Since being diagnosed with Endometriosis I have been trying to get my head around the impact the illness has on my body, on my life and the people in my life.
During a particularly successful brainstorming session between my husband and I, it became apparent that because of the lack of knowledge and awareness surrounding Endometriosis, diagnosis proves difficult to obtain. Women struggle with chronic pain for years and years with no idea of the cause, insufficient pain management treatments and a deep sense of despair.
I am going to try and help. I have decided to use my experience and diagnosis of Endometriosis for something positive. I’m starting out small with the hope that it grows into something magnificent. And hopefully, this will prove to be quite therapeutic for me too!
|Bassetlaw Endometriosis Awareness & Support Team|
Bassetlaw Endometriosis Awareness & Support Team (B.E.A.S.T) has been set up to offer women and their families a place to come together for support, it’s a virtual shoulder to cry on, listening ear and an online hug. The internet makes it possible for us all to reach out in a way that hasn’t been possible before. One of the biggest difficulties with Endometriosis is that it is incredibly lonely sometimes, especially before diagnosis.
People in the Bassetlaw area can seek information, support and can find out about events that I plan to host as we raise awareness (Events like coffee mornings, charity walks etc).
I have put together brochures explaining the illness from the point of view of someone who actually suffers with it. We have our own logo. We even have a twitter page.
So if you know anyone that has Endometriosis, or even shows some of the symptoms – please refer them to this Team.
I have said team, as every woman/supporter involved is a member and has something to offer someone else; understanding, experience, support. Every woman’s experience of Endometriosis is different and we can all learn from that.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BEAST.Bassetlaw
Follow us on Twitter: @BassetlawEndo