I had quite a rough day on Sunday. It was the first time in 6 months that I have had such bad period pain and I just felt awful. Luckily, I knew the cause of it all, so that prevented me from going into complete panic mode!
I was at James’s parents house too, so that made it even more challenging as I couldn’t go through my usual carefully laid out plan for period pain. I had no hot water bottles, no castor oil and only had a few supplements, which I could transport with me. My usual routine for this is so well planned that by the time I figure out I am going to have a bad period, I have already taken every preventative to avoid it getting completely agonizing. No such luck this time. It was nasty! I struggled to do anything and yet I had to put on a brave face and act like everything was fine. This in itself was quite draining!
Anyway, today is Tuesday and the severity is all gone. I know it never used to be like this before. I would spend my entire monthly period in bed, curled up in agony.
The point I guess I wanted to make with this blog is that I know I have come a long way and I have certainly learnt a lot about how to reduce my pain BUT, and this is a big BUT, I no longer just want to manage the pain or reduce it. I want it to be gone. Permanently! I don’t want to experience it even for just one or two days a month. I don’t want to experience it EVER!
The more extreme the period pain is, the more motivation it gives me to get rid of it.
The past year has been a long learning curve. I have tried a number of different methods to try and heal this Endometriosis permanently. Naturally, I first started with my diet and obvious things like exercise and de-stressing, emotional healing, meditation, yoga etc, but I feel it is only now, a year later, that I can say I am almost being guided onto real sources of actual cures for Endometriosis. The stronger I believe I am going to find the answers to a real cure, the more the answers seem to present themselves. Like the universe is working with me to achieve that goal.
The body is truly amazing at healing itself and the amount of information out there is phenomenal. There are people everywhere who are using natural methods to cure a variety of conditions. The more people out there who are going against the mainstream medical system and finding real cures, using natural methods, the more we will find answers and solutions for our own healing. I am so happy we live in a time of the internet. I am not sure where I would be with my healing if it weren’t for the internet. It is such a wealth of information that it becomes possible for everyone to find real answers and not have to rely on only one source of information.
So, my Endometriosis pain teaches me a few things, but here are the 4 key ones:
- It signals to me that I need to keep searching for more answers
- It shows me that I need to refocus, slow down and appreciate what is really important to me, in this moment
- It allows me to appreciate those days when I am not in pain so much more
- It keeps me connected to everyone in the world that experiences pain. I can sympathize better and be there for you more when I still experience pain.
I love hearing from all of you about how my methods have helped you or how a simple suggestion has dramatically reduced your daily pain! It is great to know that these things can alleviate daily struggles with Endometriosis. I also know that for many of you, just experiencing pain two days a month seems like a dream. I know, as I used to experience daily pain too.
What I can tell you is the road does get easier. Initially it may seem like you will have to live with pain each and every day or you get pain “for no apparent reason.” I now know that my pain all relates directly to my diet, what I eat or drink and what is going on in my life. I also know that certain supplements are crucial to reducing pain and when I forget them, it flares up dramatically—I know not taking maca is the reason it was so bad this month, for instance!
What I haven’t figured out yet is how to move it up to that next level. The level where it is GONE.
I know that I will and I also know that the time for that real healing is very, very close. I can feel it.
I thank you all so much for your feedback, comments, support and love that you share with me. It is really special to me and it motivates me every day to keep searching so I can heal not just myself but more importantly ALL OF YOU!
Big hugs to you all 🙂