“Mummy” was 29 when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis. Now 32, she shares her journey with us. Mummy lives on the island of Antigua, and faces the struggles of limited options when it comes to healthcare.
Mummy’s Journey: I started getting horrible pains when I was around 25 years old and I did not realize what it was because I always took Advil painkillers. They did help but I realize after my period was finished I was still feeling pain and my legs, I couldn’t walk, and just feel too tired.
As you may already know, I like to research Endo care around the world. Today, we’re traveling to Antigua & Barbuda (I’ve had a few blog views from that location…). Who doesn’t like an island destination?
Antigua and Barbuda are a set of islands in the Caribbean and is a very popular tourist destination They’re 15 minutes apart from each other (by air) or 90 minutes (by ferry).
Antigua is 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, and is where most of the populace live. Cute town names, such as “Old Road,” “Jolly Harbour,” and “Free Town.” Barbuda is undeveloped and even smaller, boasting a whopping 68 square miles, and one town, Codrington. Together, the islands house 92,500 residents, not including the tourists. For comparison, the islands, combined, are a little over twice the size of Washington, D.C.