Hi my names Stacey I am 37, happily married and mumma to two children. I suffer with endometriosis and want to share with you a little bit more about the condition.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world, including myself. It’s a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, causing pain, inflammation, and other symptoms. This condition affects every aspect of my life, and I want to share my story to raise awareness and help others who may be going through a similar struggle.
My journey with endometriosis started when I was 13. At first, I thought the pain was just part of being a woman. But as time went on, the pain became more intense and debilitating. I would often have to miss work or social events because I couldn’t handle the pain. I went to multiple doctors, but it took 20 years to get a proper diagnosis.
Living with endometriosis has been a constant struggle. The pain is intense, and it’s hard to describe to others what it feels like. It’s not just cramps; it’s a deep agonising pain that can radiate to other parts of the body, like the back or legs etc. The pain can make it hard to concentrate or get through the day, and it’s a constant reminder that my body is not working the way it’s supposed to.
In addition to the pain, endometriosis has other symptoms that can be just as difficult to deal with. I experience fatigue, bloating, brain fog, fertility issues and so many more, which can affect my ability to work or socialize. It’s hard to make plans or commitments when you never know how you’re going to feel from one day to the next.
One of the most frustrating things about endometriosis is the lack of understanding and awareness around the condition. Many people, including some medical professionals, don’t take it seriously or don’t understand how much it can affect a person’s life. It can be isolating and lonely to deal with a condition that so few people seem to understand.
Despite the challenges, I am determined to live my life to the fullest. I have had to make adjustments and accommodations, but I refuse to let endometriosis define me. I have found support in the support group that I started 6 years ago, and I have become an advocate for myself and others who are struggling with this condition. I have made it my mission to raise awareness and support others with this disease.
Living with endometriosis is not easy, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms that you think may be related to endometriosis, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor. Also come and find our support group. I have written a book to try and show people exactly what we go through.
Thank you for reading you can find me here;
Endometriosis support group https://www.facebook.com/groups/273254573148116/?ref=share_group_link
My book Hear us roar https://amzn.eu/d/1sDGKol
My business https://www.facebook.com/LuckyPennyCreations
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