Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
Many remain undiagnosed and are therefore not treated.
For many women, the pain of endometriosis can be so severe and debilitating that it impacts on her health, metal health and her life.
This has to stop.
My name is Kaye.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis 4 years ago following 15 years of trying to find help in managing my cycle. I had been “fobbed off” by a variety of doctors and medical staff. Remarks such as “It’s normal”; “All lady’s have it” and my particular favourite…”It will be better once you have had a baby” were received along with countless trials of analgesics, and anti-spasmodics.
As a young woman it was almost an embarrassment to admit how awful the symptoms were and I went to extreme lengths to disguise it from friends and family.
Although there are times I am still raw, I am learning to accept the diagnosis and finding ways to support others and myself.
Here at endoawareness I will post artwork, images, posters, websites, website links, videos, guest bloggers and health professional interviews about endometriosis.
The hope, that this site can become a ONE-STOP place to find, information, encouragement, support and media about endo.
So let start raising awareness and the profile of endo, so that women with the condition can be seen and heard.