What are your endometriosis symptoms like? 

Severe pain around ovulation or before period, back pain ( feels like you’re being punched) , pelvic pain ( stabbing) nausea sometimes & can’t move

What was your journey to diagnosis like? 

It took 20 years.. I saw urologists, many gynos and general practitioners. Diagnosed by surgery

What has your experience with treatment for endometriosis been? 

I really like naturopathy, massage therapy, chiropractic

How does endometriosis affect your day-to-day life? 

When you’re in pain you don’t feel like doing anything

How does endometriosis affect your emotional well-being? 

I’ve heard there are issues with anxiety , depression. I have got sweats & sex can be painful sometimes

How has endometriosis shaped turning points in your life up until now and looking toward the future? 

I’ve focused more on my health & less about other things

How have you found hope and support in your endometriosis journey?

Everyone has been supportive for the most part. Some people just don’t understand. It’s best to find other people with endometriosis 

What do you think healthcare for endometriosis in Canada should look like? 

It should be better and drug pushing shouldn’t be the only option

What do you think it is important for people to know about the experience of having endometriosis in Canada? 

It takes so long to diagnose , people wait too long and it’s sad