Where do I begin? Since I’ve found out that I have endometriosis, I’m trying to do a lot of symptom tracking and it’s really difficult. I’m just going to list some of the symptoms and then I guess it gives a bit of a flavour of how difficult it is to track. So let’s start with pain; There’s abdominal pain, there’s pelvic pain, bladder pain, bowel pain, leg pain, back pain, vaginal pain, chest pain. Then there’s things like breathlessness, coughs, sinus issues, bowel and bladder urgency, thrush, constipation, and if it’s not constipation, it’s diarrhoea! There’s night sweats, nausea, endo-belly which is this awful bloat of a belly. And it’s all combined with erratic cycles and heavy blood flow. Management, I find a full time job in itself… it’s really overwhelming. There’s medication, there’s comfort items, support items, plus the whole toll I think it has on mental health as well and looking after that. Each day is different and I try the best that I can. I think being kind to myself is really important, because it’s just hard work.