Thanks for continuing to support Knock Out Endo. We would like to plan an event with your help and ideas in mind. Please message us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. We are also looking to help women financially to meet with excision surgeons. While we may not be able to pay in full at this point, we would like to help as is our mission.
I realize I have been quiet lately and have posted on Facebook that I was attempting to only write and post with an optimistic mindset. However, endometriosis doesn’t always present with the most optimistic thoughts. It is one of the reasons support is such a necessity for endometriosis patients and their families. It can wear you down and it takes time to pick yourselves back up again, but you can do it! I believe in each of you and your ability to push forward with your endo, not as your endo.
Recently, I was hospitalized with a flair up and it seems that a surgical intervention will be in my future early than I had hoped for and expected. This has caused an increase in my anxiety and my mind has been racing with questions and concerns to discuss with the team. For now I am attempting to distract myself with different games and activities that help me to save spoons. My family and friends have done an amazing job at supporting and loving me.
I want to end this post by thanking the doctors that take care of us. There are specialists that help us daily with excision and options. However, there are also other specialists that help us in between surgery such as pain managers, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and gynecologists. It can be hard to find a team, but finding a team that knows about endo or is willing to learn about it is truly an amazing gift. It may take some time to find this team, but once you have found them and you begin to feel like you are part of their team in your care it can seem more manageable to live with endometriosis and your symptoms in between surgical interventions or while saving for excision.
Remember to appreciate those around us-family, friends, and those in the medical field that support our journeys.
Love and spoons everyone.