Endometriosis… Sounds absolutely terrifying doesn’t it? So many people are unaware of this soul destroying condition affecting their friends, daughters, wives, nieces, aunts and mothers yet one in ten people suffer with it. That means it’s as common as type two diabetes in the UK, yet doesn’t receive a quarter of the funding.
I’ll break it down for you with the help of Endometriosis UK, as it’s quite a complex reproductive disease to come to terms with.
“Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is the name given to the condition where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body.
It is a chronic and debilitating condition that causes painful or heavy periods. It may also lead to infertility, fatigue and bowel and bladder problems. Around 1.5 million women in the UK are currently living with the condition. Endometriosis can affect all women and girls of a childbearing age, regardless of race or ethnicity.”
That being said, with the amount of women suffering with the condition, it means you’re not alone. If you’ve recently been diagnosed, you’re probably completely and utterly pissed off with the lack of information, (take a leaflet…great) from your healthcare provider.
But, I’m here to tell you you’re going to be OK. Everything will be fine. It might not seem like it now, but this ain’t the “End-O!” There are so many people who are members of the spoonie community so reach out and get in touch. Share your story when you’re ready, you’ll never know how many people you might help.
Until we blog again,