Aberdeen Support Group

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Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Emily

My Story:

Hi, I am a 31 year old wife and mother of one lovely wee girl. I love animals, gardening and a cheeky G&T in the evening!

I have only been diagnosed for four years however I have suffered with painful periods all my life. After having five miscarriages and two ectopic pregnancies, I was diagnosed with endometriosis.

Since being diagnosed I have had four laparoscopies to remove scarring, but was riddled with pain. We tried various treatments before having a full hysterectomy at 29, and I am pleased I have an amazing gynaecologist that has listened to me throughout these four years and helped me through these tough decisions, as well as a supportive family and husband.

As a volunteer support leader I am here to support and raise awareness of this disease that not only can affect your whole life but the lives of the people who love you.

Avril

My Story:

Hi, my name is Avril and I am the volunteer support group co-leader for Aberdeen. I am 37 years old, a wife and a mum to my 12 year old son while also working full time as an experienced administrator. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends; supporting my son's activities and going for walks and keeping fit with zumba and pilates which I find helps me when I am having a flare and in discomfort and pain.  I am also a keen photographer and events planner. I enjoy most sports but mainly Formula 1, football, golf and darts. My journey with Endometriosis started in February 2019 and since my diagnosis I have had a laparoscopy and a full hysterectomy. I wanted to become involved with Endometriosis UK after being a member of the Support Group in Aberdeen and also to help make a difference. The support I received from the leader of our group at the time and the other ladies really helped me deal with my diagnosis and realise I am not the only person going through this alone and it wasn't all in my head and we know our bodies and need to speak up to support others on their journey.

About the support group:

Hi there, welcome to Endometriosis UK Aberdeen Support Group! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any suggestions of things you would like us to discuss or speakers you would like to see at our support groups.

General Session Information:

Welcome to all those with a suspected/confirmed diagnosis of endometriosis (partners/supporters only welcome on specified dates).

A safe and welcoming environment for those who wish to seek support on life with endometriosis. Meetings are lead by Avril & Emily - both women affected by endometriosis who have completed the voluntary training with Endometriosis UK.

Date/time/location of each meeting shall be posted on the Endometriosis UK website and also on the Endometriosis Aberdeen facebook page.