Endo Myths: Treatment

When it comes to treating endometriosis, there are a number of options that can be offered. There are many factors involved in the process of deciding which treatment is the right choice. The age of the patient can often be one of the biggest factors in deciding the treatment path. For a younger patient without […]

Endo Myths: Diagnosis

Have you had a diagnosis of endometriosis yet? If yes, then you probably know how difficult it can be to get one. There are exceptions to this of course, but on average it takes seven and a half years to get a diagnosis. There’s only really one myth when it comes to diagnosis, and that […]

Endo Myths: Causes

A quick internet search will show you that doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes endometriosis, but throughout history there have been a number of theories. I’d like to start by saying that some of the theories I’ll be discussing are historical myths, and others are from the current school of thought. The first myth I’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]