Diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2015, I found a certain relief in having a name to the various aches and pains that came along with my monthly friend. But I quickly became lost in the vast amounts of information, and disinformation online. Thankfully I found the EAI (Endometriosis Association of Ireland) who is a reliable source of information, and a fantastic support network of brave women all dealing with this disease. Reading their stories and sharing their experiences was invaluable in those first few months. It was a number of these women that encouraged me to start writing.
Writing in partly a form of catharsis, and is also a way of sharing my own experiences. In doing so maybe one other person will learn from it, gain strength from it and realise they are not alone.
So the articles are often Endo-based, but also just life experiences too. Hearing other women’s stories, their road to a better place where their disease is mangeable, their struggles with fertility and various surgeries…..its all helped to put my own experiences in context. One of the women talks about the 1%, you try whatever you can to gain 1% relief, and all the 1’s start to add up. There are diet changes, exercises, alternative therapies and various other options to make life easier on a daily basis. It’s different strokes for different folks. Sometimes it’s not about fixing the problem, but just knowing you are not alone with it.
If there are any topics you would like me to write about (Endo related or otherwise) please get in touch on the contact form, I’d love to hear from you.