I have mentioned this book in a few of my posts on here already, I thought I would do a proper thread about it.
Endometriosis can be so confusing, it can be really hard to get your head around it all. There are also so many myths surrounding the disease, which are perpetuated by many places, including by Doctors who are not up to date on the research, and sadly unknowingly by other women - as they are being told the wrong thing by their Doctors. Because of this it's really important that we gain knowledge ourselves, so that we can take charge of our own destiny, and advocate for ourselves to get the best care.
This new book is just perfect for that, whether you are newly diagnosed or have had endo for years, everyone can learn an awful lot from it. It's quite quirky and fun so really easy to digest, but it's full of up to date information on all aspects of endo. It explains everything incredibly well, including with visuals - the difference in the surgical techniques, and why endo should always be excised (cut out) during surgery not burnt - it's vital we all understand this.
It was written by Dr Andrew Cook, Libby Hopton * & Danielle Cook.
It is already out now, although it's not available to buy in the UK yet. It can be ordered from amazon.com (you can also preview some of it here) amazon.com/Endo-Patients-Su... or bookdepository.com/Endo-Pat... with free Worldwide delivery.
Hope it's ok to post this. I am just so impressed with it, and want other women to be as informed as possible - this book really helps.
* Dr Cook and Libby Hopton were also part of the Guardian endometriosis features this week: