No shame in the pain
I’ve been speaking out on endometriosis – after years keeping quiet. It affects one in 10 women and scarred my fallopian tubes, leaving me with a five per cent chance of having a baby.
I was diagnosed at 32 but have been crippled with pain since I was a teen. My mum would just tell me not to be so dramatic. I’ve heard from hundreds of women this week, finally opening up about the pain, hysterectomies, early menopause, infertility and depression that comes with the condition.
The taboo of endometriosis needs smashing. The only shame comes from suffering in silence.