Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

Making Ends Meet with Endometriosis

I went from being a sever who enjoyed interacting with customers and hanging out with the regulars when I got done with my shift, to just going through the motions to get my job done and leaving as soon as possible, often times crying on the drive home. 

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Working as a Nurse with Endometriosis: Dionne’s story

Working as a Nurse with Endometriosis: Dionne’s story

Dionne spent a gruelling six years suffering from pain. After years of not knowing, being turned away on many occasions and told her symptoms were "all in her head", she was finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2016. The illness has caused her life to change dramatically and she is now campaigning to make other women and young girls aware of the illness. 

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“Sorry to hear that, but just remember it could be worse”. A management lesson in what NOT to say.

“Sorry to hear that, but just remember it could be worse”. A management lesson in what NOT to say.

If my illness was killing me, I’d be taken seriously. If more people learnt what it’s like to live with, I’d be taken seriously. If people would stop telling me it’s part of a period, I’d be taken seriously. But, guess what...I’m not.

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How do Olympic athletes cope with “that time of the month”? Poi Fakcha explains...

How do Olympic athletes cope with “that time of the month”? Poi Fakcha explains...

The hardest part about being a female athlete in a male dominated sport is the stereotype we face with “lifting makes you masculine”, not to mention the difficulties we can all face as female athletes during “that time of the month”

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Too Poor for Periods: what a bloody disgrace

Too Poor for Periods: what a bloody disgrace

 "I wrapped a sock around my underwear just to stop the bleeding, because I didn't want to get shouted at. And I wrapped a whole tissue roll around my underwear, just to keep my underwear dry until I got home. I once Sellotaped tissue to my underwear. I didn't know what else to do”.

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Women’s health and the dilemma of disclosure #isitadisability? #HRessentialread

Women’s health and the dilemma of disclosure #isitadisability? #HRessentialread

Deciding whether or not to tell an employer about a health condition such as PMDD and Endometriosis can be very difficult. To make it harder, there is a lot of confusion around whether these conditions are seen as a disability, or not.


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