Leamington Spa Support Group

Upcoming Support Group Sessions

Date and Time Details Place Topic
Wednesday 20th November 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm Support Group meeting focused on Nutritional Therapy. The guest speaker is Vicky Gotham from Healthy Approach Morrisions, Old Warwick Road, Leamington Guest speaker

Meet the Support Group Leader(s)

Emily

My Story:

Hi everyone!

I'm Emily. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2017 after years of suffering. I first started my journey with Endometriosis aged 12, but it took many years to get diagnosed due to this being put down to normal periods for my age and then PCOS. I have undergone 5 laparoscopies and have had many different forms of treatment; helping me to have knowledge of the different aspects of the condition and understanding of how lonely the illness can feel.

Getting my diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I was relieved to finally know what was wrong and have my illness validated, rather than thinking I was just a 'wimp'. I was also angry at the length of time it took to get diagnosed and also sad because their is no cure.

I am passionate about volunteering with Endometriosis UK and raising awareness for our condition and trying to help lower the period of time it takes to get diagnosed. 

I am hoping that this group will help other women like me to be able to live well with endometriosis, share experiences, gain information and have symptoms and feelings validated too.

Laura

My Story:

Hi, I'm Laura.

I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2017 after severe symptoms since around 2015. In hindsight, I realise now that I had symptoms since as long as I can remember but never knew about Endometriosis. I found the journey to diagnosis very lonely and isolating. Once I researched Endometriosis, I realised this is what I was suffering from and then I found it incredibly shocking and overwhelming how little understanding there is out there for the condition and the struggle that the majority go through. I wanted to be part of the change I want to see in increasing awareness and understanding around the condition and help others to not feel so lonely and so I volunteered with Endo UK to set up a support group in Leamington.

Hope to welcome you to a group session soon.

Laura x

About the support group:

The support groups will be a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to gain knowledge and support with managing Endometriosis. 
Refreshments will be available at all sessions.

Some sessions will have guest speakers and others will be general support groups where you can share experiences and gain support from others. It is also aimed for some groups to be held as walks or activities once the group is further developed.

Please join the leamington spa network by registering your email address so that you gain information about group via emails. There is also a facebook group which you can join to keep updated further.

I look forward to welcoming you to group.

General Session Information:

The Leamington Spa group will be held in the Morrison's community room. On arrival please sign in at the kiosk. I will be at the room from 18:45 if you have any questions before the meeting begins.
Refreshments will be available.