When I first got endometriosis, I prayed for one answer: a miracle cure for endometriosis. One simple solution that would make it all go away. I wanted a pill, a tablet, an injection, anything that I could take that would make it all disappear and make the pain go away. I believed that they would find a cure for endometriosis. They would miraculously give me the right solution for my endometriosis. I tried them all—the shots, the pills and the various hormonal treatments, all promising me an instant solution to my endless days of pain. Some aided it a little and some reduced the symptoms but ultimately, none of them ever truly cured or came vaguely close to a cure for endometriosis. That’s because there is no tablet, pill or injection or operation that can cure endometriosis. It is a response by our bodies that is growing because of an imbalance that exists in our bodies.
It is funny but many of us seek shortcuts for our problems. Not just in disease but in all aspects in our lives. This is a really silly example, but today I considered getting hair extensions, just because I fancied the idea of having long hair. I have had short hair for two years now and somehow the idea of having nice flowing long hair again is quite appealing. Thing is, I just don’t want to have to go through the agony of growing it. Of it looking nasty in the in-between stages. So, guess what? You can get extensions put in and have the result you want—instantly!
We seem to want everything instantly and don’t want to put in any time or work to get things we have in our lives. I also think, it is this very reason that many people don’t appreciate what they have in life. Everything has come too easily and the value of what they have attained is just not there.
I know my endometriosis is amazing now. I wouldn’t even know I had it and when I look back on my life and how long I suffered with all the side effects of the pill or the hormonal treatments I was on, I wish I had chosen this path a lot sooner. I just constantly put it off because I kept searching for the instant fix instead. I spent years searching for the instant fix, instead of just using that time to reinstate balance into my body. It was actually a shorter road, when compared to fifteen years of the contraceptive pill, danazol, injections and many weekends spent recovering from pain endured during the week.
Perhaps it was simply that I lacked commitment. I had heard from so many women that the Endometriosis Diet had helped them and that cutting out gluten was a massive step in healing their bodies but somehow, though I had heard these things, I just wasn’t ready to make the commitment for myself. Besides, I always believed that a miracle tablet would somehow come along.
Here’s the thing that is kinda scary to realize. When it comes to our bodies, there are no quick fixes. There are imbalances and those imbalances are caused by various different elements within our lives. They are not all food-related, they are not all emotionally related or any other specific aspect within our daily lives. There are various elements or pieces of a puzzle which all need to fall into a perfect picture to create perfect balance and ultimately health. You cannot just do yoga and hope that this is going to work. You cannot just eat a healthy diet and hope that that is going to work. It is a combination of EVERYTHING you do in your life. Your mindset, your stress levels, your exercise, your diet, reducing the toxic load in your environment and even the people in your life. It influences your health and how you cope with endometriosis.
There is no one pill or treatment that can make ALL of these things come back into balance. I wish there was, but sadly it doesn’t exist. I mean, if I could find it, I would definitely share it with you.
So, maybe it is time to stop searching for that one miracle cure for your endometriosis. Maybe it is time that you focused on really aligning your body into its natural state of balance. Are you ready to make the commitment for yourself and your body?
What treatments have you tried so far? What did you believe would be your miracle cure? What results did you get and what side effects did you experience. Feel free to share to help other women who are perhaps deciding on what to do.