2017 has been an eventful year for GAIN Inc. Our pelvic pain support group was awarded finalist in Connect Groups Living it Forward Together category. Seen here are Catherine and Vanessa being presented with the award by the lovely Pip Brennan. CEO of Health Consumers Council WA. A great night at the Parmelia Hilton. Thank you to our members for voting for us.
GAIN Inc. president Catherine and Vice president Vanessa out and about in the CBD . Raising awareness and education on gynaecological health. Connect Groups National Annual awareness day is a great opportunity for GAIN to chat with the public and to network with other self supporting groups from around WA. If you missed us, then we'll see you there again in 2018. http://www.connectgroups.org.au/about-us/goal-purpose-vision-mission/
Hi, my name is Catherine. Back in the 80’s My Endometriosis journey began when I was roughly 17. I had the most awful pain during my menstrual cycle which resulted with numerous visits to the doctor and repeatedly being told that lots of people have bad period pain and to take over the counter pain killers. I did exactly that for nearly 2 years until I started to pass out with the pain. I was referred to a gynaecologist and Endometriosis was diagnosed. The only treatment offered to me was stronger painkillers. Due to repeated emergency admissions to hospital with pain and what they called endometrial "chocolate cysts" I had surgery to remove half my left ovary and then 6 months later the other half was removed. A year or so later…
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The West have published an article featuring our very own Catherine Aurubind and her long-term battle with Chronic Pain. Follow the link below to see the full article at thewest.com.au https://thewest.com.au/news/perth/chronic-pain-a-risk-after-surgery-and-just-bad-luck-ng-b88364994z
We encourage women to share their stories as their story and journey may help others. Id like to share a story from Alexis (Makelifepretty.com) who is going through her own journey being diagnosed with endometriosis. For some time now I’ve been experiencing pain in my abdomen area. This was causing me to be physically sick, almost every single day of the month, over the last ten months. When it first began I thought that I might have been pregnant, my husband and I patiently waited during the “2 week wait” and we were excited at the possibility of becoming parents. When the results, blood and home pregnancy tests all came back negative, we decided. “Now’s a good time to have a baby, so let’s just keep trying. With close monitoring…
A profound interview with Channel Nine, Catherine Aurubind (former President of GAIN Inc.), talks about how she was treated with botox to relieve significant nerve pain following a routine vaginal hysterectomy. Catherine was diagnosed with Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (PNE) and now runs the chronic pelvic pain support group here in Perth, WA along with Vanessa Watson (also a sufferer of PNE sufferer). Catherine is the Director/Australian Representative of HOPE (Health Organisation for Pudendal Education).