Today I was going to write about diaphragmic Endometriosis (I have it on my diaphragm, too)…BUT…bumped into my friend, Claire’s, incredible blog about her own experience with it. It’s so informative and wonderful I’ve decided rather than write my own I would just share hers. Thanks, Claire, for this!! ❤
Ah, the diaphragm- a sheet of skeletal muscle only a quarter of an inch thick and located beneath the lungs. It plays a crucial role in facilitating the lungs to inhale and exhale (aka breathing), and in separating the thoracic cavity (containing the heart and lungs) from the abdominal cavity (containing your stomach, liver etc).
The diaphragm is a greatly under appreciated organ in my experience- like most people I’d never given mine a second thought until it was attacked by endometriosis and became extremely pissed off. From that point my diaphragm started to control my life, and let to much confusion, misdiagnoses, and experimenting with alternative therapies before we worked out what was wrong!
I was officially diagnosed with diaphragmatic endometriosis (sometimes interchangeably known as ‘thoracic endometriosis’) during my first laparoscopy in 2014. Since my entire endometriosis…
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