For all the women who are wondering “should the pain and discomfort be this bad?!”
I have had endometriosis for about 7 years now. For those who have never heard of the disorder, it is the result of cells of the endometrial lining ( forms within the uterus and sheds every month; commonly refered to as a woman’s period) grow in places other than where it was designed to.
The intimate nature of the disorder, mainly due to the fact that we still have to make up cute code-words for the natural process, makes it difficult for women to freely discuss or identify it.
I went to doctors who dismissed my facts, feelings and emotions, as I continued to suffer and endure the invisible pain. However, I continued to trust my own instincts and seek help. I had my first official laproscopic diagnosis in 2009.
You are the Expert in YOU
Recently, I have begun to experience similar symptoms to the ones before my surgery. I admit that for a few months tried to convince myself I was psyching myself out; as if my intuition was the cause of the pain, and not my body’s radar detecting a problem and protecting itself.
After coming to my senses and making an appointment, I realized that there are other strong women being weakened by someone else’s bad judgment or dismissive bedside manner! I would like to encourage you this morning.
You have an inclination, an instinct, to live your best life!
Embrace the fact that you are an expert in YOU! Get a second or 3rd opinion if necessary. It took 4 attempts before I found a doctor that heard me and healed me.
It has been 5 years…I may shed some tears at my appointment this week; tears of joy! There is nothing better than being heard and validated.
Think you’ve been ignoring your intuition? Let’s talk about it! I would love to answer any questions about my journey with this disorder, and even offer a referral to Dr.Angela Gonzalez if you are in the NY Metro area.
You may endure in silence, but you are not by yourself!