GAIN Founder Kath Mazzella  WA Senior Australian of the Year

GAIN Founder Kath Mazzella WA Senior Australian of the Year

GAIN updates
    Congratualtions to our founder Kath Mazzella as she travels to Canberra in January 2018 to go head-to-head with Australia’s finest from around the nation. She has been awarded WA Senior Australian of the Year and as such is a nominee in the nation's  Australian of the Year Awards Kath  founded GAIN Inc back in 2001 and since has worked tirelessly in the community to raise awareness and education of gynecological issues. Through this process we hope to achieve: Greater community awareness of the millions of women who suffer from Gynaecological/Sexual and associated Mental Health challenges. For the partnership between the medical professionals and the community to be strengthened, so that we can have a deeper and more intimate communication and save lives through prevention, early intervention or best…
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GAIN Inc. Notice of AGM

GAIN Inc. Notice of AGM

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GAIN Inc will hold it's AGM on Saturday 9th Dec. 2017. All members welcome to attend.  Morning tea will be provided.   Phone: 6458 1670 or email enquiries@gain.org.au  if you will be attending.
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GAIN Runner Up in Connect Groups Awards

GAIN Runner Up in Connect Groups Awards

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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.
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National Annual Awareness Day

National Annual Awareness Day

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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/  
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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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Next meeting is on Saturday 9th Dec. 2017.   12 – 2pm.

Next meeting is on Saturday 9th Dec. 2017. 12 – 2pm.

Events
 Next meeting is on Saturday 9th Dec. 2017.   12 - 2pm. 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" size="5" center="yes" icon="icon: heart"]DOWNLOAD THE INFO PACK[/su_button]
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Committee Meeting AGM

Committee Meeting AGM

Events
The 2017 AGM will be held on Saturday 9th Dec. 2017, 10:30am - 12pm. All GAIN members  welcome.  Contact Catherine 0406333735 or Vanessa 0437498917.
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Endometriosis: We are not alone

Endometriosis: We are not alone

Womens Stories
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…
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