How other woman handle endometriosis in their daily lives

I read this blog post by a lady under the name Tori-Crowther where she asked other endo-sufferers to share what they have learnt through personal experiances helps them to cope with this ever present disease. The ladies recommend exercise, healthy eating and joining a support group. All of these also helped me go through life with…

Annual check-up (1 year later)

After my final laparoscopy was effective, I only had to see my doctor a year later for a check-up. To me that meant I could park this disease at the back of my head and not think of it as often as the last 12 months. Not having to see a doctor or think about…

The day Psalm 23 made me cry

We were at some of our best friends’ wedding. And the scripture that they choose to be read during the ceremony was Psalm 23. Everybody finds it comforting and full of promise. I mean why wouldn’t they? But not for me. Not in that moment. I started crying, through the entire ceremony, I was in…

Somewhere there is a woman…

I read the below post on Facebook during the week and wanted to share it with you. This is so true. People should realise that an innocent question like ‘So when are you planning on falling pregnant?’ can be the cruelest thing you can ask a woman or a couple.

Joost, we will always remember

Yesterday the world got the news that Joost van der Westhuizen has passed away. For those of you that don’t know, South Africa is a sport mad country. And Joost was one of the best players to pull the green and gold jersey over his head. For a total of 89 times, and wearing the…

Surprise… You have endometriosis!

Here is another article written by Natalie, an Australian lady and fellow sufferer, with a very fitting title, “Surprise… you have endometriosis“. That is really how you feel, like you have just walked into your surprise party.  

Final Laparoscopy

After almost 1 year of realizing there is something wrong. 2 doctors, 2 surgeries and 6 very expensive injections that made me moody and irrational as hell, I reached the end of my aggressive treatment plan. I had the option of doing the final laparoscopy just to make sure the treatment was a success. The…

Zola-what…?

After my laparotomy I was on bed rest for 2 weeks after which I had to get a monthly injection of Zoladex 3.6mg for 6 months. During the 2 weeks bed rest the incision was slightly uncomfortable at the start but it healed nicely. The 6 months that followed was another story. Firstly, Zoladex is prescribed to…

Endometriosis roundup 2016.

It’s that time of year again where I present my annual endometriosis summary. This is by no means an exhaustive list- but just an overview of events and publications which have caught my eye … Source: Endometriosis roundup 2016.