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So today I realised 2020 is not the year I will become a mum. I will not become a mum at 35. I will not be a mum this Christmas. But I still have hope that maybe this is the year I will fall pregnant. Maybe I will fall pregnant when I am 35. Maybe I will be pregnant this Christmas. I still have hope and my fur baby. Trying to stay positive 💜 . #thecampbellsjourney #thecampbells #ttc #ttcjourney #ttctribe #ttccommunity #ttcfamily #ivf #ivfgotthis #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #fertility #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #endometriosis #endofertility #endometriosisuk #endometriosisawareness #endometriosiswarrior #endo #hope

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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou

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Chronic Illness Identity Theft: Grieving the ‘Old Me’ in a Search for Inner Peace⁠ ⁠ Chronic illness swept into my life several years ago, only to steal the one person I knew best—myself. While I’ve always experienced a variety of symptoms, new ones seemed to pop up daily. Before I knew it, three symptoms turned into six and six into 10. ⁠ ⁠ Every day I wake up with pain.⁠ ⁠ When it’s at a “lower setting,” it’s a dull aching. When it’s more intense, it’s like an alarm is going off throughout my entire body—an alarm that cannot be ignored. It’s like I’m on fire, yet no one else can see the flames. ⁠ ⁠ Read more: https://doyouendo.com/2020/02/02/how-im-iving-with-chronic-illness/⁠ ⁠ #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #pcos #chronicillness #endo #chronicpain #infertility #in #endosisters #womenshealth #spoonie #adenomyosis #fibromyalgia #invisibleillness #fibroids #ivf #endometriosiswarrior #fertility #endoawareness #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endostrong #anxiety #spoonielife

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Heute gibt's einen Salat aus Rucola, Pfirsich, Erdbeeren, Tomaten, Radieschen, Kürbiskernen und Tempeh mit einer Sauce aus Senf, Dattelsirup und Leinöl . Zusätzlich noch einen Quinoasalat mkt Paprika und Tomate mit Hanfsamen, Hefeflocken, Mandelmus und Kräutern. . . . #vegan #eattherainbow #plantbased #hownottodie #cronometer #garmin #garminvivoactive3 #vivoactive3 #endometriosisawareness #endosucks #endometriosiswarrior #endometriose #endometriosis #endowarrior #bentobox #yumbox #bentoboxjungle

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I recognize my privledge. I'm a straight white female, and the fact that I was able to receive excision surgery for my endometriosis is a privilege. I've never had a Dr tell me my pain is all in my head, and unfortunately, this is a privilege. By not having to wait 7+ years for a diagnosis, I am privledged. Being able to travel out of state and go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, while renting an airbnb for my recovery, is a privilege. I am being afforded privileges that many other people in our country aren't, and it all has to do with the color of my skin. ⠀ ⠀ It's no secret that in the American health care system people of color suffer the most. Whether it's because of income, insurance coverage, racial biases, or anything else out there, they simply aren't getting the care that every human deserves. White people receive the latest treatment options, while people of color get outdated medications and procedures, even if they match their white counterparts financially and have quality insurance. This leads to more aggressive diseases within their population and higher morbidity rates. This needs to end now. Everyone deserves to trust their Dr and know they're being presented with all their options when making decisions about their health. Racial inequality runs rampant in our country, and unfortunately police brutality and poor health care barely begin to scratch the surface. ⠀ ⠀ If you're looking for something you can do from home to help ease the burden that poc carry everyday, I've reposted some excellent ideas in my stories. If you have any other ideas, please share them in them in the comments below. Everyone deserves a life free from discrimination. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿⠀ ⠀ #enoughisenough #nojusticenopeace #blackally#excisionsurgery #endometriosiswarrior #endo #endosister #endopain #excisionnotablation #invisibleillness #womenshealth #reproductivehealth #chronicillness #chronicwellness #nicki_nemeth #creativeandchronicallyill #artheals #authenticjourney #noteverydisabilityisvisible #disabilityawareness #stigmafree #fightlikeagirl #createdonthate #nicki_nemeth #chronicmigraine #migrainelife #migrainewarrior #mham #mychronicbrain #blacklivesmatter

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Back to regularity scheduled programming. This rose is so perfect. Picture perfect in fact. But none of us are. We all have our issues that make us different. And that’s okay. Difference is okay. Life would be boring if we were all alike. Please, never spend your time trying to be the perfect rose. Instead spend your time just being you! Love spreads love! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #chronicinsta #autoimmunediseases⁣ # #positivethoughtsalways #butyoudontlookill #selfadvocate #migraineawareness#Fibromyalgiasucks #spooniesupport #endometriosiswarrior #lupusadvocate #theworldseesnormal #chronicillnessblogger #anxietyproblems #workfromhomeperks #bossbabemindset #mightywell #itsalwayssomething #sharingiscaring #migrainestrong #healthcareselfcare#sorrynotsorry #thedailymigraine#theinvisiblediaries #sickandtired

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De eerste kilometers van juni zijn een feit, het was een kort maar lekker loopje! Ik loop nog steeds met lang mouwen🙈 #solorun #nike #nikerunning #nikerunner #nikerunclub #runnersfromanywhere #endometriose #endometriosiswarrior #ptss #mentalhealth #fit #marathoner #stayfit #stayhealthy 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Endobabes! Have you ever been confused about your options for Endo symptom management? 🙌⁣ .⁣ I say symptom management because there is NO CURE for endo at this time. ⁣ .⁣ ⁣ I've created a summary for you! This info is evidence based, so of course it doesn't include anecdotal evidence. ⁣ .⁣ I hope it helps guide your decision making around how to best support your body with endo. ⁣ .⁣ Naturally, I cannot recommend endo-specific medications💊, but I can support you with nutrition for endo and provide evidence based supplement recommendations. I work with many women to improve symptoms with diet & lifestyle. I also support many endobabes ON medication, as we know many medications like Orillissa and BCP strip the body of many essential nutrients. ⁣ .⁣ Click the link in my bio if you want to connect about how to best support your body with functional nutrition 🍎🥑🍄🍠

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Endobabes! Have you ever been confused about your options for Endo symptom management? 🙌⁣ .⁣ I say symptom management because there is NO CURE for endo at this time. ⁣ .⁣ ⁣ I've created a summary for you! This info is evidence based, so of course it doesn't include anecdotal evidence. ⁣ .⁣ I hope it helps guide your decision making around how to best support your body with endo. ⁣ .⁣ Naturally, I cannot recommend endo-specific medications💊, but I can support you with nutrition for endo and provide evidence based supplement recommendations. I work with many women to improve symptoms with diet & lifestyle. I also support many endobabes ON medication, as we know many medications like Orillissa and BCP strip the body of many essential nutrients. ⁣ .⁣ Click the link in my bio if you want to connect about how to best support your body with functional nutrition 🍎🥑🍄🍠

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Good Morning Y'all! This Morning I Have Had A Really Rough Start. My Fibromyalgia Is Flaring Up Bad. It Took Me A While To Get Out Of Bed. I Have A Really Bad Migraine, And Feel A Little Dizzy. So It Will Be A Work From Home Day For Me. Thank God For My Side Gig...I Can Do That! I May Have Not Been Able To Get Out Of Bed That Fast This Morning... I Told The Devil!! Not Today Satan!! So I Will Need To Do Some Extra Self Care Today. Pain Will Zap The Energy Right Out Of You! I Pray Everyday For God To Take My Pain Away. There's Not One Day That Goes By..That I'm Not In Pain. I Can Be Really Good At Hiding It, But If You Know Me Well You Can See The Pain In My Eyes. My Parents Didn't Rasie No Quitter Thought! I HaveThe Best Parent's! I Thank God For Them Everyday. So When You See Me On My Live Later.. Please Excuse This Hot Mess Express Lol! What Are Your Goals For This Month? Mine Will Be In The Comments Below ⬇️ Have A Blessed, And Great Day! ❤🙏😁🍍💜💪🙌 #MomBoss #YLifeIsTheBest #LoveYourLashes #BeYourOwnLashHero #4D4Me #LoveYourSkin #WhatAreYouWaitingFor #ReachForTheStars #MyOfficeViewToday #TwinMom #BoyMom #GirlMom #FurMom #LoveMyBigBlendedFamily #MomOfTwelve #NatureLover #AnimalLover #VolleyballMom #MarchingBandMom #FootballMom #ChorusMom #PCOSWarrior #EndometriosisWarrior #FibromyalgiaWarrior

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I made a mistake. I cooked enchiladas the other day using a mild spice mix, having had them before I thought they would be fine and didn’t check the label. I realise I seem like a total moron, but I am allergic to chilli and thought a mild spice mix would be safe... I was very, very wrong and have been poorly for the last 2 days. Feeling very much like an idiot currently!

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In our world, in any world, there is no room for racial injustice. Our Yellow Line Foundation stands with all those impacted each day by hate. We wrap our arms around the family and friends of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We hear you. We see you. We stand with you. #blacklivesmatter #icantbreathe #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonnataylor #ouryellowline #walktheyellowline #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosispain

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Have you tried everything from calorie restriction and juicing to gluten free 🤷🏾‍♀️ . Trish came to me like most feeling discouraged and ready to give up. However 1 week into the course I got a 4am text that the scale had moved and that she had more energy & was sleeping 6-7 hours a night ! . . 👉🏾 Click Link in bio or 📩 Dm to book 🆓 consult for June 15th Endowarrior Academy where you’ll learn how to heal your body through eating amazing foods & easy to follow lifestyle changes (complete food plan , weekly recipes, 1-1 weekly coaching sessions and much more )

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Woohoo, it’s officialy June!🥳 Before we set our intentions for what we plan to achevie this month, let’s take a mindful moment to be thankful for all that we accomplished in May. With everything going on in the world, it can be hard to be positive during these times. With that being said, think deeply about the relationships you have strengthened, the quality time you got to spend with family, and for the gratitude you now have for things you once took for granted. ⁣ ⁣ Today is a day to be grateful for all that you have done, and for all that you can and will be! With that being said, choose one word that expresses how you want to feel in June and post it below! By writing down our intentions, we bring them to life! 🥰 #pelvilove

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Maybe instead of constantly focusing on what our body is stopping us from doing/being, maybe we need to shift the focus away from pain, bleeding, fertility, endo belly & such and begin focusing on what our bodys can allow us to do. Thinking what do we have control of to make a positive difference? Yoga stretches for our tight pelvic ligaments, supplements for essential nutrients, mindfulness to ease anxious tumbling thoughts 💭 P.s I am not perfect at this, it's a new month and I'm attempting to adopt a new mindset ✨

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Trying hard to focus on this today, and not let myself get caught up in feeling sad and guilty 💖

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M I S S I N G O U T⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ My family has gone to spend some time on the lake with the kayak. I'm stuck in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, with morphine & codeine barely touching my pain. Bleeding through pads every 3 hours.⁣ ⁣ These are the days nobody see's.⁣ When my body betrays me.⁣ I can barely keep it together.⁣ ⁣ I would give anything to be spending the day with them having fun.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #thisisendometriosis #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosisfighter #endometriosisuk #endometriosis #endoawareness #endo #endowarrior #1in10 #spoonie #chronicillness #chronicpain #Adenomyosis #Adeno #dailypain #reality #nausea #period #periods #pain #sickness #bowelissues #bladderissues #kidneyproblems #uterus

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Sweat.... eat.....adult ......chill It’s been a good day ❤️👌🏻☺️ #run #winterfood #adulting #lowfodmap #ibs #endometriosiswarrior #nutritionist #rescuedog #snuggles #love #loveyourlife

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The fatigue is SO real 😴😴😴. I've been in a painful flare with my bladder for the past few days and it literally feels like my bits are on fire 😭. On top of this I've had no sleep for the past 5 nights due to my cat injuring himself in a fight and having to keep him in. He's been a little shit 😂. So right now I'm just gonna go back to bed and hope I can sleep through the pain! 🙈 🔥 . . . #endometriosis #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #chronicuti #uti #interstitialcystitis #chronicpain #chronicfatigue

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𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬 ⁣ ⁣ Start today, start your positivity and your affirmations.⁣ Tell yourself I will instead of I might & it will happen not it might happen! ⁣ ⁣ What you send out into the universe will be given back to you by the universe! ⁣ ⁣ My endo is mid flare up so I’m in so much pain so uncomfortable, sleeping is whack & generally feeling blahhhh about it all but I’m going to be positive going to tell myself everything 𝗪𝐈𝐋𝐋 be fine ⁣ ⁣ Happy June ❤️❤️⁣ —————————————⁣ #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiasucks #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #positivevibes #positivity #positiveenergy #positivequotes #positivemindset #feettattoos #handtattoos #necktattoos #sleevetattoo #inked #tattooed #tattoos #tattooideas #inkedup #inkedgirl

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Endo Belly Cream 🌱 A blend of ingredients to help reduce redness, and heat damage from hot water bottles. Along side reducing signs of scars. Shop now! Link in Bio & Stories! I made this little pot of goodness 5 years ago while I myself was desperately searching for something to help my seared skin after on of my operations. It has a vitamin e base, with organic aloe Vera gel, frankincense, geranium, clary sage & rosehip. All are perfect for helping reduce redness and sooth the skin. Little tubs of love for my queens! Have put so much love and hard work in! Because I want there to be a product that helps people like us! Leesa x

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Wow, what a wild ride. The past few weeks have been pretty rough and my pelvic pain has been increasing as each day continues. I have kept pretty quiet on here recently due to the current global situation and didn’t feel like me ranting about my health issues was the correct time. In saying that the past weekend has been hell on earth. Unfortunately last night I decided to go to the ER as I was in a horrible amount of pain specifically on my right side. I felt like something was wrong as this wasn’t my normal kind of pain (as sad as that is to say) and I wanted it checked out. After being told there was nothing seriously wrong I was let go and came back today for an ultrasound. Wow. As much as you don’t want to find anything wrong in an ultrasound it is incredibly validating to know there is in fact something wrong and I’m glad I followed my gut. Today I was told my bowel is now again stuck to my uterus and both ovaries are also adhered to my uterus. As well as this my right Fallopian tube is blocked and is collecting fluid. It is hard to say what one of these issues is causing my immense pain but I’m well and truly back at square 1 and in even an worse position than when I was diagnosed and operated on the first time back in 2018. I also haven’t posted it on here but I have decided for my own piece of mind that I will be freezing my eggs. I had originally booked this is for July however after this weekends events I have brought it forward and now my app is only two weeks away?!?!?!??!?!Today was one of the roughest days in a while and I’ve spent a lot of the last few weeks crying but unfortunately it is what it is. I also want to make clear I don’t post my endo/pcos issues here for sympathy or for attention but to instead educate people on what endo/pcos is really like. I know I post images of me looking all dolled up and out with my friends but that doesn’t cancel out all the times I’m in pain and cancelling on people and working from home. Endo sucks big hairy balls and I never thought I’d say this but I can’t wait to schedule surgery in and hopefully get some relief from this awful disease

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This is me today. I’m struggling, and that’s okay! I’ve been having an Endometriosis flare since Saturday and my Arthritis decided that seeing as it was the first day of winter - it would flare too 🤷🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️ ⁣ ⁣ Tomorrow is a new day 🌈⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #endometriosis #chronicpain #illness #endo #endowarriors #endowarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosisawarenessmonth #chronicillnessmemes #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainsucks #pelvicpain #autoimmunedisease #endometriosisawareness #psoriaticarthritis #arthritis #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #illnesses #invisableillness # #ttc #fertility #raynaudsdisease

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💛👇💕 #repost @endogeelong "Hi, my name's Lauren Earles- I'm 33, a Women's Health Physiotherapist and I have Endometriosis and PCOS. I've had painful and heavy periods most of my adult life. When I first got my period at age 13 and throughout school, my periods were tolerable. It was not until in my 20s that my periods became heavier and more painful, as well as irregular. But like most women, I considered this to be 'normal' as period health was rarely talked about. My Endo symptoms have become more evident in the last 2 years, where I started to get intense 'period pain' when I didn't have my period, severe bloating (looking 6 months pregnant after eating anything or when I haven't eaten), intense period pain, dizziness and vertigo and dyspareunia (painful intercourse). The worst was August 2019 when my period pain was so intense I couldn't walk or talk. I am currently awaiting laparoscopic surgery to determine the official diagnosis of Endometriosis but received the tentative diagnosis via specialist assessment in October 2019. For me, the things that have helped the most with my Endo are the following: Regular acupuncture and herbs by a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Magnesium supplements, a probiotic supplement and Yin-based exercise (eg. Yin Yoga, walking). I am also a Women's Health Physiotherapist and run my own business @physiopodco in central Geelong. I treat women with pelvic pain, including Endo, regularly. Physiotherapy for pelvic pain is proven to be very effective and can involve meditation and relaxation techniques, breathing work, stretching of the pelvic floor and lower leg muscles and internal myofascial release of the pelvic floor muscles. While laparoscopic surgery is the gold standard for diagnosing and removing Endo, having a team of allied health providers (Women's Health Physio, Acupuncture/TCM, dietitian, psychologist) is highly beneficial for your overall well being. Know that there is help out there and you don't have to suffer with this insidious condition alone 🙏

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“But you are too young to suffer from chronic pain” Tell my body that Karen, tell my body that.. Got my Cortisone injection today for the treatment of my hip. My hip constantly dislocates, causing irritation. It will allow me to get back to exercise and physiotherapy! I used my Low Income Card, so it was bulk billed and free! Instead of $270 woohoo! (Now is the time to apple for a low income card through Medicare queens). It makes it hard to walk some days, some days I limp around. But because “I look young and fit”. With all the social distancing people make me walk around them 😌 I kind of just want to walk around with giant pool noodles strapped to me. I am over having to constantly walk around useless idiots who don’t know how to social distance 😂 Also my new most hated line from a doctor “sharp scratch”. Umm no, that feels like I am getting stabbed 🗡 not a scratch mate. 🤣 Leesa x

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ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS 💛💛💛 Long post alert. I’ve thought over and over about whether to post this or not. However not enough people know about endometriosis and it’s time to raise awareness and break down the taboo which will hopefully help us find a cure. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2018 after years and years of excruciating period pains, heavy periods and being misdiagnosed with conditions like IBS Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women.... that’s 1.6 million in the UK alone. There’s no cure for this disease and we can only manage it’s symptoms.... damage control as I call it. Meanwhile it continues to spread throughout the body. We can only diagnose Endo through surgery as it doesn’t show up properly on scans. Contrary to popular belief endometriosis can spread throughout your body and isn’t just contained to your pelvic region. It can spread to any organ in your body including the brain. (Crazy huh🤔) This condition has many women in hospital on a regular basis for pain management as it can no longer be managed at home. In my case the preferred method of damage control has been to put me into menopause however this doesn’t stop any of the symptoms or the spread it just slows the process down and reduces the severity, whilst waiting for my next lot of excision surgery. This condition can lead to infertility, organs becoming fused together, bowel complications and various other problems secondary to endometriosis Let’s break the taboo, let’s start talking, and raise awareness. #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #iam1in10 #endometriosisjourney #endo #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosissucks #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicillnessawareness

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Some wisdom for @theendodiet Endometriosis is a trifecta disease.⁣ ⁣ Chronic inflammation, immune dysfunction and hormonal imbalance is a daily battle. Finding a treatment that helps all three elements of endo, is nearly impossible. ⁣ ⁣⁣ What sort of treatment do you use for your endometriosis? 💫🎗⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #selfcare #selflove #gratitude #antiinflammatorydiet #endodiet #periodproblems #period #naturopathy #vitamins #supplements #magnesium #vitamind #vitaminc #vitaminb #endomyths #endoflare #trigger #pregnant #pregnancy #endopregnancy #endometriosissymptoms #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosispain #endometriosisaustralia

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Community is our number one priority at #pelvilove ! Women support each other by sharing stories, resources, and experiences. We are all on our own emotional joirney, but this makes the ride a little lesss scary and overwhelming. Join us today and share your story! Let’s heal together and help women around the world do the same! 💞 #notalone #pelvilove

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| Endo Belly Button Bloat | 🙄 . This photo does not do it justice. A normal occurance whilst on my period. . This time it felt like the incision in my bellybutton was pulling and twisting. . Anyone else get belly button pain when having a flare up or bloated? . Asking for a friend 😅 . . . #endometriosis #endo #endonz #endohealthculb #endometriosisawarenes #endometriosiswarrior #endonz #endometriosispain #endometriosisbellybutton #bellybutton #laproscopy #laproscopyscar #scars #scarred #endobloat #endometriosisbellybloat

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First day of progesterone injections!! Since my husband is off to work early early we decided we needed PM time which meant today we got to do Two in one day 😁! I’m smiling because we are so close to transfer when a month ago we had no clue when it would be! I’m filled with hope and faith and walking in his promise! I do not know what I would do without my ttc community tho! Y’all have been my support system and lifted me up! You all are amazing! Please never stop sharing your journey no matter where you are in it. Whether it’s the beginning or you have 10 kids! Someone needs you 🖤!!! This is sure not how we planned but man what a surprise!! We have wished and prayed and hoped and It’s been 3+ years and emotional ride full of tears and renewal of walking with God! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I’m so happy y’all!! 🖤! God is working in me! Faith over Fear‼️so glad I got there!! Also I love my husband ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #progesteroneinjections #pio #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfwarrior #endometriosiswarrior #tubelesswarrior #embaby can’t wait to meet you!!! #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #faithoverfear #blackinfertilitywarriors #blackinfertility #blackivf

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So true ,well I’m an endo and fibromyalgia sister 😌 ,so I know it all right down too the last rip off pain . It has ruined my life ,but I would like to share my success of beating the endo bloat and horrendous weight gain . I only wish I hadn’t been as sceptical but that’s just me ,yes my endo still hurts and flares up but I have found something too help shift the weight as well as the bloat which too be honest mads me feel 10 times worse . Send me a Pm and I can help you get on a plan too help . I loved the stuff so much I now promote it too as many endo and fibromyalgia sufferers xx

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R e c o v e r y 🦋... This week I received a diagnosis that explains everything I’ve been through these past 10 years: Moderate-Severe Endometriosis ✅ 💙 Currently 5 days after my first ever Operation (I was such an anxious mess leading up. I was initially booked in for the day after Scomo Cancelled all elective surgeries due to Covid, Then rescheduled & cancelled another 2 times- & this is the Private sector). This last year has been the biggest roller coaster of my life. I cannot believe the love and support from my friends and community who helped me walk through the doors of the hospital by myself (because of covid no visitors or support people) for my 1st Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy. I am so greatful that Aus is in a place Covid wise where elective surgeries became possible again and this operation has meant everything to me. Today, I just walked from the car to the sand! 🙏🏼 Thankyou to the Amazing Team at Lingard Private Merewether! I’m out of the water for 2 weeks but will be spending as much time as possible looking at it in the meantime 🥰 🌊 #endometriosissurgery #endometriosiswarrior

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*HUMANS OF ENDO #7* Meet Lauren! Hi, my name's Lauren Earles- I'm 33, a Women's Health Physiotherapist and I have Endometriosis and PCOS. I've had painful and heavy periods most of my adult life. When I first got my period at age 13 and throughout school, my periods were tolerable. It was not until in my 20s that my periods became heavier and more painful, as well as irregular. But like most women, I considered this to be 'normal' as period health was rarely talked about. My Endo symptoms have become more evident in the last 2 years, where I started to get intense 'period pain' when I didn't have my period, severe bloating (looking 6 months pregnant after eating anything or when I haven't eaten), intense period pain, dizziness and vertigo and dyspareunia (painful intercourse). The worst was August 2019 when my period pain was so intense I couldn't walk or talk. I am currently awaiting laparoscopic surgery to determine the official diagnosis of Endometriosis but received the tentative diagnosis via specialist assessment in October 2019. For me, the things that have helped the most with my Endo are the following: regular acupuncture and herbs by a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Magnesium supplements, a probiotic supplement and Yin-based exercise (eg. Yin Yoga, walking). I am also a Women's Health Physiotherapist and run my own business (@physiopodco) in central Geelong. I treat women with pelvic pain, including Endo, regularly. Physiotherapy for pelvic pain is proven to be very effective and can involve meditation and relaxation techniques, breathing work, stretching of the pelvic floor and lower leg muscles and internal myofascial release of the pelvic floor muscles. While laparoscopic surgery is the gold standard for diagnosing and removing Endo, having a team of allied health providers (Women's Health Physio, Acupuncture/TCM, dietitian, psychologist) is highly beneficial for your overall well being. Know that there is help out there and you don't have to suffer with this insidious condition alone. Lastly, these are my top 5 tips about Endometriosis..... (Continued in comments)

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I know I’ve got this even when the cards are stacked against me . Those of us who deal with chronic pain are stronger than anyone will ever know . And sometimes stronger than we even know . Shoutout to my Warriors #fibrowarriors #cfswarriors #endometriosiswarrior #ptsdwarriors #mddwarrior #anxietywarrior

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“Hey I'm Meg and this is my story: I've always been in pain. When I was little, I used to get called a hypochondriac. In 2012 I injured my hip, and after years of hospital appointments they decided I needed surgery in 2016. Everything went well. However, I was still in agony and was bed ridden for a year after. My pain at this point was in both hips, knees and my back. Nothing could get rid of my pain. They diagnosed me with fibromyalgia in 2019 in the same year that I was told I also have endometriosis which I had surgery to clear. I was so happy to get a diagnosis but it really did change my life. I always hoped for a day I would be pain- free. I knew I needed to learn how to live my life with these conditions. Nearly a year later my depression has gotten worse and I've given up a few times, thinking there is no point. Trying to love myself and my body again with all the symptoms like Brain fog, chronic fatigue has made me feel so lost. That being said, since my diagnosis, my family has accepted my illness and tried their best to help me figure it all out. The community in the chronic illness world is amazing. They help you to accept your illness and find the funny side of the crazy symptoms. They definitely are my chronic illness family❤️”- Meg ( finding her flashlight through endometriosis, depression, and fibromyalgia)

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Words to carry with you 🖤 Having a positive relationship with your body is challenging and an important connection to form when it comes to self love. #endometriosissupport #endometriosiswarrior #endosupport #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endometriosisdiet #endodiet #endo #everythingendola #livingwithendometriosis

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2004 - I got my period first when I was 10. I have always experienced pain while on my period, and had to miss school when I had it. 2006 - I saw my GP when I was 12 and he told me it was just normal pain, gave me some pain killers. 2007 - I went back to my GP and this time he decided to put me on the pill to manage the pain. As I got older, I tried different pills and pain killers. My GP always told me it was normal period pain. I stopped looking for help because I kept being told it was normal. June 2019 - I had my smear and my new GP referred me to see a gynae after discussing all the problems I’ve had. Aug 2019 - My gynae instantly booked an ultrasound and a laparoscopy. I had my ultrasound and the radiographer said there are multiple follicles on my ovaries and he guessed I had PCOS rather than endo. Oct 2019 - I had my lap and was told I’d see my gynae in 6-8 weeks. I had the mirena inserted while in surgery. One week later I was referred to A&E as I was in severe pain.. I had a CT scan and was told I had multiple endometriomas on both ovaries. The doctor in A&E said I’d have another scan to see if I needed surgery. My gynae was called and he told me there was nothing wrong with me, I didn’t have endo and I was just in pain due to the coil. Nov 2019 - I ended up back in A&E due to severe pain, and had an ultrasound. It confirmed that I have multiple endometriomas on my ovaries, and that it was a definite sign I have endo. I told her my gynae said I didn’t, and she insisted that she and 2 other docs said I did. I was told the only treatment is pain management, prescribed tramadol and discharged. March 2020 - I previously only had symptoms when I ovulated and when I had my period. Suddenly this changed and I was in pain every couple of days. April 2020 - pain was becoming more frequent and more severe. I called my GP and she said she was making an emergency gynaecology referral for me. May 2020 - I ended up in A&E due to pain. I was discharged with a stronger prescription and referred to a new gynae. I got a letter to say I’d be seen in 56 weeks.I found a private gynae and made an appointment, I see him in two days and hopefully I’ll get some answers.

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Has anyone else found there endometriosis symptoms have got worse during lockdown?? Mine definately have but I'm not sure it's just because I've got time to think about it..., hope everyone is staying safe and well 💛 #endometriosis #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosisdiet #endendo #endometriosisuk #endo #myendojourney #1in10 #invisibleillness #chronicpain

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It’s the last day of May. So this is the last day you will see my daily content dedicated solely to spreading Lupus Awareness. I hope you’ve learned a few things and shared what you’ve enjoyed. I may not dedicate every day to lupus Awareness from here on out, but it’s always on the forefront of my mind. As is awareness for all the other conditions I struggle with. But for now ✌️💜 • • • #chronicinsta #autoimmunediseases #positivethoughtsalways #butyoudontlookill #selfadvocate #migraineawareness #Fibromyalgiasucks #spooniesupport #endometriosiswarrior #lupusadvocate #theworldseesnormal #chronicillnessblogger #anxietyproblems #bossbabemindset #itsalwayssomething #sharingiscaring #healthcareselfcare #sorrynotsorry #lupusawarenessmonth #lupuslooksdifferent #wearentallthesame #spreadtheword

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What's Your Skin Care Routine? Mine Is In The Pic Below⬇️ I have: You•ology 💜Cleanser 💜Rose Water 💜Day Cream 💜Night Cream 💜Serum 💜Cleansing Stick 💜Cleansing Clothes I would highly recommend The You•ology Skin Care Line To Anyone!! Men & Women💜 Let me tell Y'all what this has done for me. It has given me a skin care that I can finally use, and not breakout in a rash or hives!! Other skincare I've have used has burnt my face or it would be so red and itching that I just wanted to hide my face! I didn't really wear much make up either before I started Younique. The same problem. I would break out in a rash or hives. Mascara would irritate my eyes so much. That is the worst to have itching or watery eyes. I don't get any of this with any of the Younique products I've tried. Thank you Jesus! I can wear make up without being itchy or uncomfortable!! It a miracle! This skincare has also provided my family with an income. It has gave me confidence to show my face more, and also a part of the proceeds goes to help sexually abused women! That was my big WHY...of starting my own business with Younique! I was the 1 in 4! I wanted to help other women that had been sexually abused. This Company and everything that it stand for is Great! So here's a little background on me. When I was 26 I went to an Allergist and got tested. They told me I was allergic to everything but the saline in my body!! Growing up was hard for me. Certain shampoos, conditioners, soap, detergent, bubble bath, cats, dogs, trees, grass, pollen, ragweed, horses, even the color dye in the toilet paper bothered me. From having severe allergies all my life. I also found out at 26 that I had asthma. So certain perfumes would get me too. I still to this day will go outside and come in with little hives or bumps from being allergic to something. I used to get teased and say I should be in a bubble.My doctor told me to keep my windows closed, and stay inside. Because I could have an Allergic Reaction or Asthma Attack. This Girl Cried! I love the outside, just being in nature. I'm Not A Quitter Or Give Up Easy! So I Kept Praying, And Just Kept Doing Me. You Have To Keep Keeping On! If Yo

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉🍾✨⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Okay guys, we have been talking about hormones for a minute.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We all have them, and yet, we are taught hardly anything about them, what they do, how they affect our system, and most importantly, the fact that we have the power to manage them.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It's a BIG topic that has a HUGE effect on our daily lives. For you, it may be⁣⁣ ✨ Bloating⁣⁣ ✨ Brain fog⁣⁣ ✨ Cravings⁣⁣ ✨ Mood swings + mental health impacts⁣⁣ ✨ A diagnosis of PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids or hypothyroidism⁣⁣ ✨ Being put on the pill at 13 and having been on it ever since...⁣⁣ ✨ Or prescribed the pill as your only solution⁣⁣ ✨ Irregular or no periods⁣⁣ ✨ PMS & painful periods⁣⁣ ✨ Struggling through ovulation - feeling like you're living your period twice a month⁣⁣ ✨ Headaches & migraines⁣⁣ ✨ Hormonal weight fluctuations⁣ ✨ Energy dips through your cycle⁣ ✨ Or you truly want to optimise your hormones to live in sync with your body, instead of fighting against it⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What's why I've put together the ULTIMATE HORMONE REBOOT!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I'll be bringing you more details as the weeks come - but if you know you are ready to look after your body, manage your hormones, and take care of your body in your own cycle like never before - this is the program for you.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Head up to the link in my bio to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlisters will receive all the info first - and some exciting bonuses as we roll out!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I'll see you on the waitlist!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💗✨🎉

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I am the one in ten with #endometriosis - but there are so many more of us out there fighting an invisible battle every day! Endometriosis means struggling to get recognised and taken seriously, it’s years of your lifetime doubting yourself and your symptoms over and over again, it’s having to explain and justify yourself constantly and so much more. But it’s also learning acceptance, making new friends who understand, getting to really know yourself and your body, growing with what life’s throwing your way and learning to make the best of it! That’s why I do what I do with this account, my German blog and Youtube-Channel - I want to raise awareness for this chronic illness affecting so many and help others with my experiences as much as I can. So thank you for supporting me on my way and sticking around!🎗🥰 PS: Get yourself friends like my lovely @vaynie who lettered this sign and sent it to me as a surprise!💛 . . . . . #endometriose #adenomyose #adenomyosis #adenomyosisawareness #chronicillness #1in10 #endosister #endoawareness #endometriosisawareness #endosisters #endowarrior #endometriosissucks #inderregelbinichstark #endometriosissupport #endometriosisfighter #endobeauty #endometriosekämpferinnen #womensupportingwomen #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosisjourney #endogang #lebenmitendometriose #endometriosiscommunity #thisisendometriosis #endometriosisisreal

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Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. ⠀ I've suffered from an invisible chronic illness called endometriosis for many years now but if you could see part of what I feel this is what you would see. (This isn't showing my hip, down my leg or my back). ⠀ I have been silent for way too long about my pains, and symptoms but not anymore I'm here to show, and speak for my endo sisters and myself. We have been silent way too long! Here is my pain, my vulnerability, my all for you to see! Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there! ⠀ Thank you @wordswherever for the background edit 💙 This is only makeup done by me, but if it looks like someone attacked me that's because endometriosis did

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Being tired all the time is NOT normal 😴 There can be many things that cause fatigue and one of them is a vitamin deficiency 🤔 For example, a lack of vitamin D, magnesium or B-vits all cause fatigue. 💤

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For me #endometriosis will always be seen as a complex chronic condition; meaning it will be with me forever and requires individualized management strategies for a better quality of life. Reality is that #endometriosis is incurable and despite some research there is no existing form of treatment - ablation, excision surgeries, period halting hormonal treatment or even hysterectomies- that can guarantee it won’t grow back. After my second surgery in six months with the help of #orilissa (suppressing estrogen) my pain is minimal. My quality of life is better. But this is temporary. I know that. Hopefully with the support I have I will be able to manage this disease with lifestyle changes, nutrition and whatever else is needed to keep my quality of life the same as what I am feeling at this very moment. - - - - #endometriosisawareness #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosissupport #female #femaleempowerment #dontgiveup

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i wasn’t going to bring politics into this page, but i will. because the personal is political. when the government seems to demonize my people, it’s political. i’m not in a place where i shouldn’t talk about politics. because this political system is killing MY people. because i fear everyday that both men and women in my family will be stopped and like george floyd and countless other lives that have been taken by the hands of the police or racist scumbags, they will never return home. something white folks will never experience because of their privilege. and i swear that if someone says “well not all whites” or “well not all cops” or my fave phrase, “white privilege isn’t real,” you will be blocked and i will deem you as a racist, because i’m sick of seeing these phrases everywhere my white folks who won’t go through what i and my people go through on a daily basis, that going out & coming back home is a luxury. white people, everything is a privilege... my white peeps (particularly in this case from the endo community), we see those who are acknowledging their privilege and want to help out, those who are not only saying they are allies, but those who are showing it. we appreciate you. i see so many other peeps who are complaining about the riots because they want to go out or those who say white privilege doesn’t exist and are angry over the posts that shed a light on the injustices of our community.... it makes me sooo angry & i hope that you can put your ego and selfishness outside and wake up to realize how they’re treating us black & brown folks, don’t turn a blind eye to this. it’s like endo, “you don’t get it, until you get it.” • #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosispain #endosister #pelvicpain #chronicpelvicpain #endostrong #endometriosissurgery #justanotherendowarrior #endogoddess #endoqueen #fuckendo #invisibleillness #chronicillness #queen #thoraricendo #bowelendometriosis #womenshealthmatters💪🏾❤️ #extrapelvicendometriosis #anxietywarrior #blacklivesmatter #blackgirlwithendo #browngirlwithendo #whiteprivilege

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Now available on our website. Order yours now to have it first! (Hoodies & T-shirts, Mugs, Bags). Order yours from The link in my bio ⤵️ @endometriosissociety A percentage of your order will be donated (in your name) to a nonprofit organization/charity of your choice. . . . #endometriosisresearch #thisisendometriosis #endometriosisjourney #endometriosisandcannabis #endometriosisjsr #endometriosisisreal #endometriosismexico #endometriosiswarrior💛 #endometriosis💛 #endometriosisaustralia #endometriosisfighter #endometriosisuk #endometriosissucks #endometriosispain #endometriosissupport #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissurgery #endometriosisdiet #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endometriosisawareness #endometriosis

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💖 It's OK not to be OK 💖 Yes it's true I'm not happy and smiley all the time, I'm real and my emotions are valid. ✨ I suffer with depression and anxiety and sometimes it just catches up with me, do you know how that feels? ✨ I also have health problems so that makes being a single mum even harder. But I'm still so blessed and ill keep on fighting 💪🏼 ❤️ #singlemum #depression #anxiety #lifeistoughbutbeautiful #endometriosiswarrior #dizzyday #itsokaytonotbeokay #strugglingdays #sofadayforme #potssyndrome #thattimeofthemonth #myemotionsarevalid #keepgoing #highriskcovid19

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Happy 11th Birthday To Our Beautiful Mircle Babies Carlie & Claire!! I Can't Begin To Tell You Both What A Joy You Two Have Been In My Life! You Both Stole My Heart The First Time I Laid Eyes On You. You Two Are Very Sweet, Loveing, Throughful, Giving, Funny, And Great Sisters To All Your Siblings. I Know God Has Great Plans For You Both! Your Dad & I Hope You Have The Best Day! We Love You Both So Much!🎂🎂🍨🍨🎉🎉🎈🎈❤❤ #MomBoss #YLifeIsTheBest #LoveYourLashes #BeYourOwnLashHero #4D4Me #LoveYourSkin #WhatAreYouWaitingFor #ReachForTheStars #MyOfficeViewToday #TwinMom #BoyMom #GirlMom #FurMom #LoveMyBigBlendedFamily #MomOfTwelve #NatureLover #AnimalLover #VolleyballMom #MarchingBandMom #FootballMom #ChorusMom #PCOSWarrior #EndometriosisWarrior #FibromyalgiaWarrior

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I don’t know about you but pain management is always at the top of my list right along with decreasing the stress in my life 😂 And it’s been a work in progress considering but I’m not giving up. . . ⬇️Comment below how you manage the pain & take your mind off the illness ? . . 1. Acupuncture & dry needling helps to relax my pelvic muscles and just relieve overall stress in my body . 2. Wireless Heating pad 3. Prayer & Meditation , Pelvic release yoga 4. Epsom salt baths 5. Drinking alkaline water - the less acidic my body is ,the less pain experience . 6. Practice breathing techniques 7. Chat with your support system to keep your spirits lifted . 8. Exercise - mainly resistance training to cope with anxiety plus the lower your insulin the less Inflamation . 9 Essential oils ( lavender & juniper help with inflammation ) . . “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18

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Matcha Time 💚 Aujourd’hui je nous ai cuisiné des cookies au matcha, sans gluten, sans lactose et avec peu de sucre pour convenir à mon régime anti-inflammatoire. C’est un délice, quoi qu’un peu poudreux, et c’est le goûter parfait pour la matcha addict que je suis 🍪🍵 #Cookies #Matcha #GlutenFree #DairyFree #MatchaCookies #MatchaLover #MatchaRecipes #MatchaHolic #MatchaPowder #MatchaGreenTea #GlutenFreeRecipes #GlutenFreeFood #GlutenFreeDairyFree #DairyFreeRecipes #CookiesOfInstagram #SundayVibes #SundayCooking #Endometriosis #EndometriosisWarrior #LineCamera #LineFriends @linefriends #BrownAndCony

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Hello heated wheat bag, my dear friend! Can I ask, does anyone know of a product that will stay warm throughout the whole night? Obviously not an electric blanket because it’s far too hot for that right now. I just feel that there should be some sort of forever warm, hot water bottle or something. Although maybe that’s just like Willy Wonka’s Ever Lasting Gobstobber: pure fiction. Sending love to all my sisters 💛 #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endometriosissymptoms #endometriosissurgery #endometriosiswarrior #endometriosissucks #endo #endowarrior #endosisters #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnesslife #physicalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalillness #health #depression #anxiety

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New blog post, just a day late! 🙈 sorry guys. . . @millivictoria24 is a wonderful women - she helped me when I was at the beginning of trying to find a specialist who would believe me. Without her, I think I still would be sitting believing it was all in my head. . . Within the blog, she talks about going contraception free & tracking her hormone cycle to allow her to plan out her life around the pain, something that so far, is working! . . Thanks so much Milli! Link to the blog is at the top of my profile ✨

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Having Endometriosis ain't an easy thing to deal with my daily life and this "package" came along with Adenoma which caused conceiving naturally a tough path. We finally came to the decision that we could and should give IVF a try. No idea what's in-store for us this June for our 1st appointment. Praying for the best! 🤞🏻 #ivf #infertility #ivfjourney #fertility #ttc #ivfsupport #ttccommunity #infertilitysucks #tryingtoconceive #fertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #ttcjourney #ttctribe #infertilityjourney #ivfsisters #ttcsisters #ivfgotthis #endometriosis #infertilitysupport #adenomyosis #ivfsingapore #ivfsg #endometriosiswarrior #adenomyosiswarrior

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