Endo What

When I was diagnosed with endometriosis one year and a half after I was diagnosed with MS, I was surprised to learn that, unlike MS, endometriosis is not a rare disease. Yet there’s less talk about endometriosis, and there is for sure less research into finding a cure or finding ways to improve the lives of millions of women around the world. I was taken aback by how little is currently being done to understand what causes it, why and how it develops and how it can be prevented or managed once it’s settled. It’s like doctors just decide to cut you up to remove the endometriosis tissue, send you home, and do it all again when more unwanted tissue grows. Like we were needle felting pads or something.

Below is the trailer of Endo What, a documentary aiming to raise awareness to some of these issues. And take a look at this insightful Guardian article which lets you know more about it. And then let’s all say “Enough already!”

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4 thoughts on “Endo What

  1. I wanted to come back to your post on Endo to let you know that my mother’s friend found out her back was broken due to her endometreosis, and tilted uterus. She had to decide to either have back surgery or a hysterectomy. I thought of your video immediately, and was thankful I had watched it when discussing it with my mom. I was able to inform her a little bit more, since you helped inform me.
    I’m thinking of you and wanted to check in and say hi. May has been a difficult month here for many reasons. Good things are happening, but there is a lot of heaviness for multiple reasons. I have a feeling you’re in the same boat, so I just wanted to send a hug your way xo

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    1. I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s friend. It can’t be an easy choice. I’m wishing that whichever she chooses it will be the best for her. I think the movie has a Facebook page where they share more information if you’d like to check it out. I’ve been having many ups and down. I know exactly what you mean. I’ve had good things happening to me but at the same time there seems to be a veil of sorrow, heaviness and emotional fatigue lingering. Thank you for your message and hug. It always brightens my day to hear from you. I’m sending you heartfelt hugs back and hoping for only good things to come your way.

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      1. Thank you for the sweet hug ❤ You are so kind to offer more info on the endo page. Thank you!
        I'm trying to dig myself out of an intense fatigue and depression hole as well. I'm convinced that fatigue, brain fog, and depression all go together. I've never been (severely) fatigued without the other 2 tagging along. I imagine a fatigue expert could tell me why the brain depresses when the body does.
        Tomorrow I'm starting on Gensing, Saint John's Wort, Sam-E, and a handful of other herbs. Have you found anything to help your fatigue?
        I hope a light shines through your veil very soon!
        Gentle hugs on the way ❤ 🙂

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