For those of you that have read my bio, you will be aware that I suffered with endometriosis in my mid-twenties. It is a really horrible disease and there is not enough being done to raise awareness.
In an effort to re-address the balance, I would like to share Claire's story, a fellow sufferer who reached out to me via this website.
If you, or anyone you know has been diagnosed with endometriosis and would like to share your story, please contact me and I will be happy to post it here.
At 33, doctors told me that my Endo was so bad; I had no choice but to have a full hysterectomy so this is what I did. I ended up with an internal bleed after the operation and was in hospital for a week. I wish I could tell you I am pain free now but the Endo is now on my bladder, bowel and kidney. I just had an operation on my bladder to make it bigger because the Endo has made it smaller.
On the positive side, I run a support group called Endometriosis Fife in my local hospital, working for the Endo UK charity. I also have a Facebook page which readers can find here. It's my life to make women understand Endo and to show women they are not alone in this...I ran an endometriosis awareness march in March this year in Edinburgh. It was hard work but if I managed to help just one woman, then it was worth it.
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An exploration of the world of Ingrid Hall - book reviews and a little bit of Newcastle history. They do say variety is the spice of life!