living life yellow.
the ramblings of a 21 year old
Endometriosis affects one in ten women world wide! That means if you know more than ten woman, you probably know endometriosis. Unfortunately not many people have heard of endometriosis. It's so important for everyone to know because it is such a common and distressed condition. It may not be you with endometriosis, but it may be a family member, friend, colleague or even one day, a daughter.
Here are some ways that you can support those with endometriosis!
Does your period suck? Or quite honestly ruin your life?
Growing up I always thought my period symptoms were normal but turns out, THEY WEREN'T! It took 6 and a half years for me to be diagnosed with endo, which is way to long. The average diagnosis time for endometriosis is 8 years! Crazy right?
This blog post for those of you who think they have endo, but not really sure what to do now.
Please remember that I am definitely not a medical professional (although my parents wish I was LOL.) This information is all based off my own/friends experiences and opinions.
*** Rant ahead***
There is no known cure for endometriosis.
I have to accept that a 100% pain free life might not happen for me.
Last week I ended up in hospital yet again. This time with possible appendicitis but turns out it was most likely just endo pains. I don't know why this upset me so much but it did. Since my last surgery I have been feeling so much better and had convinced myself (stupid girl) that I was going to be good for at least a couple of years. Apparently not..
You guys absolutely loved the last blog post Leo wrote (Read it here) so I got him to write another one! This time I asked him to answer some questions I commonly get asked about endometriosis. Leo has quite a unique way of explaining things which always makes me laugh so I thought I would share it with you all!
Mum, Dad, Grandma... Anyone who is related to me.. PLEASE DON'T READ THIS BLOG!
This is one of the symptoms that is very rarely talked about. Everyone knows that endo causes bad cramps and heavy bleeding, but no one really discusses painful sex.
This blog post was inspired by a discussion I was having with one of my best friends, and a beautiful young lady we volunteer with. This young lady (age 13) is having a tough time at school and confided in us about the dramas that were going on. It sounds like she has done the right thing (and been very mature about it) but that has caused some of her peers to dislike and bully her. My friend and I, who in our second year out of high school, we offering our advice and letting her rant. It was heartbreaking to hear the things that she is going through and that to her it feels like no one understands.