Endometriosis Awareness Month

My daughter has endometriosis and it has caused her a bunch of problems over the years.  She went through horribly uncomfortable periods, painful ovulation, bouts of diarrhea contrasted with constipation… For years she was not a happy camper.

Endometriosis, aside from making one feel lousy, can interfere with fertility and make having a child difficult.  Read more about endometriosis in our previous post.

My daughter ultimately had surgery to “clean up” as much unwanted tissue in her abdomen as possible.  Happily, she now has two daughters and far fewer discomforts every month.  If you have symptoms and think you may have endometriosis, talk to your doc about it.  Don’t suffer in silence.   Although you can’t get rid of it all together, there are ways of treating it.

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3 Responses to “Endometriosis Awareness Month”

  1. Jeanne Says:

    I have lived with endometriosis for 28 years. I just left a more detailed comment on the previous post linked above from “Read more about endometriosis”.

    The mother who wrote the post above is right. Suffering in silence is not the answer. As she said, there is no cure but there are ways of treating it (many of which traditional MDs typically don’t even mention).

    If you are looking for a place to connect with fellow endometriosis patients (or to find information for your daughter or other loved one), feel free to visit my blog about chronic conditions, Chronic Healing.

    We are currently celebrating Endometriosis Awareness Month 2010.

    Thank you!

    Jeanne

  2. Lindsay Says:

    Thanks Jeanne. I hope more women will look for help in treating the many issues related to endometriosis.

  3. Jeanne Says:

    Lindsay,

    Thank you!

    Endometriosis affects 89 million women and girls. Awareness is so important. We just went over the 500 mark for signatures on our endometriosis awareness petition. We used the petition recently when we lobbied a newspaper editor to correct an article that contained serious misinformation about endometriosis. It worked! 🙂

    Thank you so much for helping us spread the word about endometriosis!

    Jeanne

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