Endometriosis. Support.

For anyone living and having to cope with any kind of chronic condition, having a solid support system is absolutely necessary. This is because, chronic illnesses generally tend to disrupt your life in so many ways. Commonly; pain, fatigue,disruption to physical abilities, independence, financial problems due to not being able to work and depression are some of the ways in which research has shown people with chronic condition experience disruptions. Just last week, I was down and forced out of work for most of the week because I was nauseous, dizzy and in unbearable pain. Boy, what an emotional dump! After my laparascopy procedure in August, I was able to enjoy about 2 months of being absolutely symptom free. I was on natural high! And now this.

I think it’s safe to say that the emotional rollercoaster that is endometriosis, clearly has other ideas for me.

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Endometriosis. My Diagnosis Story.

Why does a disease which causes pain, infertility, and which affects around 10 per cent of UK women take up to ten years to diagnose? – Jenny Johnston ( Independent, Feb 2015)

Diagnosis. According to the Oxford Dictionary this is – the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms. 

In my opinion, a diagnosis of any form is a great thing. In my opinion again, a diagnosis offers a form of reassurance for the patient that- the doctors and/or relevant healthcare professionals have a good understanding of what is going on with the patient. As a result, the patient is given a prognosis that hopefully involves effective treatment or a cure that significantly improves the patients quality of life.

So how did my diagnosis affect my quality of life?

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Endometriosis. My Diagnosis Story.