It is my pleasure to introduce the lovely Helena, (@mummymode on Twitter), who is now working with me on Cherry Sorbet and Dexterous Diva work thanks to the wonders of Twitter! It’s wonderful working with another writer whose life is like mine – 2 children and pain and exhaustion, although I would never wish it on anyone. I am grateful for endo, and to social media for connecting us. Over to my soul sista Helena….thanks darling for sharing your journey. x
I suffer from endometriosis, a condition that has permeated every aspect of my life for over ten years. At its worst I am in severe pain three weeks of every month and require hospitalisation and morphine for some respite. I think it’s important to empower other women and to talk about it but at the same time to not let a serious illness define your personality; the worse I feel the more mascara and nice outfits I wear as that is me, not the hideous pain I am feeling. I call it the art of illusion. The attitude I adopt is one of a ‘if you put a brick wall in front of me I’d still try and walk through it’. Quite clearly the endo is my weakness, but I see it more as a strength – it is the one thing that has made me dig deep enough to pursue my career in writing and my dreams of a gorgeous family, as if this idiotic disease can’t stop me then nothing will.