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 […]

The Endo Diet

The effect that your diet can have on endometriosis is a commonly discussed topic, and everyone has their own opinions on it. Bring up the topic and you’ll find people suggest a whole host of different things to try that will help with your endometriosis symptoms. One of the most common questions that I get […]

What I wish I could tell my friends

Don’t get me wrong, I have some really supportive friends who are really understanding about my endometriosis, and who really want to learn more about it. But, there are still things that I wish I could say to them that I just don’t feel able to. This is not because of anything they have said […]

Common Accompanying Illnesses: Adenomyosis

Over the next couple of blog posts I will be discussing someof the other illnesses that can commonly affect people with endometriosis. Please note that you do not have to have endometriosis to suffer from any ofthese conditions, and this list is not exhaustive. There are many other conditions that can be experienced alongside endometriosis, […]

Blogs to follow

I have found blogs to be a very useful source of information, especially in the initial few months after first finding out about endometriosis and suspecting I had it. Because they are sharing their personal experiences and things that have helped them, I find that in many ways they canbe more helpful than medical sites, […]

Pain Relief

I’m sure that all of you are no stranger to pain relief. In fact, you’re probably more versed in it than your average first year med student! Through my instagram account and attending support groups, I have learnt about many different forms of medication, alongside those my doctor has informed me of. CBD  – this […]

How to help your partner with their endometriosis

Todays blog is more for the partner of someone with endometriosis, and has a few small tips for how to help your partner when they’re struggling with a flare up. A lot of the things you can do to help are common sense, but can often get forgotten about. Run a hot relaxing bath – […]