Women often ask me why I do the work that I do. They question why I would dedicate myself to something so niche and specific, something which I have now overcome and yet, am still learning more and more about. They suggest to me that I should move on and start a business that would be easier, something that is more general in nature and just let go of Endometriosis on all levels. I will be honest, there are days when the thought does cross my mind. The trouble is, I cannot let it go.
See, the biggest regret I have is that I wish I had found the natural approach sooner. I wish I had studied natural medicine sooner and learned about how the body truly works. It is only now, after many, many years of research, learning and finally getting my degree that I honestly feel that I know my body more. I get why it reacts the way it does. I get why it responds the way it does. I understand it. I particularly understand Endometriosis.
I feel like I wasted so many years of my life because of Endometriosis. I pumped my body full of all sorts of things to just try and control it on some small scale but ultimately, all of those things have left more negative effects than positive ones. I am still cleaning up the mess of all of that stuff!
So, the reason I do the work that I do is simply because I don’t want any more women to go through all of what I went through. I don’t want you to go through all of that.
See, it is not even about the treatment options or their effects. It is more than that. It is an experience of being stripped of our own inner power. We are left questioning everything and are given so little guidance on what we can physically do for ourselves. There is no greater way to make a woman feel small and powerless than to tell her that she has an incurable disease and that there is nothing that can be done except take a bunch of painkillers and hormone treatments! I lived with that feeling for fifteen years. That feeling of trying to do the right thing and being at the whim of doctors and others to try and “fix” me.
I kept hoping for someone else to do the work for me. To take care of me. That there would be some miracle pill to make it all go away. I was at the mercy of the world out there. I was reliant, dependent and ultimately a victim of Endometriosis.
It was only after years and years of that struggle, not just physically but within me, that I finally realized that feeling powerless was a choice. I could decide to put myself first and learn what I needed to know so I could support my health in whatever way possible. I could decide to become empowered about my health and Endometriosis.
I know that as a woman with Endometriosis, you have possibly felt those experiences of not being heard, of being treated like you don’t know your own body or that your pain is “all in your head”. I know because I have been told those things too. I know the feeling of being desperate for answers.
That is why I have created an online program that shares information about Endometriosis which empowers you. Information which gives you methods and tools that help you manage Endometriosis effectively and ultimately from the root cause upwards.
I want you to know that you are not alone and that there is plenty you can do to support yourself and truly become Endo empowered.
Have you felt disempowered with having Endometriosis? What did that experience feel like for you? What message do you feel is super important that women with Endometriosis know about themselves and their health?