My endometriosis journey

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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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International GYN Awareness Day – Sep 11 2017

International GYN Awareness Day – Sep 11 2017

Events
International Gynaecological Awareness Day At King Edward Memorial Hospital Subiaco WA Join us at King Edward Memorial Hospital who will this year celebrate IGAD with a competition for the best decorated Gyn Ward or Dept. in the Moulin Rouge theme. Kick up your heels at King Edward Memorial Hospital: GAIN Committee members will be available for a chat between 9am - 3pm. Monday 11th September. Come see GAIN committee at the front foyer of the hospital. Get involved, Host a Community Gathering, Office Party, Morning Tea or Other Event. Everyone has a mother, a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a female partner or neighbour who may be affected by a gynaecological issue. Join the Global Initiative.... Take Action Now. You can get involved in the International Gynae[su_button url="www.gain.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IGAD-Flier-Kit.pdf" target="blank" background="#b73279"…
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