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.
Laura’s story: ‘current gynaecological resources are unacceptable’
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.
Katie’s endometriosis experience
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.
An EAI member’s eight tips for flying after surgery
Many people fly to access excision surgeons outside of Ireland. Here are some useful tips to help you manage your flight.
Claire’s endometriosis journey
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.