When we first heard we had Endometriosis, chances are it threw us like a ton of bricks, bowled us over and attacked our very existence. It made us question everything about life and ourselves and really wonder why we had this condition. Chances are high, that we simply wanted to curl up into a little ball and hide for a while. This feeling is quite common, especially when you gain little real information about Endometriosis or get any real understanding from doctors.
Now, that we have had some time to think about it and live with the condition and get used to Endo being part of our lives, we have two choices. We can be pro-active about our health or we can be re-active.
When we are pro-active about our health, our bodies and Endometriosis, we find our own ways of dealing with it. We research what we can, try different methods, do what we know is best for our bodies and our overall health, allowing the Endometriosis symptoms to be easier to cope with. We find ways of coping, ways of reducing stress, ways of making life easier and better for us. There are ways in which we can do this, everyday which will help with our overall ability to cope with Endometriosis. It is a positive way of dealing with the condition and as long as you are being pro-active about the condition, you are also likely to find solutions for your own situation.
This is where we allow others to tell us what we need and how to solve our problems. This is an easier way for many of us to deal with Endometriosis. We go and see a specialist and we allow that person to advise us of what is wrong with us and guide us with what to do and take. It takes the stress out of worrying whether the treatments are working as you rely on someone elses judgement for you.
I am not suggesting either method is better than the other but simply to be aware that many of us are being re-active to Endometriosis and may still be experiencing pain, relying on someone else to fix it.
This is when we have a problem. It is when we are stuck, have tried going to doctors looking for them to provide a solution and they are not providing one, so….. we give up. Giving up is sad. I have seen it a few too times through researching this blog. Many women out there with Endometriosis let the condition take over them and their lives. They allow the pain of the condition to control everything in their lives and never really give any method a true course or commitment.
When we have Endometriosis, we still have choices. We have a choice to let this disease take over and control us or we can fight back. We can fight back with a strong diet, exercise, mental healing and using our own chosen method to heal through proper research and a personal choice, rather than simply nodding yes to everything doctors and practitioners suggest.
Yes, we know they have experience and understand the human body, BUT we need to know exactly what they are doing to us and why. We need to understand how the drugs, or medicine or herbal remedy works to heal us BEFORE we commit to it, by our own choice. This choice also gives us power over our bodies and makes us feel stronger to make choices on what is right for us and not just what we have been told. There is so much negative information about Endometriosis out there. Doctors are unfortunately part of this information.
We can choose to find valuable and positive information and believe and be strong OVER Endometriosis. This is our choice and one that ultimately you can decide on, every single day!
Be strong ladies! We can beat this!Author of Cure Endometriosis & Eating with Mel.