It has been 15 years now that I have been fighting endo, and 10 years that I have had a diagnosis. A term which may sound long to some, or indeed short to others. Throughout this time my emotions have gone through every possible avenue. They have been up, down, nocholant or at the point of despair. I have always felt it easier to face endo head on, when my mental health and emotional wellbeing is stronger. When I feel stronger in myself and more able to cope... I cope and I fight and I persevere...
The support that I am now receiving I feel I very much needed and will get me back to the point of wanting to fight endo, and feeling like I can. Also without it mentally exhausting me. So far I have been looking at positive self and developing a better opinion of myself. Also looking at mind and body and how I can use relaxation techniques, breathing techniques to calm down especially when in pain. I have also started looking at Chi Gung, which is a form of Tai Chi that has been adapted for my physical disposition. I am able to do this seated and a range of movements that will help with increasing the movement I have lost and focusing by body as a whole.
I think that by the end of this therapy or actually as it continues I will find a renewed focus and a better ability to manage endo and the struggles that it brings. I shall remain hopeful as ever.