Something came over me whilst chatting to one of my fellow Endo sisters online earlier today so I thought I’d sit down grab a cuppa and write up this post… I wanted to reach out to more of you and just give a shoulder, you know…A shoulder for you to rely on once in a while. We all know it’s not all plain sailing day in day out. No matter how much others will try to understand and want to understand unfortunately they just don’t seem to get it as much as we do. And who blames them? I didn’t understand a chronic illness until I experienced the full force of my symptoms and probably still didn’t even once I had my diagnosis. But I can truly empathise with you. Living with a chronic illness is HARD. No matter how much pain you’re in, no matter how many prescription drugs you’re having to take to ease the pain…YOU. HAVE. GOT. THIS! It might not seem like it right this second, this day or even month. But it will get easier. You will have good days and bad but please know that I’m thinking of you.
It’s super hard to get yourself out of a rut, a mental rut that binds your mind up into a complete grey cloud that noone really wants to be around. The cloud will eventually disappear. Once you can see the light grab it with both hands and use it with all your force.
I’ve read up on all sorts of theories to help manage Endometriosis symptoms. Though not always taken well in the Endo community I believe whatever you put into your body can have a massive impact on your health. So if you think about what kind of foods you consume surely eating healthy can only have a positive impact on being chronically ill?
Well this is my journey…I’ve lost over 2 and a half stone in the past 2 years. In that time i’ve gone from meat eater to vegetarian to vegan. I’ve been vegan for the past 9 months and I truly believe it’s only been a positive for my health. I’ve never been more health conscious that I am today. If you’re interested in following my health journey and staying motivated to eat healthy please follow me on social media. I’m always up for having a good old chin wag or even if you just need to borrow my ear.
Lots of love xox
*PLEASE NOTE* This is my journey. I was officially diagnosed with Endo on August 9th 2017. I am trying to implement positive steps to take on my Endo. Whilst I know it’s not totally curable I believe by trying to take positive steps in my life I can only make having Endometriosis that little bit more bareable. I understand everyone is different and understand that everyone has a different path. I’m sharing mine in the hope it helps others.