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GUEST WRITER: Parenting with Endometriosis

This is a special post written by my friend Vicki.   I’ve suffered from a condition called Endometriosis since my teenage years. It’s a disease that affects 1 in 10 women and, in very simple terms, means that tissue usually contained inside the uterus grows outside and can cause bleeding, inflammation, infection and pain.  I have… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: Parenting with Endometriosis

Endometriosis · Social

Sharing on Social Media – It’s NOT For Attention

Contrary to public opinion, sharing aspects of my health on my personal social media platforms is not for attention.  I can't believe I even have to justify that, but I'm sure we all know that one person who criticizes us, says things behind our back or just give us that impression when we end up bumping into them. The… Continue reading Sharing on Social Media – It’s NOT For Attention

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THIS WEEKS FEATURE: My Treatments for Endometriosis

Even though I wouldn't call something that doesn't actually treat the condition a treatment, you can see from the title that my next series of "THIS WEEKS FEATURES" are focusing on the different treatments I have been on for each of my conditions.  Why?  Well I know that when I was first diagnosed and offered various medications… Continue reading THIS WEEKS FEATURE: My Treatments for Endometriosis

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Tips

Internal Ultrasounds

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, … Continue reading Internal Ultrasounds

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Pain

My Glimmer of Hope Inside the Pain Clinic

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*… Continue reading My Glimmer of Hope Inside the Pain Clinic

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Pain

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?

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… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?

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Going Public: Endometriosis UK and the #whatiwishedilearned Campaign

A while back, Endometriosis UK ran a campaign across their social media sites of #whatiwishedilearned.  It aimed to raise awareness of Endometriosis through people with the disease sharing their stories and things they wish they knew with regards menstrual health and well-being, and the things that they wish they had known to get a diagnosis… Continue reading Going Public: Endometriosis UK and the #whatiwishedilearned Campaign