The following information has been provided by Mr William Dartey, consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology surgeon. I am lucky enough to work with Mr Dartey, who not only plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of Endometriosis with his patients, but has also helped me with my gynaecology care. For more information about Mr […]Read More GUEST WRITER: The UK Management of Adenomyosis: A Specialists Perspective
This article was written by my lovely friend, Laura. First and foremost I am a mum, then I’m a truckers wife and I’m also a preschool worker. But at the end of the day I’m an Endometriosis and Adenomyosis sufferer and those issues take its toll on the above identities, plus give me a reason […]Read More GUEST WRITER: My Life with Endo and Adeno
Hey followers! Welcome to the third installment of “THIS WEEKS FEATURE: Treatments”. This article is going to look at the treatments I’ve had for Adenomyosis, a condition I was diagnosed with earlier this year. As with all of my conditions, I have written a separate article about it in more detail. It’s linked here for […]Read More THIS WEEKS FEATURE: My Treatment for Adenomyosis
The internal. The dreaded internal ultrasound. It comes as part of your gynaecology appointment as part of the assessment of your reproductive organs but is notoriously surrounded by horror stories, embarrassment and is often associated with pain. First things first, you don’t actually have to consent to having one done. And if you choose to go ahead, […]Read More Internal Ultrasounds
After my third laparoscopy for my Endometriosis, it was discovered that I also suffered with Adenomyosis. I experienced a loooong operation and had multiple complications in recovery, and it comes as no surprise that I was admitted and stayed overnight. Pain was an issue pretty much as soon as I woke up, but the *mostly* […]Read More My Glimmer of Hope Inside the Pain Clinic
Pain, be it acute or chronic, is distressing, unpleasant and completely different from person to person. Chronic pain does differ from acute pain. Acute pain will occur following injury, trauma or surgery, and tends to ease off over a relatively short period of time. It is manageable with pain relief, and if it limits a […]Read More CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?
This article comes with a trigger warning. Have you ever been asked how many months pregnant you are or when you are due when in fact you’re just bloated from a big meal or have put on weight? If you have, do you remember how it feels? Did you find it was a funny coincidence […]Read More The ‘F’ Word