So I published my first endometriosis awareness video and it has gotten over 1000 views in just over 24 hours! You guys are amazing. Please continue to share it (can be found on the home page, twitter, and facebook). My goal for the video is that it will help people understand that battle that we, as a community, deal with everyday-not just from our physical illness, but the lack of compassion that we receive from others. It is time to take a stand and join together to tell people our story.
We have raised over $400 to donate to the Endo Warriors and EFA through our ongoing t-shirt fundraiser! Thank you all so much for your support throughout the fundraiser.
I have been working on reading more medical studies and projects to continue to learn with all of you about endometriosis.
The EFA did announce a FREE patient day during their Endometriosis Week. It will take place in NY, NY on Saturday, March 8, 2014. I will be in attendance and hope to see you all there! There are various other events during the EFA's Endometriosis Week so please
The EndoMarch will be occurring in various locations worldwide on March 13, 2014. If you are unable to attend there are other ways to get involved via social media. Please don't be left out of this historic event for endometriosis.
So I have just begun pain medications again and am dealing with the side effects as always. I did speak with my doctor and will be seeing a rheumatologist as he is not sure that I do not have a systemic issue going on at the same time with the endometriosis. He drew blood and I will be moving forward with seeking opinions and seeing specialists regarding my condition.
I heard from the CEC and was beyond excited to hear from Dr. Sinervo. He does believe that surgery is needed and that a thorascopy may also be required as my new lung symptoms are problematic and concerning that I may have endometriosis there. My newer symptoms are in combinations with my old symptoms but I am also experiencing weight loss, hair loss, and shoulder, chest, and rib pain. As I was without pain medication for the last few days, I have mostly been quiet. Unfortunately, I have realized that I do need the medications just to be able to get out of bed and function on a daily basis. Without medications I am having pain levels of 10/10 and pain from my neck to my thighs-front and back.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Bern Bingham: 23 year old endo warrior, founder of Knock Out Endo