Internship with QENDO
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Ash Webb
8M ago
What placement was like with QENDO! Hello! We are Matilda and Jelliane, and we have just completed our first placement with QENDO! At the beginning, we were both anxious and excited to be offered a placement with QENDO. Though we both have a strong interest in women’s health, we also have limited experience in this field. Throughout our university degree (Bachelor of Health Science, UQ), lectures and assessment pieces would be focused on currently recognised public health priorities such as cardiovascular diseases and mental health. Endometriosis was a health issue that was rarely discussed, i ..read more
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A Holistic approach to managing persistent period and pelvic pain by Dr Peta Wright
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Ash Webb
9M ago
A Holistic approach to managing persistent period and pelvic pain. I am a gynaecologist working at Vera Women’s Wellness – a women’s health practice just outside Brisbane.  I see women day after day with period pain,  chronic or persistent pelvic pain with and without endometriosis.  Through my work I know that many women feel lost and unsupported on their pelvic pain journey – particularly those who have either had multiple surgeries to remove endometriosis, and those who have had a laparoscopy but found not to have endometriosis and still have pain.  There is also often ..read more
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The silver lining of my Endometriosis story… By Maddy Forster
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Ash Webb
1y ago
The silver lining of my Endometriosis story… If you suffer from Endometriosis or know someone who is, this is a story of my journey and how I’ve used my experience to my power and built a business.   I remember it was clear as day, hearing the words from my third surgeon after my fourth laparoscopy ‘it was far worse than I anticipated, I am diagnosing you with Stage 4 Endometriosis’. A bittersweet feeling really, finally some relief and validation for the dismissal from doctors I’d had in the previous years but at the same time, a million thoughts rushing through my mind because this was ..read more
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Pelvic Pain and your Brain
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Amanda Grogan
1y ago
by Angie Bon Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and typically impacts people in various areas of their lives, from finances, relationships, and work, to name a few. Managing pelvic pain can be costly as you may be seeing a team of health professionals and using several medications. At work, pain may interfere with your concentration and your energy levels, or lead you to take numerous sick days. You may experience painful sex and intimacy issues due to the fear of pain. You may become snappier or appear flaky to friends as you have to cancel plans because of this crippling pain. Health p ..read more
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Endometriosis and the Importance of Research at IMB
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Amanda Grogan
1y ago
Endometriosis affects the health of almost 1 million Australians, causing serious pain and sometimes infertility. Due to challenges with diagnosis, and because of disease complexity, endometriosis is not yet well understood. It’s time to strengthen the response: technology, data and research have reached a critical point where we can make a difference in the lives of sufferers, and their families.    IMB’s Professor Grant Montgomery and Dr Sally Mortlock, who together have nearly four decades of endometriosis research experience, are leading a project team to:    im ..read more
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Public vs Private
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Kathryn Thomason
2y ago
This blog series has been developed to help you navigate through your healthcare journey. We have added hyperlinks throughout the page if you would like more information. This blog is a part of a five-part series including information about the following: Public vs Private Care  Choosing a doctor  Private healthcare Considerations  Inpatient Care and appointments  Practical tips for understanding your journey  This blog relates to the Australian healthcare system and how to access care, this advice is general advice designed to help you navigate your jour ..read more
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Endometriosis, I wish I had known
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Kathryn Thomason
2y ago
By Lou Pagart At 16, I wish I had known that the pill I was going to take every day for the next 8 years was going to hide a debilitating chronic illness, allowing it to grow silently on all of my pelvic organs. At 20, I wish I had known that the concept of passing out from pain when defecating during my period was not normal. I wish that the version of me at 24 years, getting off hormonal contraception, was ready for what was coming. Endometriosis, I wish I had known… My endometriosis symptoms started a year after I stopped the contraceptive pill. Month after month, my period became heavier ..read more
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Lauren Lee & Semaine Health
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Kathryn Thomason
2y ago
Lauren is the cofounder and CEO of Semaine Health and a Stage IV Endo Thriver. After decades of terrible periods (and many doses of ibuprofen), she and her twin sister and husband started Semaine with their first supplement to help people with painful periods. By living with endo, she knows first hand what it's like to feel dismissed and unseen by the medical industry. She hopes to use her empathy to help empower people with plant-based, scientific supplements that make every life stage easier and even something to be celebrated. I have clear memories of painful periods that punctuate importa ..read more
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My Endometriosis Journey and it’s Healing Pathways
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Kathryn Thomason
2y ago
Dedicated to all those brave and fearless young girls and women holding deep suffering in their hearts and wombs. An ocean of feelings, emotions and wounding would swirl up when a visitor would show up every month at my doorstep. Anger, confusion, rage, irritation, loneliness, and life coming to a halt with unbearable pain, inner turmoil and strong feelings of hate and injustice towards my own feminine side. Yes, endometriosis is a thing and it can pretty much take over your complete life. Today, after 26 years of battle with my monthly visitor, periods and different forms of endometriosis I ..read more
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Navigating Pregnancy after Loss… When it’s Not Your Own
Endometriosis Association QLD
by Kathryn Thomason
2y ago
A personal account from someone very frustrated with the current narrative… Trigger Warning: this blog is focused upon the topic of miscarriage and loss. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call 1800 ASK QENDO. Endometriosis, PCOS, adenomyosis – all of these conditions seems to make the ‘traditional pregnancy’ journey seemingly impossible. I remember as a child only ever wanting to be a mother. Sure I had the typical childhood, girlish dreams too… I was to be a ballet dancer, spinning my way across the stage into success. That dream morphed into other ideas of grandeur as I grew ..read more
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