My own story of recovery from endometriosis

I hope this story of my recovery from endometriosis gives you some hope....

Healing endometriosis

Here is the background to my own story how I healed/gained remission (whatever you want to call it) from endometriosis. I also give a brief insight of how to decide about your own method for natural, gentle and effective healing from this disease. 

The content and final outcome of my own story is a stark contrast from that of so many women who suffer from this devastating disease. 

The content differs because I did not go through the rounds of drugs, tests, operations, false hopes, mis-guided information, more drugs, more pain, worsening symptoms ….. need I go on; because so many of you know and experience this scenario - year in year out. It is utterly heart breaking. 

The outcome of my story was based totally upon my absolute focus and conviction to get well, to get rid of Endometriosis, to banish this disease from my life. And I did. I took the slow, steady, gentle, and natural way using natural therapies and healthy diet along with LOTS of positive thinking. (You can read more about the mental/emotional  aspect to recovery HERE - opens  in a new window so you will not loose you place.)

And the final outcome …… I did beat Endometriosis, and it never returned.  I was given proof that I had beaten endometriosis, by a visual inspection of my internal organs, with a laparoscopy, and the gynae said there was NO active endometriosis and that it had all dried up - and I had a very serious case of endo when I was first diagnosed.

The reason for my second laparoscopy was based purely on a very strong intuitive feeling of the need to be checked internally. I felt something was amiss but I had no idea what, and I had no symptoms. In fact I was fitter than I had been in many years. During the operation one cyst was found on my ovary and treated, but like I said, all the other cysts and signs of endometriosis had simply dried up. 

My homeopath told me that she felt this last cyst was the last physical evidence, the final manifestation of the disease. It was as though all the toxic debris and residue of endometriosis had been moped up into one place, ready for the final treatment. My intuition to get checked internally despite feeling really fit and well was so strong and would not go away. I tried to ignore it, knowing how fit I felt, but in the end my intuition was screaming at me. 

I had worked with my homeopath for 2 years and together we went through ‘layers’ of healing, finally getting to the root causes of my ill health and Endometriosis. The disease was finally laid to rest with the support of homeopathic remedies and many steps I took to help myself using diet and various supplements.

Therefore, it wasn't simply a case of ‘feeling better’ because my symptoms had subsided, and mine was not a case of simply going into remission, which is the term the medical profession would prefer to call it. I know at a gut level that I was healed. Totally healed. 

When I had my first diagnostic laparoscopy, my gynae told me that I had the worst case of Endometriosis she had ever seen - so it is not as though my healing was easier or simpler or quicker because I had a mild case of endometriosis. No, quite the opposite. I had cysts all over my abdominal cavity and was advised to a have a total hysterectomy. 

It's worth noting that during my first laparoscopy I was given NO surgical treatment to remove any endometriosis.  My gynea opened me up, saw the mess I was in and closed me up again.  In retrospect, I think my case may have been beyond her experience.  This is when she wanted me to use drug treatment to try and reduce the disease - so I did my research and ran a mile after reading about the drug side-effects.  Therefore I did NOT have a head-start with my recovery because my active endo had been removed. Nope - I had a battle-royal on my hands, and rallied round looking for all the support, advice and resources I could find to help me tackle this disease.

The final piece of the puzzle was my use of diet and nutrition. I was already 80% vegetarian, and did not have much of a sweet tooth so I was not consuming much sugar.  After doing my research I learned about the inflammatory effects of dairy and I used to eat lots of cheese, milk and butter, so I cut dairy right back in my diet. Later, after doing my research I decided to removing gluten, and interestingly, after a few weeks this helped to reduce the bad fatigue and brain fog I suffered.

Endometriosis healing story

Why tell my story?

I read so many desperate stories of women whose lives have been totally devastated by this disease. One woman had actually been omitted into hospital over 100 times. Women are cancelling entire chunks of their lives because of this disease. Many sufferers are opting for a total hysterectomy in a last ditch attempt to gain relief. They are in despair of gaining any relief from the pain and agony associated with endometriosis, never mind hoping to be cured or healed. 

Which is why I am giving a brief insight into my own story - to give women hope and to spread the word that healing, remission, whatever you want to call it, can happen. There may be a few successes for those who choose conventional drugs and surgery to treat their endometriosis, but they are few and far between. The best long term successes tend to be for those who use natural and alternative treatments, or when combining natural therapies along with the best surgery to remove the disease.

This is because using natural therapies are natural, and they enable your own body to do the healing by using your immune system to full force. Alternative therapies help you do this by strengthening your immune system. There is not one alternative therapy that does the healing for you - what they all do, without exception, is to help you to heal yourself. Ask any alternative health practitioner, and they will confirm this statement. 

It does not matter if you use Homeopathy, Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture or whatever - they all work to the same basic ‘principle’; that healing comes from within, and any alternative therapy helps the patient to help themselves. 

Deciding which alternative therapy to use is down to personal choice with a mixture of finding a practitioner you ‘click with’, combined with a therapy that suits you. For example, if you do not like needles then Acupuncture will not be for you; if you do not like taking strong tasting concoctions, then Herbalism may not be for you. Go for the therapy which ‘feels’ right for you, and it will be right for you. 

The other reason why alternative therapies are superior to aid healing is because they are permanent, not temporary, as in the case of drug treatment. As soon as drug treatment is stopped then the symptoms of endometriosis come rushing back with a vengeance. 

Please note...

I have been contacted by women who have tried different alternative therapies and have felt let down. They have only felt limited benefit from the therapy they have chosen. In most cases these women did not give the treatment time to work.

They have not given the therapy a good chance to take affect which requires a decent time-frame. They may have tried a regime of homeopathy or herbalism or whatever, for a few months and then given up because they were not seeing significant improvements. 

My own time scale with a homeopath was 2 years - not 2 months. I was committed and determined, and my homeopath forewarned me it could take a long time to get well. But I felt that the ultimate long term benefit of total healing was far better than temporary respite. Therefore, my advice is to see any treatment using alternative therapy for endometriosis as long term (but not permanent). 

People are so used to the idea of a quick fix for things in life, especially with modern medicine. We are all so impatient. But if your body has taken years to become dis-eased then it will take a long time to repair the damage and get the body back into equilibrium and balance. 

The aim of my communication here is to provide some hope that there are other possibilities to gain healing with endometriosis. Evidence is mounting that it is possible, by the growing numbers of women who have achieved it. 

The medical profession is not the ‘be all, and end all’ of health care for the human body. The medical profession is a relatively new phenomenon in the time scale of human society. Throughout history we have used herbs, healing, and essential oils. The practise of acupuncture goes back centuries; massage combined with oils goes way back in history. 

When it comes to treating and healing diseases  modern medicine tends to go in with a sledge hammer, and sometimes does more harm than good. There are the dangers of side effects, some of which are permanent and very damaging to the body (look up the lawsuit cases for patients who have been prescribed Lupron). 

Your body chemistry is very delicate and the most delicate chemical system is the hormone system. We all know that endometriosis is fed and activated by hormones. In the human body, it takes only microscopic amounts of any given hormone to have a powerful and cascading effect in the body.

These hormones are very potent, and yet the very treatment being offered for endometriosis by modern medicine is synthetic hormonal drugs, which will obviously throw the body into disarray and upset a finely tuned orchestra of natural chemicals in the body. 

Please be kind to your body. Healing yourself is simply a matter of being committed.  A total commitment to change the way you are doing things. Do not leave it up to others; take control of your own health. I did, because after I heard my treatment options from modern medicine, and compared that to the treatment potential using natural therapies, I knew I had no choice. 

with healing thoughts 

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About the Author

My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy  as well as being a published author. I used to suffer from severe endometriosis and was able to regained my health and heal from the disease with the support of nutrition and natural therapies.

My motivation is to help other women with endometriosis to heal their bodies so they may overcome this awful disease without having to rely on toxic drugs and surgeries which can cause further damage  -  with healing thoughts, Carolyn.

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