This week has been such a rollercoaster in the life of an endo warrior that I have to share some of it with you, Diva Readers.
Seeing yourself in the mirror of life-long friends is always a grounding experience. This week I had a great day out with one of my oldest buddies Jo. We went to the X Factor for Freya, so had a girly London day out stalking Gary Barlow and catching up over coffees. Brilliant.
The background info however, is slightly less glamorous; I had a terrible night’s sleep prior to our trip to town, as my pain was so bad. Little sleep means more pain as I need total rest to have a body that functions without being tense and exhausted, so I knew I was heading up for a week of being slightly broken.
By 3pm on Tuesday I was in tears in the loos at the O2, beaten by pain and exhaustion and needing to go home – Jo said she glanced over as we sat watching auditions, saw my face change and drain of all colour and knew we had to go. Read More >
This postcard, the 3rd in the series by the wonderful Antonia, is so brilliant at relating the feeling of unreliability that endo sisters and others suffering from a chronic condition go through. The number of times I have had to cancel at last minute my plans due to pain or exhaustion are countless; luckily, my close friends and family know the score, they support me 100% and everyone knows there is a 50/50 chance I will ever be somewhere I plan to be. Those who don’t get it never will and are not worth my time.
It’s tough, it’s frustrating, but it’s life. It’s my life, and the life of many, many other ladies out there.
If you know how this feels and would be willing to share your story as a guest Diva, please drop me a line.
This little post is to share with you all how saddening, maddening, frustrating, painful and tiring it is living with endometriosis and it’s associated entourage of symptoms.
Every few weeks the pain gets so much that my body hits a wall of exhaustion and chronic fatigue sets it. I don’t just mean tiredness like you have after a big night out, or even the wall of foggy sleep deprivation I felt when the twins were still night feeding. No, this is a tiredness that makes my very bones ache. My glands come up, I feel sick with tiredness, my pain reaches a whole new level of attacking every nerve, sinew and muscle. My head aches, my whole body feels battered. Shattered. Broken. Read More >