Guildford Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Monday 28th September 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm General Support Meeting - please email guildfordgroup@endometriosis-uk.org for more information Your Homes! - Online support group General support, Online Meeting

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Wendy-Rae

My Story:

I've worked with women with endo for many years in my role as clinical nurse specialist. I co-ran the group for several years prior to my retirement and now, after a two year break, I am back to encourage more women to become actively involved in the support group.

Joclyn

My Story:

I knew something wasn't normal from a very early age, I remember thinking 'how can it be possible that half the people on the planet are in this level of pain and all look absolutely fine?'  I quickly realised I was different to everyone else and I stopped asking for help, learnt new ways to cope and stayed quiet.  20 years later my pain barrier was smashed, I was eventually diagnosed and things were great for a while - normal even!  Fast forward another 10 years and after fertility issues, lots of hormones and surgeries my bladder and bowel were severley  impacted.  I knew I had to accept that this is a disease so I decided to get involved.  I am so motivated by the power of women with endo and super proud to be a co leader of this group.

Amy

My Story:

I've suffered with Endometriosis symptoms since my teens, numerous visits to the doctors in my 20s and fighting for a diagnostic lap in my 30's, when bowel pains and fatigue reached an out of this world level of pain, finally lead to me having extensive surgery in 2019 for severe endometriosis. I attended my first EndoUK support group meeting in Guildford shortly after this surgery. Wendy made me feel so welcome and the relief of being able to share my story with others that truly understood and to listen to their experiences meant so much to me. I met two lovely ladies at that first meeting I went to, Joss and Imogen, who I now co-run the Guildford support group with.

Imogen

About the support group:

The group hope to give all women with endometriosis, their partners and families the support, information, knowledge and shared experience that will help them manage their own condition and make informed decisions about their own healthcare.  We also welcome women of all ages who suspect they may have Endometriosis so please do get in touch or join us for a group. 

General Session Information:

We usually meet on the last Monday of every month in the Parent Craft Room in the Gynaecology Suite/Outpatients 1 at Royal Surrey County Hospital, from 7pm to 9pm. We have recently become a group of co-leaders and have big plans to raise awareness and support for everybody who is impacted by endometriosis in Guildford and the surrounding areas. In 2020 we will start to hold some meetings in different locations to see if we can reach and support even more people.