Oxford Support Group | Endometriosis UK

Oxford Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

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Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Elisa

I have recently completed my support group leader training and will be getting the Oxford group back up and running in the near future.  I was diagnosed with endometriosis in Feb 2016 after many years of problems. I used to attend the support group and loved the chance to talk to people going through the same as I felt so lost and confused with my diagnosis. After the birth of my baby boy I decided now was the time I was ready to get the group up and running. I’m looking forward to creating an environment for everyone to openly discuss and learn more about endometrisosis. 

Annette

Cat

I was never told that heavy painful periods that make you faint was not 'normal' for a 12 year old. I spent then next 5 years in and out of hospital being investigated for heart conditions, apendicitis, IBS and asthma to try and explain all my symptoms. I was finally diagnosed by laparoscopy at 17, despite there being a strong history of endometriosis in my family. At this point I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo with it being found on my bladder and bowel already. 
I have gone on to have another surgery at 2018 due to a large cyst on my left ovary, again found to have stage 4 and they spent 4 hours trying to unstick everything. Now another 4 years down the line, I have put another surgery on hold in order to focus on my infertility. I have been told that all my abdominal organs are stuck together and likely stuck to my abdominal wall, I have likely endo in my lungs or chest (causing chest pain each month) and possible endometriosis in my ears. 
I spent years trying to fight and balance endometriosis and living a 'normal' life of a young woman, I have lost so many friendships and job opportunities due to a lack of awareness of endometriosis. I want to raise awareness as much as possible and to support others so that they do not feel alone. I joined as a Support Group Leader in 2022 so that I can do this for the women in my area and I LOVE IT. 
About the support 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.

We have all felt anxious about attending our first support group but found it very welcoming, positive and informative.  We hope to see you soon.

General Session Information:

There will be a mixture of speakers and informal groups. 

You can sign uo to the Oxford group by clicking on the link above or feel free to contact the group by email - 

OxfordGroup@endometriosis-uk.org

 

General Session Information:

General Support sessions will be the last Monday of every month between 8-9pm - these are currently being held online due to COVID restrictions. A plan to begin face-to-face meetings is currently in process.

Get in touch with Oxford Support Group

oxfordgroup@endometriosis-uk.org

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