Glossary of Commonly Used Terms

When I first heard of endometriosis, and started doing my own research into it there were a lot of terms or abbreviations that I just didn’t understand. Today’s blog, aims to provide you with a glossary of terms, that you can hopefully refer back to when reading something that you don’t understand. I also found […]

What is Endometriosis?

We’re going to start at the very beginning here, with the most googled women’s health question of 2018, what exactly is Endometriosis? How does it affect us? And more importantly, why does it affect some of us? Back to basics – endometriosis is where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]