I feel like we fail to talk about illnesses that are not so common,yet the affect us out here and hindering our daily activities
Many people living with chronic illnesses and conditions that are invisible to the human eye,for such individuals it would be so hard for others to understand what they are going through.
From surveys conducted,5 or 10 women out of 100 women are affected by Endometriosis. Women suffering should not be afraid to speak about period pain and mental health,unfortunately we are made to feel ashamed and feel like we are hypochondriacs
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissues usually inside the uterus escape and transfers outside. The tissue attaches onto other organs and other parts of the body and cause immense pain,bloating and heavy painful periods,and its sometimes hard to become pregnant.
This is just not a bad period. Period pain can be horrific full stop!Endometrosis ends your living,it delays you ability to achieve goals,the excruciating pain is doing all this!!You maybe thinking uhm this girl keeps on complaining about her period pains ugh!cant she shut up and just be calm about it like other girls?~that’s the thought of an ignorant person who has no idea of what she is going through.
Yes,you absolutely have no idea what it feels like for a young girl or woman to have Endometriosis. The only way i can describe it is the feeling of shattered glass trapped in your lower abdominal and lower back,its like a cat trying to claw its way out,it like somebody carving your inside like a pumpkin. The pain is constantly there,you sit on the toilet dripping in sweat from hot flushes continuously crying. You feel your womb contracting,the body goes stiff and you cant help it but cry out for help. Pain that feels like fireworks are trapped exploding through your body. These flare ups don’t last for hours,they last for weeks or even months.
Just because Endometriosis is invisible,Doesn’t mean its not there(affective feeling of imagining what Endometriosis looks if not invisible)
Imagine a sort of cancer that wont kill you but you will have to live with it forever. Imagine being told false information by professionals..`having a baby will cure you,having hysterectomy will cure you…’ You are actually made to feel like this is the only option you have..Been told to have a child when this might not be an option for you..
Imagine having a battle with your own body,Ain’t it extremely exhausting?
Imagine needing a shower,But in order to shower you have to sit on the floor to huddle up.
Imagine pain that makes you exhausted..
Imagine pain that physically makes you sick..
Imagine pain that feels like forever.
Due to this anxiety and depression crave in you forget to keep it at bay,crippling pain that stops you from doing the hobbies you love.
if looks could kill during that period,oh lord the victims would have to go into their own caves because they are like fire breathing dragons.
(This is just a symbolic description)
Sadly there is no cure for this,but a pain management or some hormonal treatments can help relieve the symptoms. One can also adopt some home remedies.
You can prevent endometriosis by talking to your doctor about hormonal birth control methods such as pills..avoiding taking large amounts of alcohol,also avoiding large amounts of drinks with caffeine and also don’t forget to exercise regularly😊
Prevent it while you can… ‘The future is female❤’