Introduction to Endocation

Hello! Welcome to my first blog in this series, that I’ve titled Endocation. Around Christmas time I’d been trying to work out what to do for Endometriosis awareness month, when I saw a lot of vloggers doing Vlogmas. This gave me the idea for doing something every day, but (if you follow me on Instagram [...]

2019 Goals and Resolutions

If you've kept up with my blog, you'll know that for me 2018 was a year of ups and downs, and it's given me a lot to think about. 2019 isn't going to be "new year, new me", because I quite like the current me, but there are definitely some things I want to achieve [...]

2018: My Year in Review

To say that 2018 was a challenging year for me would be one hell of an understatement. At many times it felt like the worst of my 24 years, that being said, I also experienced some of the best parts of my life. So here it is, the good, the bad and everything in between. [...]

The importance of taking time for yourself

Yesterday I took a last minute day off, and it was one of the best decisions I've made in a long while. This year has been a really tough one - it's been full of death and despair, and that's before I bring any of my pain, diagnoses and struggles into the picture. During this [...]

All About Livia

With a tagline of 'the off switch for menstrual pain' it's not surprising that many of us with endometriosis had our interests peaked. I reached out to the people behind Livia to find out more information about this seemingly miraculous device, and to gauge whether it was too good to be true. My questions to [...]

The Role of Online Support

In an age where the majority of people are willing to share their entire life story online, without a second thought about content (is it appropriate?) and audience (are they actually interested?) there is still one area of people's lives that most seem unwilling to share freely - health. This is understandable. Medical details can [...]

The day after World Mental Health Day

Today is October 11th, and there isn’t much notable about this day, except that it’s the day after World Mental Health day. And while many people who yesterday were sharing messages of support and talking about how we should end the stigma of mental health have gone back to their daily lives, there are still [...]

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

The majority of my posts have been focused around physical health, but as today is World Mental Health day I want to focus more on mental health. It is just as, if not more, important as your physical health but many of us seem to neglect it. In the UK, currently 1 in 4 people [...]

My first endo support group

Last night I attended my first Endometriosis UK support group. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, having never been to any form of support group before, but I was fairly sceptical about it. (I guess spending seven years being told your pain isn't real makes you see most things from a sceptical point [...]