It’s FRIDAY! Woohooooo!
Today’s quote is one that I found personally affirming as a woman with Endometriosis. I stumbled across it in my research this week and it just struck me as powerful. The Nezhat doctors wrote in a 2012 article titled “Endometriosis: Ancient Disease, Ancient Treatments“:
“The clock is definitely ticking as we know that millions of women still live lives awash in anguish, just as they did thousands of years ago, and just as they will centuries from now unless we can steer ourselves faster toward the long elusive cure. Four thousand years is long enough; the time has come to end the empire of endometriosis.”
It’s been five years since this quote was published. And it was referenced in a February 2017 article published in the International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology…which is how I stumbled across it. And it seemed relevant this week, considering the amount of women who have been sharing their Endo stories with all of us! We are building an army of Warriors – an army to stand against the “empire of endometriosis!”
One day there will be a cure. In the meantime, remain positive, hold onto hope, lift each other up, and continue to live your life as best as you are able.
And if you’re interested in some reading, these blogs were updated this week:
Adhesions: What Are They? Added a study that will be published in the March 2017 edition of Annals of Medicine and Science
Birth Control Pills & Endo. Added an abstract published in the January 2017 edition of Fertility & Sterility
Chronic Pain Affects Your Brain. Added an abstract published in the January 2017 edition of European Journal of Pain
C-Sections & Endometriosis. Added a 2017 abstract published in the January 2017 edition of Diagnostic Cytopathology
Have a wonderful weekend!