Kaboomo invited me and a couple of other ladies to a Breakfast at Ngata Lodge, to have open discussions about Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grows outside it.Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body. The main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility. Nearly half of those affected have chronic pelvic pain, while in 70% pain occurs during menstruation.Pain during sex is also common. Infertility occurs in up to half of women affected.Less common symptoms include urinary or bowel symptoms. About 25% of women have no symptoms. Endometriosis can have both social and psychological effects.
While I can safely say I’ve almost never suffered from period pains, there are girls out there that dread the day their period comes. To some women, periods are a celebration, a celebration of life, living and a pure miracle of life. To others… it’s pure nightmare and no one should accept living with chronic pain.
Monthly period pains can be caused by a lot of factors and it’s important to seek help so you don’t live in pain. If you wouldn’t leave a knee injury, cut or scab unattended… why not give period pains their full attention? all pain should be treated. Seek help.
I on the other hand, i get severe migraines and I dive into depression for about 4 days, when its that time of the month. We all react to periods differently. Its a nightmare for me but also for the people around me so I try to take pain Medication, anti depressants and get enough sleep. Plus, I’m lucky I’ve a man that’s mature enough to understand that as a woman and by virtue of me being female… my hormones can at times complicate my life. We as girls go through so much every month and period complications shouldn’t be something we dread talking about or dealing with. We in the 21st century, the only taboo thing here would be deciding NOT to talk about it and acting like it doesn’t exist.
Thanks Kaboomo for the breakfast and champagne. Our conversation was enlightening.
Bea and Kaboomo
Outfit of the day
Flower crown: Lovisa Jewellery
Skirt: YDE Menlyn
Shoes: call it Spring
Bag: Miniso Menlyn