Those of us with chronic illnesses or symptoms that are not yet diagnosed know how hard it is to find a healthcare professional (or even a family member, friend or colleague) who will take you seriously. We'll have often gone through a string of doctors just trying to find the one that will listen and… Continue reading The Art of Being Taken Seriously
This article comes with a trigger warning. The first trimester of pregnancy was definitely the hardest - the emotions, physical symptoms and general uncertainty made for a bumpy ride! I was definitely not prepared for those first 12 weeks, but the fact I was actually pregnant did make up for it! I found out I… Continue reading The First Trimester of Pregnancy (Weeks 1-12)
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… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: The UK Management of Adenomyosis: A Specialists Perspective
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… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: The UK Management of Endometriosis: A Specialists Perspective
If you've been following @endobunny on Instagram, you will have seen me participate in two challenges for Endometriosis Awareness Month. The whole of March is dedicated to raising awareness for Endometriosis (and April is dedicated to Adenomyosis), and so many fellow Endo sufferers on social media were spreading awareness daily, created their own challenges or… Continue reading March was Endometriosis Awareness Month
For those of you who are regulars here at Endo Bunny, you've probably noticed the lack of posts over the last couple of months. I've spent some time in hospital, back and fourth to the hospital and catching several bugs and viruses along the way, and for those of you who follow Endo Bunny's Instagram… Continue reading AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!
NSFW This article was written by my lovely friend Libby. SEX! It’s this magical, intimate experience where both parties involved experience pleasure! Right? WRONG! Sex can be the complete opposite for some people; bloody, painful, awkward, uncomfortable, scary and not very sexy at all. Painful sex can be caused by a lot of different conditions; EndometriosisPCOS (Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome)Sexually transmitted diseaseVaginismus (a condition that… Continue reading GUEST WRITER: Sex and Endometriosis – a Painful Problem.
I read somewhere that by the middle of January most people will have given up on their New Year's resolutions and gone back to pretty much all of their bad habits. This is due to people setting completely unrealistic goals, others not joining in as promised or simply not being bothered. But, when you're chronically… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions that are Achievable When You’re Chronically Ill
Ah the menstrual cycle, otherwise known as your period, Aunt Flo, "having the painters in" or whatever it is that you are comfortable with. The one thing that makes being a women much less enjoyable. Something that is full of unnecessary stigma, pain and awkwardness. But, having taken the time to learn more about it… Continue reading Understanding the Menstrual Cycle
It's almost the weekend readers! So here is an easy and (hopefully) interesting read for you about some strange and hilarious facts about chronic illness! A lot of chronic illnesses come with the symptom of fatigue, which is much more than "being tired". But if fatigue is not managed as much as possible, it can… Continue reading 10 Insane (But True!) Things About Chronic Illness