North Essex Support Group
About this group
Our support group provides a safe, supportive, positive and friendly environment for sharing experiences.
It offers the opportunity to share, be listened to and to know that you are not alone.
There is a mixture of informal meetings and talks from guest speakers who offer additional information on topics that are of interest to the group.
General Session InformationWe meet at Myland Parish Hall, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DY
There are no parking spaces we can use behind the hall, but there are plenty of spaces on Mile End Road in front.
Refreshments are provided. We politely ask for a small donation for refreshments and to help cover the cost of the hall.
- -Fundraising Quiz EveningPlace: Myland Parish Halls, Colchester, CO4 5DYTopic: Social, Fundraiser
- -general Support MeetingPlace: Myland Parish Halls, Colchester, CO4 5DYTopic: General support
I experienced debilitating pain from my teenage years and after countless appointments was finally diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 27. After years of laparoscopies and laparotomies I tried changing my diet and through healthy nutrition and lifestyle became virtually pain free. I eventually had to have a hysterectomy in 2007.
Some years later when a member of my family was diagnosed with endometriosis, I was disappointed to find that the diagnosis and treatment had not improved. I therefore wanted to be able to share my experiences and help support other women who are living with endometriosis.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis, fibroids and PCOs, in December 2013. I did not know what it was or how this would impact on my life both physically and, emotionally. I felt silly that as a woman I had no idea what this chronic incurable illness was and how I was going to manage and move forwards.
I spent lots of time in recovery from my operations, researching and I attended a day with Endometriosis UK in London in 2014. This was inspiring and reassuring, and I realised how much I wanted to spread the word.
I now feel ready to support other woman who may have felt like I did, so they do not have to suffer in silence or go through whit I and many other woman have had to.