Do you know what to do if you think you may have endometriosis?
First of all, what is endometriosis? Bloody painful for a start, it can be debilitating and is often misdiagnosed, as it was in my case.
For almost thirty years, I was backwards and forwards to the doctors with upset stomach’s, sickness, heavy and painful periods and not once was endometriosis mentioned. I was in my early 40’s requiring a new mattress before I even heard of it. The doctors had diagnosed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome,) told me to stop eating spicy food and stop stressing but, that didn’t stop the sometimes chronic pain for three out of four weeks every month.
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Looking after your mental health and finding your self worth is important but never more imperative than when you are facing or have faced a hysterectomy induced menopause. In this blog, I would like to share with you 3 positive ways to reduce stress, anxiety or depression whilst coming to terms with a hysterectomy induced menopause.
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I never thought I would be preparing for a hysterectomy at 42. Life was chaotic, working in the corporate sector as a Business Development Manager, travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.
Just when I thought life was being kind to me, I had previously struggled with stress, anxiety depression and low self-worth and, I was finally moving forward with my life. Now I was being told I had stage 4 endometriosis and I needed a hysterectomy.
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