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becausemanson
becausemanson

Apparently my photo had been reported for being "upsetting". Medical issues can be talked about but not shown.

I wont be on here much any more. Sorry for "upsetting" people.

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becausemanson
becausemanson
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Yes it was removed unfortunately. I agree, for a site like this discussing these sorts of topics, and people report it for being upsetting? Its stupid really.

I wasn't offended, when there are 'artists' using menstrual blood and a I saw recently a woman who didn't use sanitary towels when she was doing a run 'to bring awareness' I think these things are far more shocking. We are talking about another woman who was scared and needed a bit of support! There was a warning so what is the problem!

becausemanson
becausemanson
in reply to jvg69

That was my thought exactly. I always see the human body and all of its functions (even "gross" ones) perfectly normal and fascinating, so I've never been shy about sharing. Especially if it helps people as well :)

Oh no! That's pathetic!

Although it was rather gross! ;-) ha ha! I really felt for you, as it must have been so scary when it happened. I actually thought to myself that by you sharing it - at least if it happened to someone else who saw it - hopefully they may remember and then not be so distressed. So in that way it could be educational and you were helping others.

I was shocked by the pic but also reassured in case I ever experienced something like that xx

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I also agree it was useful - I had never heard of that before and having seen it I would be much less scared if it happened to me in future! Your note did have a big explicit warning on it too!

becausemanson
becausemanson
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Thanks, someone had commented on the post that the same thing had happened to her a few years back and she didn't know what it was, seeing that had put her mind at ease. :)

Agree with Lindle. I think you were right to post the pic. This is a site for the discussion of gynaecological issues after all, what do people expect? I believe that we need far more factual output about how messy almost anything to do with the human body is. We are becoming ridiculously squeamish about the reality of life, our bodies, and illness, yet while also watching endless mind-numbing gore on all our 'devices'.

Further, I really do not understand, if women with endo cannot cope with the full reality of the condition. I think we need more of this, not less, to make people understand how awful endo is. I spent my teens and much of 20s, 30s, with father, teachers, employers and even GPs telling me: 'Oh, for goodness sake, it's just period pains!'

I've always thought that it would be a good idea if Hilary Mantel's 'Endo-Surgery' nightmare-scenario, but fact-based account of her op to separate her variously fused and damaged abdominal tissues and organs were made into a film.

I second that, I'd watch it. Everything she says is true, and it's still awful how women with the condition are treated nowadays, and how little is known.

You're right, people in my daily life will watch bloody gore films and not bat an eyelid, but when they ask me to describe my illness all I'm met with is "ewww" and "errrr."

Susan Sarandon also speaks out about her endometriosis from time to time. Women with platforms like that really ought to I think.

How idiotic! I agree with Griityreads, if people on here can't cope with that then how can we expect non endo people to understand our suffering?

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