Merseyside Support Group
About this group
The support group is a place where we can find information, support and understanding with women in similar situations. The group is here to provide a safe place for everyone to speak openly. We also hope to promote fundraising and awareness in the community.
I felt anxious about attending my first support group but found it very welcoming, positive and informative. We hope to see you soon.
General Session InformationThere will be a mixture of speakers and informal groups.
Upcoming Support group sessionsThere are no upcoming sessions at this time. Please check back again.
I've always suffered from painful periods. But about 10 years ago it reached a whole new level. I went for an ultrasound, nothing was seen but endometriosis was mentioned as a possibility but I was only offered the contraceptive pill. During the pandemic things got a lot worse and eventually I was given a diagnostic laparoscopy and excision. The diagnosis changed my life, I finally had my pain validated.
I became a support group leader to support those with Endometriosis, diagnosed or queried, and loved ones of those with the disease.
At 14 years of age, I experienced my first flare up, at 15 I saw my GP with a list of symptoms, 10 years later I was diagnosed with never having heard the word 'Endometriosis'.
Having gone through 2 surgeries to date and the IVF process, I am here to share my journey with others in hope to make theirs a little less daunting and lonely.