Weʼve raised £160 to Women With Endometriosis by doing a Skydive
- Funded on Friday, 14th September 2018
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Hi my name is Riannah. I am 23 years old from South Normanton in Derbyshire.
Here is my story,
In August 2013 I started getting sharp stabbing pains in my lower belly which gradually got worse to the point where I ended up in A & E. Unfortunately, the outcome of this visit was just doctors telling me I was constipated. The next day I ended up back at the doctors and referred straight back to the hospital which again ended up being told by doctors it was nothing to worry about and to drink plenty. The next week I ended back in A & E but this time I was kept on a day case unit for just over a week while tests were done. I was told by a gynaecologist the likelihood of me having Pelvis Inflammatory Disease was very high and this was why I was having pain. After many antibiotics and other pain relief tablets there was still something wrong. It took me 5 doctors visits, crying in agony each time and begging for something to be done for them to finally refer me to Gynaecology at Derby Royal. As soon as I got an appointment and saw my consultant he said he was pretty sure it could be Endometriosis but couldn't be sure without key-hole surgery.
I had my first surgery in October 2014. The outcome of this was certainty I had Endometriosis which was minimal in my pelvis. During surgery this was removed. I luckily managed to stay pain free for nearly 1 year. From there my symptoms started to come back which resulted in more hospital visits, doctors visits, emotional breakdowns, heat pads, hot water bottles and pain relief. After many conversations with my consultant going through all my options the only next thing to do was surgery again. Between this I tried all pain relief, contraceptive pills, the mirena coil, injections and many more things. I had my 2nd surgery in April 2018 which did show my endo had spread across the whole of my pelvis and up the back of my womb.
I cant stress enough that us women know our bodies and we know when something is wrong so don't ignore this. I hope one day with the money and awareness people have raised they can find a cure for this distressing illness.
I am paying for the skydive myself so I am able to give all donations from this page to Women With Endometriosis.
The charity - The promotion and protection of good Heath in women suffering from Endometriosis by raising awareness and educating students and the public about the symptoms whilst providing support for women who suffer.
Any donation is much appreciated :) xxxx
Endometriosis is a common chronic illness which affects around 1.5 million women in the U.K. On average it takes 7.5 years from onset of symptoms to get a diagnosis. Endometriosis costs the UK economy £8.2bn a year in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs. However the cause of Endo is unknown and there is no definite cure. Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium, the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grows outside of it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body. The main symptoms are pelvis pain and infertility. Nearly half of those affected have chronic pelvic pain, while in 70% pain occurs during menstruation. Pain during sexual intercourse is also common. Infertility occurs in up to half of women affected. Less common symptoms include urinary or bowel symptoms. About 25% of women have no symptoms. Endometriosis can have both social and psychological effects. If you have endometriosis, you’re not alone. About 1 in every 10 women is affected. Endometriosis is often a long-term condition, with no simple cure. But there are treatments which can help.
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Aug 4, 2018
Very proud of you xx love you xx
Jul 22, 2018
Good luck 😊
Jun 30, 2018
Good luck!! Xx
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Jun 26, 2018
Good luck 😘😘
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Jun 6, 2018
May 23, 2018
Good luck you beautiful lady, a fantastic thing to do!xxx
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