Free PDF eBook – Living with Endometriosis by OhhhKaye

My Story

I was diagnosed with endometriosis years 9 ago following a 15 year wait of trying to find help whilst managing my cycle.

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 everyone I loved. It affected me physically, socially and emotionally.

Now, I have a defiant attitude to living with this condition, its chronic pain and emotional stress; I will continue to be as strong as I can and not let endometriosis define me. I’m learning to accept the diagnosis and finding ways to support others and as well as myself.

Kaye

Hence this FREE EBook!

I have learnt a lot living with this condition over the years. I have also had the joy of meeting, talking and working with so many other #EndoSisters who have found ways to manage their pain as well as doctors, nurses and health practitioners from all over the world.

So here are few hints, tips and ideas for #LivingWithEndo that can all be done at home.

I hope they help.

Love from

Kaye

If you wish to find out more about this project or if you wish to take part or offer support in further projects please contact me either by email hello@ohhhkaye.co.uk or via my ohhhKaye facebook page.

It’s OK to talk. Period.

 

I am proud to have created #Endometriosis-UK “It’s OK to talk. #Period.”
#online and #print materials, for this years (March 2014) #awareness drive. 

This year’s Awareness Week takes place between March 3rd – 9th 2014.

Our campaign slogan this year is, “It’s OK to talk. Period.” Many women learn to normalise pain they experience during their period and not to talk about out loud. 

We’re encouraging women and teenagers to break a taboo and talk about their periods. To find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved, visit: http://endometriosis-uk.org/news/its-ok-talk-period-37184

My part in this campaign started with a request from EndoUK after I created the MWM-2014 posters. (see later post) I was more then happy to help, as the charity is close to my heart as I have stage 4 Endometriosis.

I had designed these ladies a few years ago and have used them to raise awareness of Endometriosis. EndoUK had also used an illustration featuring them before, so it seemed only fair they where used again, but in a complete new way… by focusing on just the faces. The poster came first, then I made Facebook and twitter banner to match.

I really enjoy drawing these ladies. They always feel like they are very delicate and feminine. They are simple, use the negative space really well, as well as showing a range of different races and facial features very easily. 

Show your support for our new campaign by downloading our special Facebook cover photo and displaying it on your own profile! 

To download follow this link:
http://endometriosis-uk.org/endometriosis-uk-publications#campaigning

Open the cover photo. Right click and select save as, then upload them to your Facebook account.  And voila, you have a snazzy new look for your profile that should get people talking!

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to endoawareness.wordpress.com

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.

Thank you.

Kaye x