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Blog January 2011

Posted on: February 16, 2011


January 2011

I had suspected that I had endometriosis for a few years prior to my diagnosis,  during this time I read and researched to know more about the condition.  You would have thought this would have prepared me and showed me what to expect!

I am embarrassed to acknowledge that I had absolutely no comprehension of how much of my life this disease has tried to steal.  It is far more than just ‘period pains’,  for some sufferers (including myself) it is a chronic condition,  that leaves you crippled in pain,  isolated  from family and friends, robbed of an easy passage through fertility and a direct line to your gynaecologist who may or may not support you with frequent or drastic surgery.

There is no cure for endometriosis.

Due to lack of awareness and other factors diagnosing endometriosis can take on average a painful and frustrating 8-10 years!  It took 21 years for me to be diagnosed,  but the diagnosis was really just a formality ,  then reality kicked in. This journal is my journey of the last weeks with my womb and the early stages of coming to terms with a total radical hysterectomy.

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