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 […]

2018: My Year in Review

To say that 2018 was a challenging year for me would be one hell of an understatement. At many times it felt like the worst of my 24 years, that being said, I also experienced some of the best parts of my life. So here it is, the good, the bad and everything in between. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consulting Dr Google!

Apologies for not posting for so long – it’s been one hell of a month! We had a lovely rural retreat for the Easter weekend, we went to Wales to visit the other-halves family and while we were there we were treated to lots of lovely food, walks in the Welsh countryside and the peace […]

1 step forwards, 3 steps back

Today was supposed to be a good day.  After my success at the walk in centre of finally having a doctor believe me about my pain, today I was doing as he said and I had my GP appointment to get my referral to the gynaecologist.  I went to the appointment, told the GP that […]