As we kick off Invisible Illness Awareness Week, I was so happy to see The Guardian publish a whole series of articles on endometriosis today!! Endo is part of my #invisiblefight. It made me so very happy to see this awful illness receive this kind of attention and to see the discussions that these articles kicked off in the comments section. I hope this will help us to get more funds for much-needed research. Here are a few of the articles:
1) Endometriosis: the hidden suffering of millions of women revealed
Often dismissed as ‘women’s troubles’, endometriosis affects one woman in 10 of reproductive age, yet a lack of research and funding means sufferers can live in severe pain, unable to work or socialise…
2) Endometriosis: 20 things every woman (and every doctor) should know
For example: you do not have this disease because you failed to breed in your early 20s. And pregnancy is not a cure!
3) ‘I’m not a hypochondriac. I have a disease. All these things that are wrong with me are real, they are endometriosis’
4) ‘The pain is paralysing’: 30 women describe living with endometriosis
5) Endometriosis: if your doctor isn’t taking you seriously, it’s time to find a new one
Thank you Guardian, for raising the profile of this disease!