That was my first question when the consultant came to talk in the hospital last Friday. She was kind, knowledgable and incredibly friendly, but I was still struggling to fully understand what she was saying, although that might have been something to do with being drugged up on painkillers.
I’ve been having pains around and during my period for months. Oh, and I’ll say this nice and early, I think it’s important to talk about health issues because it does more damage to not talk about such crucial things. Not talking about female medical conditions isn’t going to make them go away and I’m not shy. Anyways, I’ve been having pains that have gradually escalated into being sent into hospital because they got so bad. I’ve been worrying about it so much, terrified about what the source of the pain could me. Although I can’t be 100% accurately diagnosed until I have surgery, it’s looking likely I have endometriosis.
In answer to the above question, it’s a chronic condition where womb lining grows in other areas in the body, causing intense pain. And I agree, it hurts like a bitch.
It’s a lot to take in. That this is a lifelong condition. That it could affect fertility. That I may require surgery in the future. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share such a massive thing online, but how could I not? For better or worse, I have this condition and it’s part of my life now, possibly even causing changes in my life so I wanted to share it on my personal platform.
This is very much still a gluten free wholefood recipe and ideas blog, it always will be. But I would like to include posts relating to nutrition and chronic conditions and my journey with dealing with it all, or not some days! I hope it will connect me with an online community that will provide support as I move forward with this.
Do you, or anyone you know, suffer from endometriosis? I would love to hear any thoughts you have about this, please feel free to leave me a comment.