One in Ten

Look around you right now. How many women can you see? I’m on the tube, and I can see maybe 30 other women (yes, the London tubes are super crowded, it’s a problem). Statistically there will be three women on this tube with endometriosis. There are ninety flats in my block, with an average occupancy […]

My Holiday Endo Kits

Traveling always seems to induce my anxiety, not because of the transport or the traveling itself, but because of the fear that endo will rear its ugly head and try to ruin my holiday. I’ve become used to this sword hanging over my head, but I really hate the thought that endo might ruin the […]

My Laparoscopy: One Year On

This time last year I was anxiously sitting on a hospital bed waiting for my laparoscopy, although I didn’t realise just how long I’d be waiting. I arrived at 7:30am ready to be admitted, put on my hospital gown, compression socks and hospital underwear and waited in my bed on the ward. Throughout the morning […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]