In my professional life I work for the Stroke Association. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, family and friends, and their children. I’m also slightly obsessed with my cat Betty (pictured below!). I enjoy photography and have recently set up my own Instagram page with photos I have taken and this is something I want to get into and plan to after my operation.
I am writing this for a number of reasons, but mainly to raise awareness especially in light of Endometriosis Awareness week. And to help those close to me to understand why I am like I am, to get a clearer understanding of the whole situation myself and I guess, writing things down is quite therapeutic and something I really need right now!
So, since I was ten years old and still at primary school, I have struggled with bad periods – starting my period at primary school in itself wasn’t the best thing in the world, but when that came with excruciating pain, it was a bit of a harsh realisation that this was potentially what I could expect for a good few years, little did I know just what I had in front of me!
I am 35 now, and have pretty much spent the past 25 years struggling nearly every single month. When I was 21, I found out I had Endometriosis.