Truth, Theory, or Tall Tale?

You may say, “I don’t know anybody that has Endometriosis.”

Theory

One in ten people born with a uterus suffer from Endometriosis.  Many suffer in silence because it can be an embarrassing disease, laden thick with affiliations toward periods, menstrual flow, sexuality, and stereotypes.  Chances are that you know someone who has Endometriosis, or know someone who knows someone that has it.  And you know what else? Famous people have Endo : Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, Cyndi Lauper, Dolly Parton, Pamela Anderson, and Hillary Clinton are just a few.  There are so many.  And it is suspected that Marilyn Monroe also had Endo.  See?  You know someone who has it.  Might as well learn the signs and symptoms…

Susan Sarandon speaks out about Endometriosis at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Blossom Ball, an annual fundraiser

And Whoopi spoke at another EFA Blossom Ball event

I appreciate these women so very much for taking the time out of their busy schedules and speaking out about this disease.

Feel Good Friday!

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Many of us with Endometriosis struggle with “feel good” issues.  There are days where we just feel plain ugly due to our disease, or the bloating, swelling and pain it causes.  So I’m deeming Fridays as “Feel Good Fridays!”  Once a week, I’ll post a quote to remind us just how beautiful we truly are, on the inside & out.

I cannot think of a better woman to quote to start off the Feel Good Fridays tradition than Marilyn Monroe!  You may or may not know it, but Marilyn suffered from Endometriosis herself.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~Marilyn Monroe

So Warriors, remember, we may be imperfect, but we are still gloriously beautiful. And happy Friday!

Yours, Lisa