Travelling with Endometriosis

You're off on holiday, not due for a flare up, you're body is in a pretty predictable rhythm and you're really looking forward to enjoying your trip. Sods law - you'll get a flare up. I always try to be as prepared as possible, so that if a flare up does happen, I can still [...]

Self Care September

How many times have you forced yourself through something that you really didn't want to do, but felt like you had to out of social obligation? How many times have you put others needs before yourself, because you feel that you should be used to whatever it is you're dealing with right now because you've been [...]

August Diary

Considering I was signed off work for two weeks, and was essentially bed/sofa bound during that time, August has been a pretty busy month. It started with a friend visiting from Paris, and we spent our Saturday in central London with him. Some of the things we did included lunch in Chinatown, pottering around Covent [...]

My First Laparoscopy

Tuesday 7th August 2018 was the day that a seven year old question was finally answered - is it all in my head? My day started at 5:45am when the alarm went off, and I had to start getting ready to head to the hospital. I left the flat and started the hour long bus [...]

A letter to every medical professional who dismissed me

To all the doctors and nurses who disregarded me, Over the past seven years, 19 of you completely dismissed me, my pain and my concerns. I was told that my pain didn't exist, or that it was normal to have period pain, or that I couldn't possibly have endometriosis and I shouldn't diagnose myself through [...]

Consulting Dr Google!

Apologies for not posting for so long - it's been one hell of a month! We had a lovely rural retreat for the Easter weekend, we went to Wales to visit the other-halves family and while we were there we were treated to lots of lovely food, walks in the Welsh countryside and the peace [...]

1 step forwards, 3 steps back

Today was supposed to be a good day.  After my success at the walk in centre of finally having a doctor believe me about my pain, today I was doing as he said and I had my GP appointment to get my referral to the gynaecologist.  I went to the appointment, told the GP that [...]

Light at the Endo the tunnel

Today, I thought I'd share more about my experiences so far whilst trying to work out what's wrong with me, and one of the best pieces of advice I've ever received from a medical professional. "Don't take 'no' for an answer, you know that there's something wrong with you, you know that your pain is [...]