If you’re suffering from Endometriosis or experiencing symptoms, always seek medical advice from your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.
Saturday morning I felt an Endo flare up coming on, this normally starts with a bloated belly full of inflammation and stabbing pains. But by lunchtime it felt as though someone had grabbed one of my ovaries in each hand and was squeezing and twisting them as hard as they could… and then they decided to pull down really hard (guys imagine this happening to your nuts).
I was hunched over unable to take a step forward, this was the first time I’d considered going to the emergency room. I’ve had two major surgeries for my Endometriosis but I’ve never had this much pain outside of my period, my block of chocolate and over the counter pain relief was not going to cut it.
By 1pm I was at the hospital. I had put myself in a cab and made it very clear to the cab driver that if he was planning on sharp jerking of the car or going over bumps that it wasn’t going to end well and he was encouraged (probably for the first time in his life) to drive at nanna speed and would receive a tip for doing so.
Not what I had in mind when I wanted to see inside the new Wollongong Private Hospital, overnight stay for an Endo flare up. March 19th is the worldwide day of awareness, please support your local @endometriosisaustralia event to help raise awareness and funds for a cure. #endometriosis #hospitalorhotel #beautifulrooms #amazingstaff #thankyou #1in10women #nocure #7yrstodiagnose #chronicillness #invisiblepain #endosisters
I’m in a new town with no friends and family, not going to lie; going into the emergency room by myself gave me slight anxiety with no wingman. I looked around the room, it was busy with about 30 people but I was very surprised to see that most people looked ‘normal’.
Maybe I watch too many movies but I was totally expecting people with chainsaws stuck in their legs or people in dressing gowns haven endured some kind of sex game injury… very disappointing. There was a chainsaw injury though, it was just invisible because it was going on inside my reproductive system.