You are the people who keep women like me in pain. You constantly questioning our pain and in turn, making us question ourselves.
It’s not fair. You are the people we turn to when we need help. When we need answers and you weren’t there for us.
You turned us away and never thought twice. You have caused women the ability to have children because you never looked into their problems.
You have caused our pain and endometriosis to get to worse stages because you thought we were faking the pain.
You didn’t do your job. Some of you thought endometriosis was a fake disease that “weak” women made up to get a break from life.
When the truth is, every one of us suffering from endometriosis would never wish to have this chronic illness.
We don’t like going to the ER because we can’t move. And we hate it even more because even when we say, “we have endometriosis”, it’s like we are speaking a foreign language.
It sucks having this disease. But what sucks, even more, is having doctors make us feel worse about something we can not change.
We can not change the pain that we deal with every day. We can not change the endo baby belly, with no baby, that we get when we have a flare up.
We can not control the fact that scar tissue has caused us to not be able to have our own babies. Which you have no idea how hard that is for some women to swallow.
Especially, knowing that if you had been better doctors, we might actually still have that option.
But this letter is mostly to point out what you need to change. You are doctors. You’re here to help people feel better and if you don’t like doing that, please don’t be a doctor.
But this letter is also about the amazing doctors we have eventually found. We knew something was wrong and we never gave up.
We found doctors who studied endometriosis. We found doctors that had such a high rate of making endometriosis pain subside that we have been able to move forward.
But now we have someone we can count on. We have someone who understands and never downplays our pain.
We have a doctor that should be one. So I guess the point of this letter is to explain to you, that we know endometriosis is real.
We know our pain is not being made up and so do our new doctors. The doctors you helped push us to and the doctors we could never imagine our lives without.thank you for showing us how important that is to find.
The doctors you helped push us to and the doctors we could never imagine our lives without. Thank you for showing us how important that is to find.
Your hurtful words and crappy attitude towards our disease really hurt.
It made us question ourselves but at the same time, it helped us find what was wrong with us and at the end of the day that is the most important thing.
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