My story began when I first got my period age 11. I was always in pain, missing school, etc. I was taken to the doctor who told me this was part of life.
Endometriosis Awareness Month 2021 The first panel for the 2021 Endometriosis Information Day is 'Treating Endometriosis: Present and Future' at 10:30am on Saturday March 20th. Click here for speaker info and registration The second panel for the 2021 Endometriosis Information Day is 'Endometriosis and Making Decisions about Fertility Treatment' at 11:30am on Saturday March 20th.…
While I can't speak highly enough of the hospital staff that I encountered (surgeons, nurses and all staff alike), I could see myself slipping down their list of priorities once I was not in immediate need of attention.
I would love to have another child but unfortunately, I don’t see it happening again without more surgery, and I’m not in a position to travel to a country that recognises the disease. As a woman I feel constantly let down by this country.
“Looking after yourself during the Holidays: Self-care and endometriosis”: December event online, self-care panel chaired by author and journalist Lynn Enright
“Looking after yourself during the Holidays: Self-care and endometriosis” was a panel event which took place on 3rd December 2020. It was chaired by Lynn Enright, an Irish journalist who writes for The Irish Times, the Guardian, Vogue, Grazia and The Gloss. Her first book, Vagina: A Re-Education, was published in 2019. It won the…
Many people fly to access excision surgeons outside of Ireland. Here are some useful tips to help you manage your flight.
If I could get any point across, it would be to be aware of what is normal and not. If your periods are excessively heavy, or if the pain is interfering with your daily life, you should get it checked out.
My surgery in Birmingham was life-changing. I finally got my endometriosis diagnosis after ten years of suffering, but it came at a great cost both financially and emotionally. Recovering so far away from home and not having my family around me was tough.
We were invited to speak at “Bias: Gender Inequality in Healthcare and Research” on 13th November 2020. This was a Science Week event supported and developed by RCSI/Rotunda Research Department and the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network. The event was funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Jeanne Sutton represented the EAI. As part of…
My pain started just after I hit puberty. I would cry with pains that would radiate down my legs, back and into my stomach; pain that would attack out of nowhere during school, the middle of the night, at a friend’s house, etc. At this time I was told a number of things were causing this but never connected it to endometriosis.