What has happened since then has been an enormous outpouring of love, support, and a longing to understand better. I've connected with endosisters around the world, sharing a bond that is unique, strong, and paired with a remarkable kind of instant respect for one another.
And so far, it seems for the most part, that people understand why I share what I do. They know it's not for attention or pity. It's because there isn't enough information out there. Because not a lot of people know about it until they've already been suffering from it for years of their life. Because even once you know, it's not a glamorous thing to talk about. But I want to educate people. Give them information from an insider's perspective. Give them the knowledge to suggest to a friend or family member, "Hey, actually, those symptoms you're describing sound a little bit like endometriosis. Have you ever heard of that?"
I want to be a voice in this growing conversation.
And there's an easy chance for you to join in too!
On Monday, March 10th, please consider adding a pop of yellow to your outfit. Then take a picture of yourself in your yellow and share it on social media (or even just with your friends and family) along with this information :
- March is Endometriosis Awareness Month
- 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis
- It takes an average of 10 years for these women to receive an accurate diagnosis
- It causes chronic pain and is a leading cause of infertility
There have been a lot of times people have asked "What can I do to help?" and there's never usually anything they can do. This is something you can do. Start a conversation. Get the information out there.
Also, please e-mail me a picture of you in your yellow so I can see your beautiful face!
Have a happy, happy weekend.
Let's all go #yellowforendo!
Ps. I had chosen March 10th as the day for yellow because it's 10% of women and a 10 year average..
As I just went back to link my first post about Endo, I saw that it was written on March 10th last year! Goosebumps! Meant to be. :)