When will I learn? 

I spent much of the last blog complaining that one problem with endometriosis is that eyeing it up as a suspect for any new or re-emerging symptom is unhelpful because treatment = surgery and waiting times = incredibly long, especially at the moment. Shortly after I wrote that, the universe said ‘hold my beer.’ The…

Vindication, endometriosis & some Douglas bloke | Pleasure Moans #3

In my last blog I detailed my hesitation and resistance to my gynaecologist's suggestion that I have a second diagnostic laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) to look for endometriosis. It feels weird then, almost two months later, to be writing that this week I had that surgery. My hesitations varied from not wanting to repeat another painful…

“While you’re unconscious…” | Pleasure Moans #2

There I was, sitting in the waiting room of my community hospital trying to read Papillion. I say trying because I was very distracted. It was my last week of term, I was, as I made clear in my last post, absolutely pooped. But more distracting than any of the assignments, deadlines and very real desire to…