Preston Support Group
About this group
Our meetings are an informal place to meet others in your position, to know you are not alone.
Here, in a friendly, relaxed space you can share your experiences, gain information, increase your knowledge and find comfort in others. You can also feel great knowing that you are helping others.
Some sessions will have guest speakers on a range of subjects and the general meetings are a time to socialise and share your experiences.
We look forward to meeting you!
Please join the Preston Endometriosis UK support group by firstly registering using your email address. Then please drop an email to Emily or Kia at PrestonGroup@endometriosis-uk.org or join our facebook support group page and further information about the group can be sent to you. Please note there can be delays in replying to emails.
General Session InformationOur meeting format alternates each month - we hold in-person meetings every other month followed by an online meeting the following month.
Please contact the group via email or our facebook support group page for more information or just come along - you will be made welcome!
Our general sessions offer group members a safe, friendly and confidential place to find and offer emotional support while making new friends and learning about life with endometriosis.
Upcoming Support Group Sessions
- -General Support MeetingPlace: Brew + Bake, Bishopgate, Ormskirk Rd, Preston PR1 1ATTopic: General support
- -We will have a special guest who is a Specialist Pelvic Physiotherapist joining us!Place: Online. Topic: Preston Support Group Meeting Time: Jul 4, 2023 07:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84442928970?pwd=SnVab1IrNEp2UmI4M2s1dlRQbStFdz09 Meeting ID: 844 4292 8970 Passcode: 439331Topic: Guest speaker, Online Meeting
Meet the Support Group Leader(s)
I was officially diagnosed with Endometriosis in January 2020 following a 2nd laparoscopy with an Endometriosis Specialist. My inital laparscopy in 2012 had found 'nothing'. I had worsening symptoms since I was 13 and was frequently in and out of hospital with unexplained symptoms growing up. I thought I was weak for not being able to cope with it all. I was told heavy bleeding and severe period pain (even withdrawal bleeds on the pill) were normal and because others in my family were the same (ironically some were undiagnosed with endo at this point) I assumed it was normal. I was also told that bleeding for 11 months was normal and in 2019 everything snowballed and led me to becoming diagnosed, my symptoms and experiences validated and me being felt like I was listened too. I also have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pelvic floor dysfunction and endometriosis associated chornic pelvic pain. I have since had a further laparscopy in November 2022 as my endometriosis had grown back.
Finding support and others who understood what I was feeling, thinking, worrying about helped lift a huge weight off my shoulders. It has made the experience a little less scary and less lonely. Hearing others experiences has helped me try things that I may not have considered before to try and alleviate my symptoms.