I would have thought that after all these years, women in particular would be more familiar with endometriosis. I remember when I had my deep excision surgery back in 2007, there were only a handful of U.S. doctors performing this type of surgery and most women were misdiagnosed and having multiple surgeries and even hysterectomy before age 30. I, for some really stupid reason, just thought that somehow others would catch on but it appears we are in almost the same boat as we were 10 years ago!
- Endometriosis STILL affects 1 in 10 women in the U.S. and that is only the number of women recorded
- It STILL takes an average of 10 years in the U.S. from the onset of symptoms to for a woman to receive a diagnoses of endometriosis
- Women are STILL having to see 7-10 doctors in order to get a diagnosis
- Women are STILL being told the pain they are experiencing is normal, in their head, part of being a woman
- The way we practice medicine STILL is not conducive to what a woman with endometriosis needs
Women in particular tend to take care of others before themselves and end up suffering in silence. Endometriosis becomes an invisible illness which is the most difficult part about this disease if you ask me. People always tell you how great you look, but little do they know the pain you suffer with almost daily.
A new documentary came out that I highly recommend you watch: Endo What Official Trailer . It is just the trailer and then you can go to their website and buy the movie, but I think the trailer is enough to make you want to watch the full thing.
It is time for us to create a movement and change these statistics one person at a time.
#endometriosis #endowhat #endoawareness #endomomstrong