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Neha Sangani

Neha's Endo Awareness & Fundraising Page

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My story

[p]Thanks for visiting my page![/p][p]Please at least spend a few minutes reading about my story and about Endometriosis, my guess is that many of you haven't even heard of it..[/p][p]And neither had I, until 2 days before my laporoscopy surgery (Dec last year) which found that I had Stage 3-4 Endometriosis (there are 4 stages). I undertook some internal laser treatment to burn some of the tissue away and unfortunately some of the disease had spread to my diaphragm which couldn't be reached during the surgery.[/p][p]I was then told that I had to undergo 6 months of hormonal treatment which mimicks menopause to prevent the Endo tissue from growing (endometrium) - this meant hot flushes several times a day! [/p][p]So what the heck is Endometriosis? Well it is something that affects roughly 1 in 10 women, (as many women who are diagnosed with diabetes yet there is no cure and it takes an average 7 years to diagnose). Oh and not to forget that many women suffer from endometriosis and don't even know it because they assume or are told that the effects from it are 'normal'.[/p][p]Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus which grows and sheds each month during mensturation somehow starts growing on the outside - usually the pelvic area. This then grows and shreds each month, but it has no way to leave the body so it begins to stick to the surrounding organs. This repeats each month and the disease begins to spread. This can cause a whole host of symptoms the biggest one being pain in the pelvic area.[/p][p]This is how was eventually diagnosed it, I had pain in my lower stomach which just would not go away. I had every scan in the book but still had no joy and thats when my doctor said it is time to have a look. Luckily I'm now on the mend but it should not have taken this long to diagnose, I expect I've had Endo for at least 7 years. It is physically and emotionally draining and often people don't understand what you are going through and why - because you can't see it. [/p][p]Awareness = earlier diagnoses = less chances permenant damage (such is infertility). Currently there is no cure - just temporary relief. So think about if your daughter, mother, sister or friends - if they are made aware of the symptoms and about this disease, about what's "normal" and what is not - a lot of pain could potentially be prevented. So please spread the word! Information can be found the Endometriosis UK website.[/p][p]Oh and I'm running the great British 10k to spread awareness - so feel free to donate :) The Endometriosis charity has helped me a lot when I was diagnosed in giving me information and support when I had no idea what exactly Endometriosis meant for me. They help so many women in the UK - a real worthy cause.[/p]

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07-Aug-2014

Johnny F

Apologies for the delay! Well Done!

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19-Jul-2014

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18-Jul-2014

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17-Jul-2014

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17-Jul-2014

Anita

Well done Neha!!! Xxx

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16-Jul-2014

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Well done Neha!

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16-Jul-2014

Lola

Well done Neha!!

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16-Jul-2014

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Well done Gilbert!

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14-Jul-2014

Divia Chouhan

Well done little Baa ;) very proud of you xxx

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14-Jul-2014

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