We learned of the loss of a fellow Endo sister. We are all deeply saddened by her story. Allison Kimberly needed love and support from her community and all those around her. She was taken by ambulance to the University of Colorado ER due to extreme Endo pain, but was treated so poorly. The staff treated her as if she was seeking drugs and dismissed her - despite her diagnosis. Without the support or treatment that she desperately needed, she felt trapped, alone, there was no way out to cope with the pain, there weren't any options, nobody could understand what she was going through. Unfortunately, we lost her, she grew her angel wings.
It breaks my heart and greatly saddens me to know how we are treated by doctors, nurses, and the medical community, who often dismiss our crippling and debilitating pain, turn away a persons care, and suggest that a patient is seeking narcotics. The pain that we endure is hard to describe, but a very real pain. It is literally the worst feeling in the world and can leave us feeling so powerless.
When you hear the word Endometriosis as a diagnosis, it should not be questioned about the amount of pain it causes, but this is where we are, in a world where even the medical community is under educated and ignorant to the disease.
Suicide is common in women with Endometriosis but not talked about. We need to stand together and spread awareness. 💔
To Allison's family, we are truly sorry for your loss and we are sending our love. Allison, I am you and you are all of us. We will always stand with you. 🌹 #AllisonKimberly #WeAreAllAllison #CareCopeCureEndo #EndoWarriors