#415 Endometriosis


‘Endometriosis’ by Erin Dick

When Erin was told she had an incurable illness, 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.

Erin shares her story about living with endo, from diagnosis and surgery, to the day-to day of chronic illness.

This story originally aired in March of 2020.

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.”

You can find out more about endometriosis by visiting Endometriosis Australia’s website, or their Facebook page.

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.