Bindi Irwin has just weighed in on her decision to undergo surgery to deal with the ‘unbearable’ pain associated with endometriosis.
“Dear friends, I have long struggled with whether to share this journey with you in such a public space. It came from my responsibility to share my story for other women who need help.”
“For 10 years, I struggled with insurmountable fatigue, pain, and nausea. Trying to stay positive and hide the pain has been a long road. It’s been a lot of tests, doctors visits, scans and more over the past 10 years. happened.”
“Going into surgery was scary, but I knew I couldn’t go on with my life the way I was before. Every part of my life was torn apart by pain. To make a long story short, they found 37 lesions, some of which were very deep and difficult to remove, and a chocolate cyst.
“My family and friends who have been with me on this journey for over 10 years – THANK YOU for encouraging me to find answers when I thought I would never get out. Thank you to the doctors and nurses who believed in my pain. I’m on the road to recovery and the gratitude I feel is overwhelming.”
“To those who doubt the increased plans, unanswered messages and absences – I poured every ounce of energy I had left into our daughter and family.”
He also urged his friends to be “kinder” to women, adding: “Someone’s life may look good from the outside, but that’s not always the case. Be gentle and pause before you ask me (or any woman) when we’re going to have more kids. After going through my body, I am beyond grateful that we have a wonderful daughter. He feels like the miracle of our family.”
Before concluding, she added, “I know millions of women are struggling with a similar story. There is a stigma surrounding this dreaded disease. I’m sharing my story for anyone reading this and finding pain relief and unanswered. Let it be confirmation that your pain is real and that you deserve help. Keep looking for answers.”