The Truest Commercial I’ve Ever Seen
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. I found out I have endometriosis six years ago when I had to have an ovary removed. At the time, I didn't know what was wrong with me just that my ovary was enlarged and needed to come out.
The doctors didn't know if it was cancer or if it was something else, so I went into surgery not really knowing what was wrong with me. Scary stuff, right?
The doctors ran all the tests during my surgery and the good news was I didn't have cancer, but the bad news is I have endometriosis.
So at least now I knew what was wrong with me. And once I heard the name endometriosis and learned more about it, it was so evident to me that I had it. I had all the symptoms. However, endometriosis can be hard to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to other things.
I didn't realize until then that my 'bad' periods were more than bad. Because it was my norm, I thought all women felt terrible all the time. I was wrong. I never wanted to use my cramps or pain as an 'excuse' to cut class or work because I felt I needed to be a strong woman. Well, turns out my pain was more than just bad cramps.
Luckily, since the diagnosis I haven't had much pain thanks to my treatments. There are a few different things that can be done for endometriosis and some work better than others for different people. I recently had to switch how I treated my endometriosis because I was losing bone density due to my medicine.
All of this was possible thanks to my great doctors! That's why when I saw this commercial for speakendo.com I thought to myself, "YES YES YES!!! I've never seen a more real representation of anything in my life."
I don't know why I always felt like I had to downplay what was wrong with me. I wanted to be tough and strong, but sometimes you gotta just give in and say I need help.
So if you having terrible or periods or are having a lot of pain, talk to your doctor!
And remember In March We Wear Yellow!