Just a thought…

I know Leandi from varsity days. She is such a gorgeous girl with an angelic voice. She is in her early 30’s now, but last June she had to bury her husband. I don’t know all the details around her husband’s death, what I do know is that he was suddenly rushed to hospital and…

Boom Shake the Womb!

Elizabeth’s story was posted on ‘Endo the World’. I was truly moved by what she has had to endure on her endometriosis journey. Life Lesson by Don Raye The fierce wind rages And I see how trees survive They have learned to bend Source: Boom Shake the Womb!

Annual check-up (2 years in)

So time came for my annual check-up again, in 2015. We have been married for 6 months and were comfortable with our situation. The doctor asked her questions and then did a transvaginal ultrasound. That relieve when she looks at you and says ‘Everything is looking good‘ doesn’t go away. Before you go in it’s…

Another personal experience to share

I stumbled across this article written by a fellow endo-sister Chandelis Duster, ‘Pain and uncertainty: A young woman shares her struggle with endometriosis‘. Her story is much like all the others I’ve heard, very long and painful and treatment upon treatment only to be diagnosed correctly years later. Her endometriosis keeps returning (unlike mine) which…

How other woman handle endometriosis in their daily lives

I read this blog post by a lady under the name┬áTori-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.