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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]