Okay so since I have had this condition, I don’t know about you guys, but there are always questions which I don’t know how to answer.. And one of them being, “Are you feeling better now”… I love when people ask this because it suggests that people really do care about me and my wellbeing which does make me feel lovely. It’s not really a question that annoys me as such. However, I never really know how to answer it because there’s never a day where I am pain free or not fatigued from the condition. I have good and bad days with it and I can never tell how I am going to be. I think in this matter of the question, it’s about being strong and saying “Yes I’m not too bad thanks, but just taking one day at a time!”, even though you know you will never feel 100%. Remaining positive to people is key as there are people in the world who have worst things happen to them such as cancer or losing a parent etc. That must be so hard, I am not sure I’d be strong enough to handle something like that but I guess when you have no choice but to be strong then that’s what you do and enjoy the little things more. We are still living and will continue to fight strongly!
Secondly, a question that really riles me the most is when you have an Endo belly and people ask you, “When’s it due”. There is nothing more frustrating and infuriating! This has happened to me before and I haven’t known where to look and think to myself, do I just say… “It’s a food baby?!?!” or do I just tell the truth and say “No I am not pregnant. It’s actually called an ‘Endo belly’. As annoying as it is at the time, I think it’s paramount to see past this and think positively that as Endo Warriors, we are made to be like this and that it’s not fat but a part of our identity and who we are. Although, saying that, you should never let Endometriosis define who you are! But remember it’s is important at the same time to watch our diets so avoiding eating gluten and dairy plays an essential part in not bloating and having what is known as an Endo belly!
The last question that really frustrates me occasionally is: “Will a hysterectomy help it?” As much as I’d do anything to kill the pain and have thought about having a hysterectomy…I am 20 and would still like to try and have the chance to have children. Not only that, but hysterectomies do not always get rid of the pain anyway, I have heard of people having hysterectomies and the pain is still there. As much as it infuriates me, I always put a smirk on my face and say to others that “One day I am not going to let Endo beat me, I am going to have a family, no matter how long it takes or how many treatments I have to go through so hysterectomies are just a no no,no win game!
Keep positive! Hope you enjoyed the read! 📖 😊