omg i saw that one on your fb... well i saw the several of them on your fb... i'm so glad you told them all off, thats so f**king stupid!! it's like, oh? do you want to throw up your food all the time too? and lose a ton of your hair? and have all of your friends judge you because you're always too tired to do stuff with them? etc, etc, etc... i swear sometimes people just don't THINK.
~ Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~
That was THE first thing my mom asked when I told her what was going on with me. Don't worry, girls, I set her straight...
Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health by Mary Lou Ballweg & The Endometriosis Association is my go-to book for information & treatment options. ******************************** Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wexler is my go-to book for understanding the menstrual cycle, hormones, and fertility indicators.
Post by alldredgem on Aug 11, 2011 20:45:20 GMT -5
When facing infertility (due to endo), we heard lots of stupid stuff. "When are you and your husband going to start thinking about having kids?" "What? You don't like kids?" "You can have my kids!" (we started telling ppl that we'd call our adoption lawyer. That shut them up pretty quickly!)
Hey Jenaya - you should have told your husband that his hand doesn't have endometriosis! ;D
I just tried to 'like' this!!! Amazing!!!
One girl said to me, 'oh, I totally know how you feel - I get a good few hours of cramps when I come on, it makes me really grumpy'.
I appreciate she was trying to be understanding, but seriously, it just made me mad. This was the day I'd dragged myself in on the first day of one of my periods and I couldn't stand up straight from pain.
Also, my mum constantly saying, 'have a baby Gem, have one, it'll be fine, I'll help when you're ill, just do it, do it Gem', AARRGGGHHHH!!!!!
Post by omaklackey on Aug 12, 2011 21:32:02 GMT -5
Last night I was asked why I had so many surgeries.
Her: "well why don't you just yank it all out then" Me: "I did, the endo all grew back" Her: "I didn't know it could do that"
"I DIDN'T KNOW IT COULD DO THAT" - THIS IS THE MOST FRUSTRATING THING PEOPLE TELL ME.
the uneducated doctors, nurses and friends that have said this to me!! Its ridiculous! I have been very open and told my family that nothing was going to be cured but they don't want to know. I keep trying to help educate them! I have written papers and posted notes and links and ARGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!
Surgically induced menopause at 33 in 2009,
stage IV Endometriosis and Interstital Cystitis.