My name is Emily, and in November 2020 I was diagnosed with endometriosis after a 9 year battle with excruciating pain, misdiagnoses, hospital visits and more painkillers than I could ever count. I had a laparoscopy which removed the tissue and reduced my pain by 95%, giving me a quality of life I hadn't had for so long. I know, though, that I am one of the lucky ones; some people who have treatment surgery experience regrowth and continued pain.
It was a tiresome, painful and lonely journey, which at times felt like the hardest thing in the world. I missed out on social events, holidays and living a normal life due to excruciating pain. But having come out of it the other side, I know that I am not alone. If you have a womb, there's a 1 in 10 chance of you developing endometriosis at some point in your life. I know so many people who have been sent in circles while trying to understand their pain; it can feel frustrating and hopeless. Which is why the work of charities such as Endometriosis South Coast is so important for providing support and reassurance through troubling times for those suffering.
In order to raise money for Endometriosis South Coast, I am partaking in a 10,000ft skydive on 9th July 2021 (weather permitting!) in order to give back to a charity so close to my heart and to continue the support for those struggling with this awful disease. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated; thank you.