‘Endometriosis’ by Erin Dick
18 months ago, Erin was told she had an incurable illness. Unexpectedly, the diagnosis came as a relief.
Endometriosis is an illness that affects 1 in 10 Australian people. Tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found where it shouldn’t be. It’s often painful, can cause infertility, and it can take years to receive a diagnosis. Endo is a chronic illness with no cure.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month – Erin shares her story about living with endo, from diagnosis and surgery, to the day-to day of chronic illness.
Correction: this story contains a description of endometriosis as “the presence of endometrial deposits outside the endometrial cavity.” The correct definition is: “the presence of tissue similar to the lining of the uterus found throughout the body.”
Producer: Erin Dick
Supervising Producer: Britta Jorgensen
Music: ‘Stillness’, ‘Alchemical’, ‘The PI Sleeps’, ‘White Filament’, ‘Felt Lining’ by Blue Dot Sessions.
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Host: Maddy Macquine
Episode mix and compile: Elina Godwin
Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart
SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Photo: Ed Uthman via Flickr.