Hello lovely people. I’m a little late in posting this…had abit of a rough week but more on that later. Anyways, how are you today? How are you feeling?
As most of you will know it’s Endometriosis Awareness Month. It’s our time to shout from the roof tops about Endo and raise as much awareness as we possibly can.
So many people still think that Endometriosis is just a bad period and because of this we get ignored & fobbed off…not just by medical professionals but also by family, partners & friends. Periods have always been a topic that people don’t generally talk about, I have no idea why though because they are completely natural. What is not natural though is debilitating pain.
Endometriosis is a FULL BODY DISEASE…that’s right, it can affect anywhere in the body. It sticks organs together. It is debilitating. It is heart breaking. It is isolating. There is NO CURE.
We need to talk about Endometriosis as much as we can so that we can get the very much needed funding and research. We need better treatments and we need to be treated better. It takes, on average, 8 years to get a diagnosis…how is that ok? In those 8 years what damage is being done to our bodies? Endometriosis is as common as Asthma and Type 2 Diabetes but yet it’s hardly spoken about….why???? There are over 176 million people worldwide who have Endometriosis but yet there are only 200 Endometriosis Specialists. We need the funding to train more specialists and to re-educate general Gynaecologists and General Practitioners.
If you have Endometriosis don’t be afraid to talk about it and educate people. If you know someone with Endometriosis please don’t look the other way, instead educate yourselves and help to raise awareness. We need support and understanding. We need help and answers. By sharing just one post about Endometriosis on your social media account can make such a big difference, it can educate so many people, it will help Endo Warriors feel supported & it could potentially help someone out there who is really struggling and not knowing what is happening to their bodies. It could be the information they needed to see to prompt them to get medical help & to reach out for support.
The only treatment options we have are surgery, pain management & hormone treatments. There is no cure so if Endo is removed during surgery then it can always grow back. Hormone treatments just mask the symptoms. Pain management just makes living each day a tiny bit easier. We really do need help.
So please keep the conversation going. Help us to raise awareness. Help us get the support that we deserve. If you’re sharing on social media then please use the hashtag; #endometriosisawarenessmonth
Anyways that’s enough from me, time for painkillers and my heat pad. Don’t forget that we’re all in this together and we will get through this together.
Sending love and gentle hugs