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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:

Dr. Diane Neal


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.

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1 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 03.30.11 at 5:42 pm }

Jeanne, thank YOU for all the posts and effort. The teen awareness one should prove a great resource. I hope it gets lots of hits from searches, because I imagine so many teens suffer without a lot of resources.

Great to see the petition climbing up and up. Really great!

Hope you are well and will rest up after this heavy month of posting and helping others.


2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 03.31.11 at 1:23 am }


Thank YOU for your constant support of endometriosis awareness and everything else under the sun! 😉

The teen posts generally do get a fair number of hits. Sadly, many teens do suffer without resources.

Yes, the petition is really climbing.

I’m hanging in there. I’m very tired and I have been struggling with migraines and nausea… among other things.

Thank you, Jannie!


3 EndochickNo Gravatar { 03.31.11 at 9:13 am }

Jeanne – your efforts to spread awareness this month have been inspiring. I know in years past we have both done more during this month – posts, petitions and the like. But our readership has increased and so, regardless of number of posts, these post are being seen by more women! That means our chances of getting correct coverage about endometriosis in the media is much better.

Thanks for working so hard on your blog.

4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 03.31.11 at 11:10 am }


It is frustrating to have done less this month than in some past ‘Endometriosis Awareness Months’. Sometimes, life just says, “you have other things that need to be addressed right now”. This was one of those months for me.

While I didn’t do as much as I had hoped this month, I know that this is a year-round effort and that awareness month is not the only time we can get the word out. So, I’m not beating myself up for not writing more. I did the best I could this month and that’s all I can do. You are right that more people are seeing our efforts to spread endometriosis awareness since more people are reading than before.

Thank you for all of the hard work you do on your blog. Your passion and dedication to the endometriosis cause is inspiring to me and you are helping many women. 😉


5 Getting Back On Track! — { 05.07.13 at 2:09 pm }

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