Endometriosis Awareness Month: Recap
While I had many ideas for additional topics to cover this month, time has flown by and my energy has been limited. I decided to do a recap of the Endometriosis Awareness Month 2011 posts for those who may have missed one or more of them. First we heard from Dr. Diane Neal and Endochick in a guest blog post called:
Then I wrote this post about something I call “yellow-washing”:
Next I wrote this personal post regarding undiagnosed teenagers struggling with what may be endometriosis:
After that, I wrote about the importance of support here:
Following that, I talked about being sidetracked from Endometriosis Awareness Month by migraines:
Then, I wrote about the important topic of suicide prevention:
Finally, Jenn did a guest blog post about how chronic illnesses like endometriosis can affect one financially:
I would like to thank Diane, Endochick, and Jenn for taking the time and energy to write wonderful guest blog posts for Endometriosis Awareness Month. While I hoped to do more this month than I have, I have learned over the years that it isn’t wise to force my body beyond its limits. So, the many days this month when my body essentially told me, “no” when I asked it to do something, I didn’t force it. I listened to it because the consequences of not listening to one’s body can be pretty unpleasant.
I would like to thank everyone who has signed the petition and/or shared the link on social media:
Endometriosis Awareness Month may be drawing to a close but we collect signatures on that petition year-round. So, please continue to share that link on Facebook and Twitter. Just this month the petition gained 56 signatures. That’s not bad! Many who signed elected to use the optional field for comments. Reading through those comments, one cannot help but be moved and inspired to action. There is so much work to be done! Let’s keep getting the word out to people. Here is that link for the petition once again:
Thank you very much to everyone who has worked so hard and so passionately to spread the word about endometriosis, to foster awareness about it, and to take a close look at endometriosis organizations to ascertain whether they are advocating for patients as they claim. Taking the time to research organizations before supporting them (financially or otherwise) is worth the time and effort. Sadly there are organizations that purport to advocate for endometriosis patients but upon a bit of investigation, it becomes apparent that looks can be deceiving.
Thank you to everyone who is working to spread the facts about endometriosis and working to counter endometriosis misinformation.
This post was written by Jeanne at http://chronichealing.com. Copyright © Jeanne — chronichealing.com. All rights reserved.
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