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.
Having surgery is never fun, but when it is necessary then you should approach it with the right attitude and be prepared to have the best recovery possible.
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 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 Unfortunately media and many medical practitioners still believe this outdated theory (along with many other myths).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.
Christmas can be one of the most joyous and happy times of the year, especially when you have children. The family traditions, the fun, colour, activities, delicious food and excitement of Santa coming and giving special gifts to those you love. But it can also be one of the hardest times of the year for those suffering from chronic health issue
People often ask me how I remain so positive and don’t let my illnesses and pain get to me, the answer is of course some days it does get to me, some days I do feel like my issues have bested me, but those days are in the minority, the most part I am strong, I fiercely fight against the pain and try to live a happy and full life.