How I Define Endometriosis Chronicles
ambient music fades in Endometriosis crept up on me so fast, beforeI was even 6 months into â€œbecoming a womanâ€�, I was bedridden. I could barely move, becausemy body was in nonstop agony I had a period that gushed out of me like a flood for monthson end, nonstop. I wasn't ready for puberty, let alone thismysterious monster growing inside me like the worst horror movie I could imagine. â€œIt blighted my whole life. It used to feellike I had a pelvis full of razor blades.â€� â€œThe pain is deep and heavy, almost as thoughI'm being pulled down by gravity. It's
a soreness, sometimes a pinch or a twingeor even a stab â€” but nearly always it is just deep and full, almost like a moan thatstays always in a low octave.â€� â€œIt feels like someone is grabbing yourinsides and twisting them as tightly as they canâ€¦Like recurring, nonstop, appendicitisâ€¦Likea dull knife making quick jabs into your abdomen repetitively for daysâ€¦It feels like yourbody and insides are entirely bruised. Like your legs, hips, back, and stomach have allbeen punched repeatedly. Your muscles are tight. You're nauseous, dizzy, and there is an uncontrollable, sharp, pain in your stomachâ€¦Like a large hot iron, being prodded at your
insides every few minutes. And even when theiron gets pulled away, there's a lingering pain from the burnâ€¦ melancholy piano music begins to play We are born into a world that views pain andsuffering for women as normal. We've been so conditioned as a society to dismiss thecry of women; with such conditioning comes dark consequence. Historically viewed as hysteriaand demon possession, to this day endometriosis is still not recognised by a lot of medicalprofessionals, leaving patients being treated as â€œcrazyâ€� hypochondriacs. People whosebodies are affected by endometriosis are constantly
refused help. 12 year old Victoria was toldby s, she was â€œtoo youngâ€� to be this sick and have the condition. If I didn't have such a bossof a mum who pushed for me to get tested I would have been ignored cast aside forso many years with no diagnosis like so many others. Spending years misdiagnosed, if diagnosedat all. I'm so sick of the ignorance and lack of awareness surrounding endo. It isa disability still not officially sanctioned as a disability, a serious issue left so farin the dark even in today's advanced world, that many are still not aware of its nameor impact, despite the 176+ million people worldwide who live with endometriosis. Endometriosisis a very real disability; so damaging it
drives many to suicide. Does this seem tobe the kind of issue we can just continue to sweep under the rugé Have I got your attention nowéé slow uplifting piano music fades in Hiding my illness was my most shameful secretI had to keep locked up. I resented and hate my body; I rejected femininity and everythingthat made me a woman, because it represented to me my deepest pain, my biggest weaknessmy vulnerability. Being told my illness wasn't real over and over slowly made me begin towonder, â€˜am I a hypochondriacé' From the invalidation and dismissal of others, I learntto shut my mouth and I choked back the tears
that ached behind my forced smile I wore as a mask for â€˜normality.' Those I looked to for a safe space of acceptanceturned on me, they blamed and judged me for what was happening to my body, becauseof their preconceived ideas of what a sick person looks like. s spoke over me, over my pleas for helpand they told me 'Wait!', they could fix me; they could give me back to normal. Everyoneexpected so much from my body. moody atmospheric music fades in with piano After years of battling the uterus from hell, I'm here. I'm battered, bruised, weary from fighting and in worse health than ever before.
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