I keep trying wrap my head around it but somehow nothing seems to sink in. 1 in 10 women have this disease but so little seems to be done about it that I am in awe of the ignorance out there. Most of the people I know who I tell have no clue what it is. Endometriosis...what's that?
So my question is are women so unimportant in the grand scheme of things that a major disease which is chronic, painful and causes among other things infertility so unimportant that most people have never heard of this? 1 in 10 women have this disease and most people have never heard of it. Mention the word Viagra and EVERYONE knows what that's for.
I have endometriosis and cystic ovaries as well as adhesions. I had surgery to find out wtf was going on in May and even the head Gyn guy was clueless when he looked at the ultrasound. "Probably your bowels" he said. Well in a way he was right because the adhesions had latched onto my guts and the adhesions were from the endometriosis so..... in a round about way he was right.
This disease is tiring. I spend a lot of time exhausted and I spend a lot of time with pain. It's a daily thing though some days are better than others. Given what I read from some of the women out there who also suffer from this I am fairly lucky because most of the time I can function in a normal capacity and get away with just taking OTC pain killers when things get too bad.
though I suppose lucky is also a relative term.