At the best time, a girl's teenage years are tough.
But for Joanna Jeanouli, 13 had to change the big way. Instead of starting her time like her companion, the youngster realized that she is different.
Three years later, doctors found out why – Joanna was born without a vagina.
Now 29-year-old Mayor Raktantsky suffered a rare disorder called Kuster Hosseur (MRKH), which prevented vaginal and often developing the uterus as normal.
When Joana was 17, doctors were successfully able to make her vagina using tissue craft from other parts of her body.
And life-changing surgery means that she will now enjoy normal sex life with her boyfriend's dream of becoming a mother and mother because of her "extraordinary".
Docs removed me as a late developer
Joanna, who is originally from Greece but now lives in Oxfordshire, says that many other MRKH victims said that when she did not start her time the first sign was wrong.
"I asked my mother, 'Why do my friends in school get time, and I do not get mine?', She said to the sun.
Joanina's mother, Vivian, took her to see a family doctor in Athens – but everything looked "normal" to see, so she dismissed it as "just late developer".
"I was asked to wear clothes," Joanna added. "Because I was growing breasts and had nourishing hair, everything seemed normal.
"And because I was too young, no internal investigation was done."
But at the time she was 16, she did not start her period.
"At that time, my mom took me back to the doctor and this time, internal examination was conducted," said Joanna.
& # 39; There is no opening of the vagina & # 39;
The doctors discovered what is wrong, and said to her mother: "Your genitals look normal outside, but there is no vaginal opening."
She was sent for scans, which declared that she had a womb – though she was extraordinarily young – and two ovaries.
Joanna said, "Of course it was a terrible shock."
"I and mom never heard of syndrome, and when I went to the Internet to learn more, it was difficult to find a lot of information.
I finally understood that there is nothing to shame. MRKH is a medical problem that is not my fault, why should I hide it?
"For two years, only my and my parents knew my secret.
"I was a shy teenager, shy and embarrassed to trust in my friends."
& # 39; Doctors made me vagina with tissue from my thigh & # 39;
But, eventually, with the courage to talk about her, she told her closest girlfriend – because she had to go to hospital for surgery to make a vagina.
In 2007, Joanna did her work before her 18th birthday.
Without a vagina, surgeons had to borrow a tissue to shape one of the other parts of his body.
To make the tube length of the vagina, she used skin and muscles inside her upper thigh, which was then cavilated at the place.
He said, "Afterwards, I felt very sad." "My personal parts hurt later onwards.
"And there were 60 stitches on top of my foot, where the areas of skin and tissue were cut off."
But Joanne was very important in raising and being very important, so she was walking around the day after surgery, even though she was very painful to take a few steps.
"I could not sit down or put any pressure on my bottom, and it was sad to go to Loupa," she added.
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It took three weeks to rest for Joanna's recovery.
But the vaginal doctors made for it were narrow and small, and had to pull it with medical dellators – metal tubes shaped objects that come in three sizes.
It had to start with the smallest one before moving to a larger size and to enter for one hour per day.
"Initially the process was very painful and difficult, I spent time all alone," she said.
But gradually, as the months passed, their wound became stagnant and the tissue was raised until its vagina was normal.
Joanna had sex for the first time at the age of 19.
"The first sex was extremely painful for me – until finally the problem was solved, I had to come back to use a dispatcher," she said.
& # 39; My exclamation told me that she wants a normal woman – she feels like things damaging to me & # 39;
Then, when she was 21, Joanna got involved, but she was embarrassed to tell her about weddings about her condition.
"People who have experienced MRKH can really understand how patients experience anger, anger, guilt and shame."
When she finally distributes her past with her past, it is not good.
"Until then she had never seen anything ordinary about me, but later she broke our connection," she said.
"He told me: 'I want a normal woman by my side who can easily give me the family.'
"I'm sorry, I feel like damages."
What is a greed?
- Mayer-Rakitanski-Kuuster-Hosar (MRKH) syndrome is a disorder that occurs in women, which is classified by the absence of vagina, uterus and uterus.
- This condition causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent, although the external genitalia is common.
- MRKH affects about 1 in every 5000 women.
- External genitalia is completely normal, so only MRK. HIV Usually not found in teenage years unless it is discovered.
- Women with this condition will usually work in the ovaries, so the normal signs of youth like rising breasts and public hair will be experienced – but they will not have time or imagination.
- Some women are able to make pelvic canal by presenting small amounts of pneumatic tissues, using the treatment of spreading with different size cylinder-shaped designers to spread the muscles.
- However, if it is unsuccessful, surgery will be used to spread the pelvic canal.
- After treatment, women can have sex. But they can not be pregnant or take the baby, however, they can remove their eggs and be fertilized for use in a surrogacy.
- MRKH is not genetic or genetic, it is a congenital deformity or birth defect that occurs during fetal development.
- There is no known reason for this condition and no pregnant mother can do her unborn daughter to stop this happening.
- Visit www.mrkh.org.uk for more information
& # 39; When I got to Costas I came to realize that there is nothing to shame & # 39;
But, after one year, more than 22 years, Joanna met each other, to meet the Costas, mutual friends.
She said, "One month in our relationship, I told him everything."
"She went silent for a few moments, I started crying. I thought I was going to reject again.
"But instead of Costas told me: 'No problem. I love you and want to stay with you. Everything else is important.'
"I finally understood that there was nothing to be ashamed of. MRK is a medical problem that I was born, it is not my fault, so why should I hide it now?"
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After staying in the UK for three years, Joanna now serves as an IT engineer, and Savings to buy a home with Costas.
But most importantly, she hopes to be a mother.
"Doctors have approached me to discuss uterine implants," she said. "If it happened and succeeded, then in principle I could give birth to a baby and give birth by cesarean."
Surgery is still very new and has a lifelong need for immuno-suppressor medicines.
"I'm not sure I want it," she said.
"Based on what happens, Costas and I can finally consider adopting or encouraging, but when we come, we'll cross that bridge."
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By 2016, and at the age of 27, Joanna had really spoken to her position and decided to help her remove the stigma surrounded by syndrome.
After sharing her story, hundreds of women with CRKH approached social media to get her advice.
Help groups asked him to become an ambassador for syndrome and he was invited to give a speech to the Royal Medical Society.
"I was frightened by the reaction," she said.
"But it proved to me that I did the right thing. I have chosen to talk about these intimate aspects of my life, not for me, but to help others.
"Even though that was to tell the world the closest details of my life, but I'm glad I got MRKH open.
"She also proves to me as countless women, that they are not alone."
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