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 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 […]

What is BSGE?

BSGE stands for the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, it was originally founded in 1989 by a small group of consultant gynaecologists who were keen to advocate the benefits of minimal access surgery for their patients. They also provide facilities for training, monitoring and preventing complications in minimal access surgery. In the past 30 years […]

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 […]

Common Accompanying Illnesses: Vulvodynia

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 otherconditions that can be experienced alongside endometriosis, however I […]

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, […]

Endo Myths: Age

One of the most damaging myths when it comes toendometriosis, in my opinion, is that you have to be a certain age to have it.Going to doctors and telling them about your symptoms should not be met withthe response “you’re too young to have that”, because that’s just not true. Ifyou have periods, then you […]

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 […]

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 […]