When I first got my diagnoses for Endometriosis I was shocked and didn’t really know what it meant. What I wasn’t prepared for was the whirlwind of emotions, pain, tears, heartbreak, confusion and loneliness that would come along with it.
Endometriosis doesn’t only affect you physically if affects you mentally. It has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to get through and I will have this for the rest of my life.
Endometriosis made me cry because I couldn’t be the woman I wanted and do the things I wanted to do.
Endometriosis made me feel like a burden and a disappointment (even to this day), constantly feeling like I let everyone down.
Endometriosis made me feel lazy and I knew that’s what others were thinking too. My body would feel like it was shutting down and I would be useless.
Endometriosis made me feel physical pain like I’ve never felt before. The symptoms are horrific and I always wonder how I will even make it through the bad flare ups and if my body would cope.
Endometriosis made me feel like a crap wife. Being in constant pain, not knowing if I would ever have my own family.
Endometriosis made me feel alone. No one could understand my pain, no one knew what to do to stop the pain or the right thing to say. I was always the friend that’s always ill and flakey.
Endometriosis made me feel like my body had let me down. Over and over again.
Endometriosis made me feel scared and lost and like I had to plan every single day to make sure I don’t waste any energy.
Endometriosis made me make life changing decisions with little information to go on that I could one day regret.
ENDOMETRIOSIS IS REAL. IT MADE ME FEEL THIS WAY AND IT STILL MAKES ME FEEL THIS WAY.
Some days are better than others and Endometriosis has taught me many things along the way.
– Endometriosis taught me to appreciate each pain free day so much.
– Endometriosis taught me I am stronger than I ever thought and when I feel like I can’t go on fighting this. Somehow I do.
– Endometriosis taught me not to feel guilty for being in pain or ill.
– Endometriosis taught me not to feel guilty for having to rest and say no.
– Endometriosis taught me not enough information is known about periods/endometriosis.
– Endometriosis taught me social media and the people you get to know on it can literally save you on your bad days.
– Endometriosis taught me to say I’m fine when my body is in pain.
– Endometriosis taught me to be thankful for the small things in life.
– Endometriosis taught me to take time to remember what I have overcome and achieved.
– Endometriosis taught me to never give up.