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My suffering robs me of entire days. I ache so deep inside it feels as if my bones are broken and the jagged pieces will soon stick out through my skin. My skin crawls and burns as if I have been dragged across a course...

I struggled with depression during that time, largely related to the lack of sleep. I just couldn't function. I felt like no one was helping me and no one cared about the pain. My family didn't know how to help me and they were scared...

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....

When you go to emerg due to the excruciating pain & they send you home it is so discouraging that it causes some depression. ...

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...

On my worst pain days I can't go to work. This is about once a month. I always hope it falls on a weekend so I don't have to call in sick. I can't run or workout several days a month for the pain. I...

I have lost relationships and jobs because people didn't or don't believe how deliberating and crippling this illness does to you, I was mistreated and disrespected a lot. I also developed fibromyalgia after my surgery and this is year 2 of me still learning to...