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A need for education


I'm Layla Grace, I'm 18. I have Endometriosis, IBS, Visceral Hypersensitivity and am being tested for PCOS. I have had multiple ovarian cysts and 3 operations. If my new medication doesn't work I have to have another one. The worst-case scenario is that I get put into early menopause. I'm struggling a lot at the moment, 2 years of fighting with no improvement really takes its toll on your mental health.

When I look depressed, it's because I am.

When I look sick, it's because I am.

I always get asked if I am okay, I am not but you can't always say that because they can't help you and they want to.

Yes, I do talk about it all the time because it is all I have in my life, it is all-consuming. I am very 'forward' when talking about my illnesses because it took my teenage years away from me. I've had to grow up very fast and deal with a lot of adult things, like thinking about freezing eggs, if I can have kids, getting a hysterectomy at a young age, having invasive tests etc, I can't be uncomfortable with talking about p