of a letter from a patient to her doctor...
"My inventiveness is immense when it comes to finding ways to alleviate the awful pain caused by endometriosis. During the night, I have a beautiful, woven blanket of wool around my body in order to generate the warmth that might diminish the suffering to some extent.
The heating pad rests on my abdomen for a while before I take a hot bath, which also alleviates the pain somewhat, at least for a short while.
I spend the first part of the day in bed with the blanket around my abdomen and my back.
But what can I do to stimulate the circulation of blood through my body? What a relief it would be! When will I become a normal human being again?
I used to ask myself: how can the pain be so severe? Sometimes I cry when I feel a pair of iron tongs squeeze my uterus. Everything revolves around the pain. It is difficult to concentrate on anything else. I would not wish anybody to encounter this terrible pain. Delivery pain has an end and the woman gets a gift. Endometriosis never leads to happiness - only pain."