Hi everyone, my name is Katie Bacon-Gonzalez, some of you may know me and some of you may know my friends or family that have been kind enough to share this. In the past year I have been having very painful and debilitating symptoms related to my menstrual cycle, I assumed it was just part of getting older until it became so bad that I physically cannot work or leave my house for 2 days every month. I went to the doctor and was told that I have adenomyosis, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, a uterine fibroid and an elevated blood marker for ovarian cancer. All of this leads to painful periods and infertility. Basically, I need surgery and As a self-pay patient I am required to pay all fees upfront. Anyone who knows me knows that I take pride in not needing help from anyone, but this situation has made me realize that sometimes it’s ok to ask for help. I truly appreciate any help that you or someone you know can provide, and i look forward to returning the favor one day. Thank you!!