For Sarah*, each day is a struggle.
She does what she has to: gets ready and drop the kids off at school. Then she goes to work, but only for 2 to 4 hours because that’s all she can handle before she returns home. This is Sarah’s daily routine. She suffered from a disease called endometriosis.
And she isn’t alone.
“Just getting up in the morning is so difficult because all you feel is pain”.
“I find it hard to just live a normal life.”
“They told me there wasn’t really much more they could do and I needed to plan to not have children."
“I just think people don’t understand how much it hurts and we just truck along."
These are just some of the things I heard from women who suffer from endometriosis - or endo for short.
And although the severity of the disease can vary, many of these women said it's ruined their careers, relationships and lives.
Endometriosis causes pelvic and period pain for women and in some cases can cause infertility. It occurs when tissue called endometrium forms outside the uterus.