The Endometriosis UK Helpline desperately needs your support. Please donate today.
I’m Rhiannon. I’m 22 and I live in Wales. I’m waiting to be officially diagnosed with endometriosis after many years of pain and frustration.
I have used Endometriosis UK's helpline during moments when I've been really down. I don't have anyone else I can speak to about endometriosis. It's a life line - but its services have been reduced due to funding cuts and the charity is in need of donations.
The helpline was there for me when I needed it most. I don't want this service to disappear. Please help keep the helpline running by donating today.
I’ve been in constant pain and have suffered from fatigue for many years, and often spend many days at a time in bed with pain killers. This has a massive impact on my social life. I can’t go out with friends and sometimes I just feel like I have no one to talk to.
The last time I called the helpline I was feeling very depressed, alone and confused. The lady who I spoke to on the helpline was so kind and genuine. I don't have anyone else I can speak to about endometriosis. That's why I find the Endometriosis UK helpline to be such a lifeline. Being able to speak to someone who is going through and has been through the same type of things as you is a god send!
There's been a cut in the Endometriosis UK helpline hours due to lack of funding. It's the only endometriosis helpline in the country – I would feel incredibly sad and alone if this service did not exist.
The Endometriosis UK helpline was there for me at a very low point in my life and I know that it is vital for loads of other women struggling to live with endometriosis.
I can't even begin to explain how much that call helped me that day. I was in a very bad place, but after I made the call I had a much clearer mind and a new way of looking at the disease.
The Endometriosis UK helpline volunteers are angels and this service cannot disappear.
So please, donate to help support the Endometriosis UK helpline and ensure that the charity can continue to run this fantastic service.
PS - Please share my story with your family and friends, to let them know how important the helpline is.