The day after World Mental Health Day

Today is October 11th, and there isn’t much notable about this day, except that it’s the day after World Mental Health day. And while many people who yesterday were sharing messages of support and talking about how we should end the stigma of mental health have gone back to their daily lives, there are still …

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

The majority of my posts have been focused around physical health, but as today is World Mental Health day I want to focus more on mental health. It is just as, if not more, important as your physical health but many of us seem to neglect it. In the UK, currently 1 in 4 people …

Travelling with Endometriosis

You’re off on holiday, not due for a flare up, you’re body is in a pretty predictable rhythm and you’re really looking forward to enjoying your trip. Sods law – you’ll get a flare up. I always try to be as prepared as possible, so that if a flare up does happen, I can still …

Self Care September

How many times have you forced yourself through something that you really didn’t want to do, but felt like you had to out of social obligation? How many times have you put others needs before yourself, because you feel that you should be used to whatever it is you’re dealing with right now because you’ve been …

A letter to every medical professional who dismissed me

To all the doctors and nurses who disregarded me, Over the past seven years, 19 of you completely dismissed me, my pain and my concerns. I was told that my pain didn’t exist, or that it was normal to have period pain, or that I couldn’t possibly have endometriosis and I shouldn’t diagnose myself through …