We know that excision is the gold standard of treatment but why isn't the rest of the medical community aware? Why are insurance companies not on board with that? Research can help this.
We know the impact that endometriosis has on us emotionally and physically. We know that is impacts our relationships, our ability to become and stay employed. We know that it impacts our social life and our families. Why doesn't the rest of the medical community and society in general know all of this as well? Research can help this.
Are there better medical treatments for endometriosis that can make symptoms more tolerable? Why can't there be more diagnostic tools that can check for endometriosis aside from invasive surgery? Can we find a cure? Research can help this.
Endometriosis can make us feel powerless. Endometriosis is all consuming. Endometriosis is costly. Our disease can put us at many disadvantages. We keep asking and asking the above questions and can often feel underwhelmed by the amount of money and interest going into solving these problems. There are diseases that impact less of the population that get more of the money allocated for research. So what can we do? There are advocates fighting for money to be put into endometriosis research. But us patients can also make a difference.
Below are organizations that are currently doing important research in the endometriosis field. We are not talking about skewed research looking to bolster drugs that may be harmful to patients. Legitimate research that can change our lives. What happens if today if each patient donated one dollar to one of the organizations? That would give 176 million dollars to the endometriosis researchers to further our cause and answer those questions. Maybe you can give an extra dollar or an extra five dollars in honor of those patients who do not even have a dollar to give? I am donating today. Please join me. Let's be empowered and make sure the important questions are answers for ourselves and for the next generation of patients.