KT: Basically, since she had started her period, she'd always had painful periods. But for the past year, they kept getting progressively worse. Doctors kept dismissing it, telling her that it was just a painful period — something that she was just going to have to tolerate that-time-of-the-month kind of thing — but she was persistent. She had to go to multiple experts, and she was finally diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome, which is a condition that causes chronic pelvic pain during menstrual cycles.
So you can just hear the relief in her voice, of someone that finally found the reason behind her pain. And she's hopeful that now that they know what it is, she's going to be able to pursue different treatment options. I mean, it is truly wild. And this is like a soap box that I will never get off of, but I think because...we've been taught, and a lot of people have been taught, that periods are shameful, so people don't really talk about them. So you don't really talk about your pain level that you have with them, and a lot of people keep that pain to themselves because they're, like they are told, "It's just your period." I mean, this is just it's so emotional that someone finally listened to her and believed her that her pain was more than it should be.