This is a question I’ve learned to ask myself ALOT over the past 6 years, since I was diagnosed with endo at age 21.🎃 It took me a while time to drop the whole, “why me” “my life sucks” “I’ll never amount to anything” attitude. But once I did, life got easier and being sick got a hell of a lot easier and... how can I put this... not ‘more enjoyable’ but... more manageable, more doable, more peaceful, less upsetting, no longer traumatic, and just.... a more calm experience once I learned to accept what was happening in the moment, go with it, do everything in my power💪🏼 to be well and reduce my pain and beyond that, just think “well, I’m here, I have to wait it out and ride the wave of pain and sickness til it subsides, so while I’m here, I’m not going to panic, I’m still going to make myself laugh, and best of all, I’m going to LEARN something.. anything !”🤓 Women need each other’s support and validation. Endo is REAL! It hurts. Man does it hurt. 😫But it can teach us things we otherwise wouldn’t have known.😯 What has #endo
Taught you? Have you noticed an attitude shift since your diagnosis or is the “why me” still something you’re grappling with? 🤔
Let’s share stories, let’s get out of our own heads, let us break some proverbial (gluten free) bread with our epic Endo Girl Gang on this beautiful Thursday morning (I say while lying in bed with a heat pack on my tummy due to EXTREMELY random endo pain and a double eye virus, squinting at my phone, which I will now put down as I can barely see.) If any of you, our #endoactive #girlgang
have tips for each other on mentally or emotionally dealing with #endometriosis
and all the things that come with #chronicpain
, please share below. You might just change another person’s outlook. What has your experience taught you? What does it continue to teach you?
Sing it, sisters... ❤️👊🏽 Syl xx