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The Five Things I Wish I Had Known When I First Got Endometriosis

It has been a long journey with endometriosis for me. It started when I was only a teenager and now I am in my mid-thirties! I know when I first started on this journey, it all seemed so hard and impossible! I felt doomed that I had gotten endometriosis and for a large part of my life there was this internal anger for even having it.

I am writing this to hopefully avoid you making many of the mistakes I made in my journey and hopefully it gives you some guidance on what you CAN do.

1. There is no “can not” with endometriosis

Throughout my journey I would constantly hear the words “can’t”. In some cases, it was being told that I can’t have children or that I can’t cure endometriosis. Thing is, these words were always negative and they created a negative mindset in me. It made me feel doomed and helpless. On my journey I have found women that have had children and who have cured themselves of endometriosis. They are out there! They have taken things into their own hands and have found ways to achieve what they wanted. When we are constantly told something, I think we eventually believe it. So, don’t believe them and find someone who tells you that YOU CAN!

 

2. Hormonal treatments don’t fix anything

I tried them all—apart from Lupron as we didn’t have that one. I went through every side effect and put my poor body through hell and back trying to find one that was less difficult for my body to cope with. Though I eventually found a pill that alleviated my pain, it didn’t solve the problem. The endometriosis always came back the minute I stopped taking them. That is because they were only looking at the symptoms my body was showing. They never can get to the root problem of endometriosis. That is why they will never fix anything! These treatments only add a toxic load to your body. They are synthetic drugs and are not natural within your body. The body can heal itself—just give it the things that work within it.

 

3. There are heaps of options out there

I remember the day when I went to see my gyni. It was a day when my endometriosis was giving me so much pain that I didn’t know what else to do. We had worked our way through a long list of “treatment options” and it was like we were simply just crossing them off—oh well, that didn’t work, next…

We were left with some nasty choices and I was in so much pain that I said okay… so what are my choices here, if I don’t want to take hormonal treatments? His response was simple, “Have a baby as soon as you can or have a hysterectomy!” That was it… no other options beside synthetic hormones, having a baby or a hysterectomy! Wow!

The reality is there is heaps and heaps more choice in the world outside of these options! SO MANY! Once you delve into the avenue of natural healing, you will be amazed. I was! There were just mountains of things to try and explore and they all led to more answers! Natural healing is different. It focuses on giving the body tools, so it can fix things by itself. Those tools will vary and you can find all different ones to do the same job! Once you find one that works, you will find others. It is really exciting to find so many!

 

4. You are not alone

I did try and fight endo on my own. I had my support network of friends who were there for me when I needed them but mostly I battled with it all on my own. It made things much, much harder than they needed to be. I was embarrassed by my body’s “weakness”. I didn’t want to show others that I was “sick”. I wanted to be “normal”. So, I put on a brave face and dealt with the daily pain for years on my own. You don’t need to do that. There is so much help available to you. Try some online support groups or find a local support group you can join. Find one that supports your goals and is positive and uplifting to you. If you are shy, just use a false name but you will be amazed at how much this will help your healing. Other women have been where you are now and they can guide you through it all. It is much easier with friends to hold your hand! I have a private Support Group, which is all about natural, positive healing and I monitor it to ensure it remains that way. Why not request to join and see how much support is out there for you?

 

5. Endometriosis doesn’t need to control your life

The only time I currently get reminded that I even still have endometriosis is when that time of the month rolls around. Every other day, it is like it doesn’t exist. I have no pain, no headaches, no nausea, no emotional turmoils, no daily struggles to even get out of bed. I can do anything I want and endometriosis is not my focal point to my day. It used to be. My life used to revolve around it. I would quit jobs because of it, change my life around it and even choose what I did on my weekends around it. Not anymore!

You can get here too. It takes time but you can have a way with endo so that it doesn’t dominate your life.

It doesn’t need to be a life sentence. It doesn’t need to be doom and gloom.

There is so a lot of information on this blog for you. It is totally free and it has the answers you need to move forward. Feel free to ask me any questions through any of the comments boxes. I am here to help you and want you to feel better!

Hugs, Melissa x
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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Melissa

    Glad it has helped you and glad you feel that way! There is heaps of hope sweets and you will feel even better than you already do! 🙂

  2. sarai

    as always very inspiring! Thanks! I have been dealing with endo officially for 2 years but looking back, I have had the symptoms much longer, years longer. It still is a big focal point in my life and I look forward to a time when it is not such a big deal. I do have good days however now which I did not initially and my periods seem healthier now that I have been taking herbs, eating better, and getting acupuncture.

    YES there is hope!

  3. Melissa

    Thanks Jane and such a wonderful message. It is so true! We are all different and the key thing is not to give up! 🙂

  4. Melissa

    For sure Lara! Love your thinking 🙂 Hope the op goes well and take care of yourself 🙂

  5. Jane

    Thanks Melissa. You have opened my eyes and all the ladies out there who share. Something might work for them,but not for you and the other way around too. Try try try. Experiment . It is worth it. Don’t get discouraged. This is even true about doctors. Your friend could feel he or she walks on water. Then you do not have the same experience. It’s ok. We are all different. Just keep moving and try to enjoy the steps on the journey. Some will be ok. Some terrible and some great. It is all good. It is all part of growing. Bless all of you for every little input. You never know who needed to here it today.

  6. Lara

    Hi Mel, thanks so much for this blog and for sharing your journey. I haven’t yet been diagnosed with endo but i’m only a week away from getting the lap done to confirm diagnosis. What amazes me the most is that even without knowing what I have, my gynae wanted to put me on hormones to see if that would help. I refused! Since my pain has become such a problem I’ve tried heaps of things but still have a long way to go. Anyways, if endo is diagnosed I hope i’ll be able to take this disease by the horns! Thanks again xx

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