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Endometriosis x 4

Endometriosis.

A condition that affects 1 in 10 women. A condition that I have struggled with for over 10 years.

Recently I made a choice that I somewhat regret to go back under the knife and have a clean out; here’s why I regret it.

Surgery is a great option for many women and it has helped me in the past and as it stands this time also due to what was found. However I believe that surgery should be the last option on the agenda not the first for many women out there. It means 6 weeks off movement and sex, while that seems ok for some it always is an utter mind fuck for me.

Not only was I unable to move, I hurt and I mean I hurt still now 5 weeks out it hurts to bend over, or to access your abdominal to help the flow (wee). I feel like I was pushed in to a surgery as a treatment option by a new specialist that I was unused to. I let someone else take control of my healing, MY BODY and I feel kinda shitty at myself for it. Why did I let some strange man convince me to let him slice me open like a ripe orange?

Like many out there I just wanted the intense pain to stop as it had been getting worse, however due to all of the changes I had made in my body over the last few months the pain was actually subsiding so I let some surgeon tell me what to do instead of trusting myself and the healing journey I was on. Don’t get me wrong he found a cyst sooo that was good because I’m not sure if you’ve had one pop inside you before but it is literally like being fisted through your belly button by ten thousand lava pop rocks.. ( Noooo Fun)

So what I’m trying to say is I made the wrong decision this time, here are some simple ways you might start to control your symptoms.

Natural ways of healing should be our first thought. What are you eating? how does this food consumption sit with your body? are there things you eat that you see a reaction from straight away?

What about meditation, have you tried that?

Supplementation?

Changes whilst you are experiencing your flow aka shark week ?

In so many cases changing your eating habits and upping meditation in your life have a huge change on how this disease acts in your every day life.

In the next few posts I am going to share how I have overcome some of the more debilitating symptoms of #endo.

But for now all I can say is be aware of what you are putting in to your body and use surgery as a last resort not a first one because it’s a bandaid. Once you’ve had the surgery if you haven’t made the changes nothing is going to be different: asides from the weird looking belly button and random belly scars….