From Cancer to Severe Endometriosis
With cancer, a patient’s feelings of pain and depression are completely validated and viewed as being a normal and appropriate byproduct of the disease.Those who suffer from cancer are looked upon as strong, warrior-like in their coping abilities.With cancer, there is no need to justify using pain medication; everyone knows how agonizing and severe cancer is.There are hundreds upon hundreds of support groups for cancer, as well as a plethora of resources and books. When I had cancer, I wore my bald head as a badge of pride, and while people might have stared at me in the streets, the majority of them understood that I had cancer, and they admired my ability to go about my day.
Having cancer caused my doctors, nurses, family members, and friends to want to do everything they could to make me happy and comfortable. After all, I was suffering from a well-known disease that was infamous for its symptoms. No one can dispute how horrible cancer is.
Declaring War on Severe Endometriosis:Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying I would rather have cancer than Severe Endometriosis. I wouldn’t wish either disease on my worst enemy. But there is a very strong message that I am trying to convey here: women with Severe Endometriosis suffer just as much and just as horribly as anyone else with a chronic illness. We suffer from pelvic pain, cramping, chronic fatigue, and irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding. We have a high risk of infertility and increased risk of developing of ovarian cancer.