Welcome to My World with Endo ūüĆ欆

Hello, and Welcome to Endo-My-World. I decided to start this blog as it is officially Endometriosis Awareness Month (March 2017) and so I’m hoping to share my story to raise awareness. I hope that by sharing my story I can help someone who is suffering to not feel alone, someone that has a loved one…

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

As always with my posts, if you are looking for the factual details then this is not where you will find them! Instead, please look here. So a flexible sigmoidoscopy… where shall I start? Sounds rather glamorous doesn’t it? I mean, just sound the words out on your tongue…¬†flex-ib-all¬† sig-moid-os-co-py. It¬†conjures up thoughts of grandeur,…

The C Word – Consultation

Once I had started to recover from the explorative lap, I had a¬†consultation with a¬†consultant to discuss what was found and what would happen next. It’s a weird thing – it blows my mind that you can have surgery and not know the outcome until months afterwards, but I have come to learn and accept…

Laparoscopic Recovery 

When I first arrived home from the hospital, ¬†I didn’t feel that bad. It may be because the journey home had been so uncomfortable ; speed humps feel like medieval torture devices after abdominal surgery. You feel every small bump in the road, your driver is lucky if they reach 10mph without you verbally abusing…

Explorative Laparoscopy

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the annoying things about Endometriosis is that you can’t get a diagnosis without having an operation. The operation of choice is a laparoscopy. If you’d like the official information of what this entails, then a good place to start is here: NHS Laparoscopy Before being sent…

How much pain is normal?

The weird thing about learning that you ‘may’ have Endometriosis is discovering that all of the things you have been experiencing aren’t normal. I mean, how was I supposed to know that most women don’t: Have spasms and stabbing pain so intense in their bowel that they can’t go to the loo or fear they…

Suspected Diagnosis

I remember the first time I was told that I may have Endometriosis so clearly. ¬†Actually, that’s not quite true. I don’t remember what my GP told me or even being at the GP surgery at all. What I do remember, is what happened afterwards. I was working in a nursery at the time. I’d…

The name game…

When deciding to start a blog, one of the things you spend ages thinking about is what to call it… Something catchy? Something clever?¬†¬†Something self-explanatory? Well I have to admit that for me this wasn’t the case. ¬†I knew straight away there was only one thing I could call it. ¬†Endo-My-Life. Where did this come…