April 2018 I was working and all of a sudden I felt this sharp pain. I have always had excruciating menstrual cramps, but this pain was different. I rushed myself to the hospital and waited for hours. The physician came to me told me I would need an Abdominal sonogram and a transvaginal sonogram. I was SCARED. Once they finished, the anticipation of waiting was killing me. At the end of the 3-hour wait I was told I have Polycystic ovaries and that I would need a cyst removed. I was referred to an obstetrician, and he said to me the same thing. Over 6 month the cyst grew bigger and bigger, and no contraceptive would work. The pain killer was like skittles, they didn't work. I was terrified. My doctor eventually gave introduced surgery to me, and I decided to do it. October 22,2018 I had an endometrium removed from my left ovary. The surgeon told me I was lucky because the cyst was about to bust and if that would've happened I would be in danger of my organs shutting down. I am telling my story because being diagnosed with a disease that many people aren't aware of is scary because many people downgrade your illness and make you feel less than. If you have a rare disease, embrace yourself and LOVE YOUR RARE.