that I learned the importance of listening to my body's messages.