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I remember I was told I was in surgery for 5 1/2 hours, because the surgeon couldn't believe how much endo grew in my body. I remember waking up in my hospital room, which was a semi private room to a nurse waking me up...

Since endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, endometriosis identification and care need to be better integrated into medical school training. Primary care providers need to be made more aware of endometriosis symptoms - including atypical presentations - in order to refer patients for timely specialist...

I remember waking up one night and being in the worst pain of my life. I couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe, couldn’t cry out for help. I laid there not knowing what to do. Eventually it faded and I fell back asleep. It happened the next...

One minute everything is fine. The next minute pain strikes so hard I lose my vision. Nausea sets in. I am doubled over in pain and don’t know if I can make it home safely. My internal organ functions are compromised are on a cycle...

I recently got diagnosed several months ago with both stage 4 endometriosis and adenomyosis. It’s been a nightmare - nobody seems to understand the unbearable pain both emotionally and physically with this chronic disease. To add to this, knowing I cannot have children is killing...

I was calling in sick for my shifts at the hospital, as I was unable to keep up with my heavy patient load with the amount of pain I was experiencing. My gynecologist told me that if I put a new IUD in, my symptoms...

Endometriosis affects everything in my day-to-day life. It affects my moods which can swing rapidly. It also affects my ability to complete assignments for my university classes. The fatigue causes a lot of brain fog making it hard to write essays. Worst of all, endometriosis...

It makes it very difficult for my partner and I to have fun. Although sex can be painful at times, the emotional aspect has driven more of a wedge into our intimacy. I fear of being in pain. I fear of not being enough of...

It had a huge impact on my life , I wasn’t able to work, go to college, have a social life, travel, and I lived in fear I would wake up in pain and end up in the hospital. I didn’t feel like myself during...

The first time I had endo pain it scared me so much and my work was not supportive. Between the pain, the stress at being treated the way I was, I missed some critical errors by another person and the end result is that I...

I have learned a lot about the body and holistic approaches now. Now I want to help others in there journey of wellness. No one’s journey is the same and there is not one treatment will work for endometriosis. I now want to advocate for...

I have not had a chance for children yet due to being infertile from the endo and the fertility treatments like IUI and IVF in our province are very costly and not covered in our province, I have only wanted to be one thing in...