…you shouldn’t have to live with Endo pain
The Trouble With Endo Pain Is That It Is Invisible
Isn’t it true,
The worst thing anyone can say to you is “but you don’t look sick”.
Don’t fall into the trap of having to justify yourself, or the fact that you need yet another sick day or a moment or two to go and lay on the floor to stretch your aching back and stomach, or that you just polished off another box of painkillers in the office medicine box.
As a teenager I was unfortunate to also have both my mother and my GP tell me:
“Pull yourself together, it’s just Women’s problems”.
So the message I got was either I was imagining the pain or
exaggerating it to get attention.
Unfortunately it did make me feel that the suffering I was going through was ‘normal’ and that I should endure it as part of being a woman. Did this happen to you?
I would like to think that today there is much more known about Endo and we are more open in our discussions about our conditions, that women don’t have to suffer this sort of treatment.
More importantly, it would be great to know that because of increasing awareness, Endo sufferers are not simply dealing with the pain, they are actively seeking and searching for answers and solutions.
Thank goodness for the internet and the amazing forums and support groups on-line that can encourage women to be pro-active about Endo. If you are part of one of these sites, I commend you and encourage you to keep posting supportive comments and advise based on what you have discovered.
In the meantime, here are some useful links and inspiration that might help you with your own personal battle to beat the pain.
Please contact me if you have any questions about forums and support groups in your area.