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 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 […]

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 […]

Light at the Endo the tunnel

Today, I thought I’d share more about my experiences so far whilst trying to work out what’s wrong with me, and one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received from a medical professional. “Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, you know that there’s something wrong with you, you know that your pain is […]

This is not normal

Since I can remember, I have always had painful periods.  I didn’t think that this was out of the ordinary at all, I was led to believe that during your period you will be in a lot of pain, your emotions will be all over the place, and you will feel exhausted.  For anyone currently believing […]