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 […]

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 didnโ€™t understand. Todayโ€™s blog, aims to provide you with a glossary of terms, that you can hopefully refer back to when reading something that you donโ€™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 […]

August Diary

Considering I was signed off work for two weeks, and was essentially bed/sofa bound during that time, August has been a pretty busy month. It started with a friend visiting from Paris, and we spent our Saturday in central London with him. Some of the things we did included lunch in Chinatown, pottering around Covent […]

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 […]

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 […]