I recently watched a documentary called The Bleeding Edge on Netflix. It quite honestly made me sick to the stomach. For those of you who haven’t seen it or don’t have access to it, the documentary explores the medical device industry and what shocked me the most was the use of Essure and Mesh used inside women. These women had no idea about the impacts these devices could have inside their bodies and are now living with pain and suffering for the rest of their lives.
This was not something they got diagnosed with or could control but something placed inside their bodies!
Here is the trailer from YouTube:
Though I hate that so many women had to suffer to get the message out there… it resulted in a significant change for future women considering the use of Essene and hopefully also mesh. The Bleeding Edge documentary got created and a shift started happening. In the end Bayer announced they are taking Essene off the market! Read an article here.
This proves the power of women and how we can create change for the better, when we stand together.
The change I seek for women with Endo
I can imagine in some distant future that women will look back on our current time and the way endometriosis is treated and be horrified. Pumping women full of hormones, pain-killers and then, when that all fails to have our vital female organs removed! I just don’t consider these as “treatments”. They are bandage solutions, attempts at regulating endometriosis (at best) and don’t actually address the triggers and reasons for the endometriosis developing in the first place. I personally view this as lazy, inadequate and downright wrong. We can do better and I know we deserve better.
I believe there are many elements about endometriosis that are not being looked at or researched enough. Women are misled into believing that endometriosis is merely a hormone balance issue or that they should just live with the pain. Promises of “perfect surgery” that “cures” endometriosis are plastered across the internet and women are forking out thousands of dollars in an attempt to remove their endometriosis many believing that this will result in a permanent fix. Unfortunately, I know these “treatments” don’t always work because after all of the various types of surgery, hormone treatments and endless pain popping, women eventually find me and reach out to me in a hope that I can help. These stories are incredibly sad and they fill me with the same frustration I felt when watching the documentary.
What I wish more than anything is that women with endometriosis are given the option to explore my REACH Technique© before these drastic and often irreparable methods are used. That we explore what the body can do with the right guidance and support and tailor specific methods designed to address the deeper symptoms of endometriosis.
Whatever happened to “first do no harm”? Why don’t we explore natural approaches first and discover what the body is capable of before we resort to adding in synthetic drugs and chopping out bits of our bodies?
I believe that if we join together as women and seek to share what we have learned about endometriosis together, we can create our own movement of change for women with endometriosis around the world. I know this is possible because I have already witnessed a shift in so many women’s lives. Women who believed they would never fall pregnant, women who believed they would live in pain forever and women who had given up all chances of a normal life. These women also write to me and share their incredible stories and their incredible life experiences because they discovered how to treat their body, provide for their body and trust that they could get better.
Are you with me?
What change do you seek for women with endometriosis? Does what I share resonate with you? Do you agree that our current treatment methods are less than acceptable?
In the upcoming weeks, I am going to be creating a new space for women of the Endo Empowered community. It will be invite-only and only for those of us who want to be part of this revolution of change for women with endo. Leave a comment below if you resonate and if you would love to part of our new community…