I got the statement presented to me, in my Gynecologist office at the tender age of 19. “You have Endometriosis, Melissa and there is no cure.” I held my breath.... hoping this wasn’t really happening. Hoping the whole thing was just some nasty nightmare. It didn’t pass and I was still sitting there, playing with the slightly damp tissue, I was holding in my hands, from having cried a few moments before. It all felt so unrealistic, so unfair and so foreign.
That day, I was sent home, to weigh up my options on what sort of treatment option I would like to choose for my body. I wanted something that would make the pain go away and that stage of my life, I didn’t really care how that was achieved, as long as it happened fast!
My journey then led me down a number of different roads. I went down the typical road, perhaps most of us Endo Girls out there are familiar with. I tried the synthetic hormones. I can’t say I tried all of them, but I am sure I tried most of them! My body just didn’t like the side-effects and it just meant, we had to skip one and move onto the next.
I tried the emotional healing route and finally I discovered the amazing learning and teachings of having Endometriosis.
I believe my journey was a road I was meant to travel. It was a road, that has defined who I am. It has made me stronger and more aware. It has educated me so much about my body and what it truly needs.
See, eventually, having listened to doctors and Gynecologists and every specialist I could find, I finally decided to listen to my own voice. Yes, that inner voice. The one, called instinct or your guiding angel or whatever you want to call it. I started, by simply believing that I could cure myself of Endometriosis. That there was a way, to rectify this imbalance and that the answers would come to me. They did. All the answers have come, some in unclear messages and some in loud, shouting messages. Thing is, because I started to trust in myself and my bodies ability to heal, I could also be open to taking on those messages.
I have been listening to my body properly for 2years now! It is so happy, it is finally being heard. I have learnt that when we allow our own instincts to take over and listen to our bodies, then we also know what is truly going to heal us.
To me, it was clear that synthetic drugs, hormonal therapies and operations were not a way forward. For me, that voice said: “Eat to heal and live to heal”. That meant eliminating foods that caused inflammation and pain and eating nutrient dense foods. It meant clearing negative thoughts and stress inducing patterns.
I am almost there now. I can feel it. My body is happy and is realigning itself to perfect balance.
I share all my experiences and my journey to healing Endometriosis naturally on my blog: www.cureendometriosis.com.
I hope to see you there, so you too can start truly listening to your body.