This is the harsh reality of living with Endometriosis, living with chronic pain and the effects of this insidious disease that affects 1 in 10 women, What is Endometriosis? Find out more here.
Two weeks post op and unfortunately part of my wound is not healing and keeps opening up.
Despite spending the night in ICU which is always fun, tubes everywhere, lots of machines buzzing and beeping and observations every hour and nurses talking loudly I managed about an hours sleep...
The day is finally here, months in the waiting, lots of tears but the day is here. It's strange, the lead up I am anxious and feel so stressed but once the day comes a strange sense of calm comes over me.
So just one week to go till surgery and the anxiety is building. I think sometimes the lead up us worse, the fear, the stress and the anxiety of what will be.
So it's that time again, surgery time. I have honestly lost track if this is surgery number 46 or 47. But it's a big one. This one is to remove Endometriosis, repair some hernias and adhesion's and potentially remove a mass on the liver.
Hysterectomy is not a cure for Endometriosis yet so many women are led to believe that it is. Unfortunately media and many medical practitioners still believe this outdated theory (along with many other myths).
Ever wondered what is is like to live a day in the life of a chronic pain sufferer? Here's a 24 hour snap shot of what a bad day looked like for Endometriosis and chronic back pain sufferer and Whoa Mumma creator, Teena Hantke.
In Australia recent changes brought in by the government see chronic pain sufferers unable to access codeine without a prescription. Whilst the government is doing this to try and combat the risk of overdoses and abuse of the previously over the counter medication it is in fact disadvantaging those with chronic illness who rely on …
This art made me feel, not just a happy or sad kind of reaction but in a deeply connected way that I have only ever experienced once before.