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The worst part is grieving your past self. Not knowing if you’ll ever be the person you once were. Not knowing who you are now. It’s hard. It affects your sleep. It affects your relationships. It affects your sexual health and activities. It affects your...

Over the past 7 years, I’ve seen over 20 different doctors and specialists and no one was ever able to properly diagnose or treat me. Myself and my family have spent tens of thousands of dollars in alternative treatments to try and get me well....

Identifying the likely cause of my pain meant that I could speak about my health journey with others more, which has led to further support....

I have done IVF that ended in a miscarriage. Our idea of multiple children or any at all seems like an unattainable dream. It's heartbreaking to think that we may not have a family of our own. However, I'm also afraid that if we have...

Health care for endometriosis needs to be more common in smaller towns or cities, as in more specialists need  to help more patients than just the one or 2 specialists that are available and you have to wait for 6 months to a year to...

I finally made it to an endo specialist and I feel lucky to be here - awaiting some treatment but I can tell you - my anger and fear are still there. I worry about a system that may deny me help again is this...

I am fortunate that I am still able to work with endometriosis. I have had to adapt my exercise regime as running makes my abdomen hurt. Two to three days a month I do stay in bed in pain, which affects my social life. ...

Since I first got my period they were heavy and long and painful. 10 years ago, as my chronic pelvic pain persisted, I was told that I was being dramatic, that my pain wasn’t real. After countless doctor visits, bloodwork, ultrasounds, colonoscopy and emergency room...

I have always been capable of so much from working out to to being a straight A student, and participating in numerous sports teams. This illness has changed everything that was personal to me and has stripped my identity to the point where fertility is...

I have struggled with severe anxiety and panic since my symptoms began. I would dread my period each month because I knew how sick I was going to be. Once the surgeries and invasive tests began it only worsened. I have insomnia and have gone...