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What is it!?

So the question everyone asks.... What actually is this disease? What does it do!?

Endometriosis is where the lining of the womb grows outside of the womb, usually in the pelvic area but it can spread further. The cells still act in the same way as they would inside the womb, they swell each month and shred. But when they're elsewhere they have nowhere to go and scar tissue builds up which sits on other organs.

Adenomyosis is endometriosis but in the muscle lining of the uterus. This is the real devil! My consultant explained it as the following: Your womb should be like Mike Tysons bicep muscles, strong and tight. But my womb is soft and spongy, in fact they nearly went through it when they poked it with their surgical tools!! 

Some of the main symptoms include intense stomach cramps, nausea, heavy bleeding, depression. It can also cause infertility. It is only diagnosed by a laparoscopy and MRI scans also help evidence the disease.

The big question... How do you cure it? Well the qu…

Hello...

Well this is new! A blog. Where do I even start?!

Feels a bit silly writing this to be completely honest with you but I thought I would write about my journey and struggle with the demons that are Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. 

My name is Amy and I am 25 years old. I live in Essex in the UK. I have a wonderful life, great family, fantastic friends, two cute fur babies, a life that a lot of people would dream of. Don't get me wrong, I know I am very lucky but theres this one problem.... the disease thats attacking my insides!

A lot of people haven't heard of  Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, I know I hadn't. Unfortunately, if people haven't even heard of them, they also don't understand the hell that comes with them.

This blog is to share the day to day experience I have with the disease. To help fellow sufferers and to help those who know someone with it understand what that person is going through.

Comment away, ask questions if need be, but most of all I hope it helps,…