1 in 10 of the Women in the UK who have been diagnosed with Endometriosis.
After suffering with symptoms for ten years, I was finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in July 2019, following a Laparoscopy. Unfortunately, the true scope of what was found on my first operation was not known until July 2020. This has meant that my referral to the specialists in Cardiff was delayed and I would now have to wait approximately two years for surgery, as a consequence of Covid-19.
In light of this, I am looking to fundraise in order to have the treatment privately, as soon as is possible, for fear that the longer I leave it the more damage it will be doing internally and the greater the consequences; The damage could lead to complications with my bladder and bowel, as well as Infertility. Endometriosis is considered by the NHS to be amidst the top twenty most painful health conditions a person can have, of which unlike endometriosis, the majority are not Chronic Illnesses.
At Twenty-Six my quality of life is significantly impacted due to the nature of the disease and what was left behind causes excruciating pain and chronic fatigue, rendering me unable to do what would be considered normal for a woman in her Twenties. I am unable to afford the £5,540 for private treatment alone, but plan to donate over and above what is needed to Swansea and Bridgend, South Wales Endometriosis Support Groups, in aid of Endometriosis Awareness Month in March.
For information on Endometriosis: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/
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