living life yellow.
the ramblings of a 21 year old
"No uterus, no opinion."
`First said on one of my favourite TV shows, by the fabulous Rachael Green. However, this phrase I think is total bullshit.
"No Uterus, no opinion," is implying that because men do not have an uterus that they should not have the right to tell us their opinion about it. I disagree with this.
I saw female doctors for years, feeling unheard and nothing being done. One day I saw a young male doctor, as he was the only one available at the time and I was finally listened too. He took my complaints seriously and has done everything he can to make my life easier for me over the past year. When I had my first surgery I had a female doctor who performed ablation on me. Where as the male surgeon I has performed excision. The female specialist I saw did not want me to have a second surgery. When I burst into tears, she went to speak to her male consultant, who was happy to do my surgery. The only doctor in the emergency room that has been empathetic and understanding to me (didn't treat me like a drug seeker,) was a male.
The point I'm making is that just because they don't have a uterus, that does not make their opinion not valid. They do understand. They do care. they do want to do what is best for you. You shouldn't disregard a male's opinion just because "they do not have a uterus."`
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It is totally up to you whether you take it or not. I found when I was most sick, I didn't really care who was offering their opinion. I wanted as many as possible. I didn't take into account whether they had a uterus or not.
For example; My father. I'm going to be honest. I don't really think my dad really understands endo but he still tries to have input. Almost everyday he suggests I drink more water or eat better. This literally drives me insane, but he's totally right. I do need to drink more water and eat better.
Hope you think twice before disregarding opinions just because you think they don't understand.
PS; Here's a pic of my dad and I being father/daughter goals af.