Gaby Martell Profile picture
Mar 13 12 tweets 8 min read
For almost 15 years #endo compromised my social, professional, personal life and mental health. I’m more than lucky to have found great professionals along my way, but it’s never over. It’s a daily struggle that has no cure #MoreThan1in10 @Endofound @SWHR #EndometriosisAwareness
In my case, #endo represents almost 15 years of fatigue, excessive bleeding, visits to the ER in the middle of the night, tons of painkillers, multiple failed treatments, thousands of $ spent and endless sleepless nights in pain #morethan1in10 @Endofound @SWHR
2022 was the year I went to my doctor’s office and told him I couldn’t it anymore, I needed stronger painkillers. His answer: “you’re already taking the strongest pain relievers, the next thing would be opioids and I won’t let you go there”. @SWHR @Endofound #morethan1in10
We discussed the options according to my situation and future plans and decided to go under surgery. I was frightened of what they’d find, but I was more afraid of what would happen to me if I didn’t act immediately.
I’m beyond privileged to have had (and still have) a strong support circle. My family, my partner, my work colleagues and friends were completely on board with me. This is something often forgotten, but it makes a huge difference to feel supported #endo @Endofound @swhr
May 2022. Surgery went great, they found #endo adhesions in my uterus-sacral ligaments & were able to totally remove them. Recovery was faster and better than everyone expected. It took only a month until I was able to exercise and went back to normal. Lucky me. @SWHR @Endofound
Now I’m in a way better place than I was before surgery. From hell to heaven. Of course, I need to adhere to a healthy lifestyle, keep a good sleep hygiene, exercising regularly, eat my greens, take my vitamins and suplements, and such.. #morethan1in10 @Endofound @SWHR
I can’t believe I own my life back. If you haven’t gone through this path you probably don’t know what it feels like to be able to decide what to do with your time and body again instead of having the control of your life taken over by a desease. #morethan1in10 @SWHR @Endofound
Doctors are not educated to find #endometriosis women are often dismissed from hospitals without a diagnostic. Or are told to stop crying for the pain and take a chamomile tea ;) (real story from the ER lol). @SWHR @Endofound #morethan1in10
We still have more to do, more investigation to be funded, more health professionals to be educated, more awareness to be raised. Menstruation MUST NOT be painful, excessive or long. Don’t be afraid to raise your voice and don’t take a diagnostic that is not right for you @SWHR
March is the #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth if you suspect you or someone you know is suffering from this disorder seek for professional help ASAP. I’m always available to help as much as I can or provide references to my professional team. You’re not alone, endosis💛.

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