You are not your illness: endometriosis does not define us or in any way lessen our worth. Step back from our culture of ‘labels’ and know that it is entirely possible to manage the disease effectively – on your terms, in your own way, in a manner you choose best for your life.
And finally, don’t give up: we have heard that ‘there is no hope and no help’ for this disease so many times that we might actually start to believe it. To the contrary – there is hope, there is help, and you are worth it. You are your own best advocate in your journey with endometriosis. Through knowledge, empowerment and collaboration with those who understand, it IS possible to live well in spite of the disease.
Heather Guidone is the Program Director at Center for Endometriosis Care & Member of the Executive Board at Endometriosis Research Center
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