What are your endometriosis symptoms like? Abnormal pain that Advils or Tylenol can’t help.
What was your journey to diagnosis like? I was diagnosed when trying to conceive in my early 30s, went to see a gynecologist and did some tests, my endometriosis was so advanced that they could see all my cysts with a simple ultrasound.
What was your experience with treatment for endometriosis been? For me the first treatment that really helped me was my second surgery witch was excision surgery. Never took any medication.
How does endometriosis affect your day-to-day life? For me the first treatment that really helped me was my second surgery witch was excision surgery. Never took any medication.
How does endometriosis affect your emotional well-being? Endometriosis caused me depression and anxiety for years, because I felt alone with my pain, no one I knew had the disease, had no one around me that could understand me until I found my specialist.
How has endometriosis shaped turning points in your life up until now and looking toward the future? In my 40s I can finally say I feel better after being in perimenopause! But the most negative thing is that I was never been able to have children…. sadly diagnosed too late in life, endometriosis had destroyed my good follicles.
How have you found hope and support in your endometriosis journey? In my 40s I feel better than I ever felt! Being in perimenopause literally saved me from pain. Also have met some women that have the disease and talking about it made me feel amazing:)
What do you think healthcare for endometriosis in Canada should look like? I feel lucky to have found an endometriosis specialist I will be grateful forever to the doctor that referred me.
What do you think it is important for people to know about the experience of having endometriosis in Canada? I feel like we are lucky to have some resources in Canada to help us women.