Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. I am 1 in 10. I have been living with this diagnosis for 5 years, but I've been living with the symptoms since I was a teenager. There has been days where I've been in so much pain my husband had to carry me to bed. I've had 2 surgeries and 3 miscarriages because of it.
When I first went to the doctor about it, they didn't believe I had Endometriosis, until they did the surgery and found that it was everywhere. After my surgery I did pelvic physical therapy, changed my diet, and stopped drinking alcohol, but I was still in pain.
That's when I decided to start yoga. I figured yoga had all the basic moves my physical therapist was telling me to do and I thought it could be beneficial. I started going to a yoga class once a week, and I fell in love.
Not only was yoga helping me manage my endometriosis pain, but it was also helping my back, neck, and wrist pain. I felt like a whole new person. I started going to yoga twice a week, but that wasn't enough. I knew there were others out there suffering like me, and I wanted to help them too.
So in 2018 I decided to do a yoga teacher training program. I threw myself fully into my training, read all I could, and practiced every day to learn as much as possible. When I graduated, I started teaching yoga, and it has been the most fulfilling thing I've done in my whole life.
I see your pain friend, I've been where you are, and I'm here to help you. You don't have to go through this alone.