We are planning to do another event in the fall. Please stay tuned for the location and date. We are hoping to make it a larger event with some surprises for guests as well. :)
The dinner got me thinking-each person lives the 'endo life' a little differently. The key is remembering the silver lining. While many guests were diagnosed with endometriosis, we were all able to laugh, smile, and share stories about our lives or work-not just about endo. I think it is important to realize that there is far more to us as people and a community than just a diagnosis.
Each woman and her support system have a lot to bring to the table and to offer. A diagnosis should not stop us from being who we are, who we wish to become, or the dreams we wish to live out. It may take a little more time, but in that time, I have found that you can learn a lot about yourself and your supporters.
This disease forces us to be fighters and to be strong everyday.
While we all have our days that we struggle and have to deal with symptoms, there are a lot of good days and good times mixed in. It is so important to think back on these memories and see our strength as family and sisters during harder days.
There are days that it is harder for us to get up and get out of bed and sometimes we need rest-but endometriosis is not all that we are. It has given us a connection and a way to meet individuals that we would not have had the opportunity to meet without this diagnosis and company to enjoy on good days and bad days. To me, that's a pretty big silver lining.