I look kinda normal but my body was no longer working in this photo. 1 in 10 period-having humans have the illusive, complex disease of endometriosis reach in and destroy many aspect of our lives. It devastatingly can remove our choice of having children. It causes debilitating symptoms like intense pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, and gastrointestinal problems often dismissed as IBS or anxiety. It is a disease that can strangle your organs and can fuse them together. And yet, only $1 per person living with Endo is given to research this life-changing illness. I suffered for 26 years before getting a diagnosis at age 37 by the incredible @dririsorbuch. I got great care, but by then, the disease had caused irreparable harm due to the years of not being heard, trusted, or treated. Women deserve better than this. I’m working on ways to advocate by using the power of my past to get the truth out there. This disease destroys period-having patients lives, careers, finances, marriages, and ability to have children. Trust women and trans men who have this. Normalize periods. And lastly, please know that anyone living with this deals with anguish you can not see. Endo warriors are strong, stoic, formidable forces who deserve a hug or at least a foot rub. It is Endometriosis Awareness month, and I’m here to answer questions or steer you towards support. 💛 Photo by @williedictionary on April 7, 2017 💛

I look kinda normal but my body was no longer working in this photo. 1 in 10 period-having humans have the illusive, complex disease of endometriosis reach in and destroy many aspect of our lives. It devastatingly can remove our choice of having children. It causes debilitating symptoms like intense pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, and gastrointestinal problems often dismissed as IBS or anxiety. It is a disease that can strangle your organs and can fuse them together. And yet, only $1 per person living with Endo is given to research this life-changing illness. I suffered for 26 years before getting a diagnosis at age 37 by the incredible @dririsorbuch. I got great care, but by then, the disease had caused irreparable harm due to the years of not being heard, trusted, or treated. Women deserve better than this. I’m working on ways to advocate by using the power of my past to get the truth out there. This disease destroys period-having patients lives, careers, finances, marriages, and ability to have children. Trust women and trans men who have this. Normalize periods. And lastly, please know that anyone living with this deals with anguish you can not see. Endo warriors are strong, stoic, formidable forces who deserve a hug or at least a foot rub. It is Endometriosis Awareness month, and I’m here to answer questions or steer you towards support. 💛 Photo by @williedictionary on April 7, 2017 💛

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