Me, Myself & Endo

Endo is the 3rd person in all of my relationships, its the annoying person that sticks its nose in where its not wanted, that turns up when you least expect it, when you least need to be dealing with it.

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The Endo Profiles: Cathy…good can come out of bad

I hate New Year’s Resolutions and all that focus on life changes…. it lasts at best a month, at worst a few days.  My only one this year was to focus on the positive and to disengage from everyone else’s drama and negativity.  It’s the beginning of Spring and a time for changes, looking forward…

The Endo Profiles….Sinead…

Getting a diagnosis as a teenager can help, getting the right treatment early can help, it won’t cure it or take it away but it will stop years of going around in circles and thinking the pain you are in is the norm.  For Sinead, her early diagnosis gave her an answer as to why…

The Endo Profiles: Cate

Cate is one of the many women in Ireland who suffer with Endometriosis on a daily basis.  Some days are good and some days are bad but like many other women it’s a case of taking each day as it comes.  Putting a name to it was a major turning point and it’s about taking…

The Endo Profiles: Kathleen

Kathleen is one of those brave women that refuses to be beaten down by anything.  She turned her frustration and anger around and used that energy to educate herself about Endometriosis and in turn help many others through the EAI support system.  Here is her story. Name: Kathleen Occupation: Medical Laboratory Scientist, Acupuncturist, Chairperson Endometriosis…

Empathy… & The Endo Profile Series

When it comes to empathy there are two schools of thought. Some say it is inherent, you either have it or you don’t. Those who go into a profession such as nursing or social workers are naturally empathic and that’s what draws them to these roles in the first place. They have the ability to…

It must be love, love, love….

Self-love!!!  Looking after ourselves when we need it most. I haven’t written any posts for almost a month, it was partly a conscious choice and partly just life taking over.  September was a busy month both personally and professionally, and a lot going on in that little head of mine.  When I started the blog…

Are you hearing or listening….?

Are you really listening, or just hearing noise? Really listening to someone is a skill, very few have it naturally, but it can be learned.  When you’re in pain and you know it won’t go away if just you do A, B or C, this you know because you’ve tried them already, what you really…

All the Single Ladies….

Put your hands up !… Then walk away and don’t reply, don’t answer back, stop justifying your status to someone who thinks you should be something else. Why is it people feel the need to comment on other people’s status? When you are single, they want to know when are you going to settle down?…

To be or not to be….

A mum…  small word maybe, but a big thing. When I was a child I always thought when I grew up I would meet a man, get married, have a house and have children.  Standard child-like ideas.  When I was a teenager, I still thought the same thing but by then boys fell into the…

Meet my Friend Pain…

Someone recently asked me what it was like, to have Endometriosis that is, and it’s hard to describe as it’s  different for everyone.  There are many untrue definitions out there of what Endometriosis is, I’m not a medical doctor so I’m not going to tie myself up in knots trying to explain.  However this website…

Going to the Gynae, and we’re gonna get…

….Gonna get naked apparently!! Sorry what? I said to my colleague as she stood up from her metro seat, ready to exit at the next stop.  “Make sure you wax!” she shouted as jumped onto the platform and headed home, laughing to herself.   I thought sure! She must be joking, but when I met…

The Power of the Pooch….

Tuesday evening: On the couch with my laptop and a heat bag but the aforementioned pooch is trying to get on top of the heatbag, on top of me, and there just isn’t room for all three…. Will have to finish tomorrow! Wednesday morning: So back to what I was saying…. There are many alternative therapies,…