I cannot believe that Blogging For Endometriosis Awareness 2015 campaign is over! The month blew by! I hope you have enjoyed the posts of this year’s campaign and I most definitely invite you to mark your calendars for next year’s campaign! I am really hoping to make a monthly Blogging for Endometriosis linkup so I will keep you updated with the details!
This week’s theme is: My Battle Cry: what message are you determined share with every breath that is within you to make sure the world knows the truth about endometriosis?
As I have mentioned, I love, love, love Skillet (my next tattoo will definitely be Skillet inspired). We are a total panhead family! Their song “Sick Of It” inspired this year’s theme and their song “Battle Cry” inspired this week’s theme!
You’re on the edge of giving up
You know I feel it too
You won’t be alone because
I’m with you
Bring the fire, bring the smoke, bring the rain
We will bend but we will never break
I cannot put into words how important it is to find a support community after being diagnosed with endometriosis or any chronic illness. I was lucky enough to find GirlTalk, which was a support group for ladies with endometriosis that were under 25. That group of ladies saved me in many ways. I loved that I was able to serve as the program director for several years. It is so important to know that you are not alone and have a group of people that can support you during the tough times.
It seems like no one knows
How you’ve been feeling
You’re hiding all your hopes
You stopped believing
It’s not over, we’re one step away
We will bend but we will never break
One of the other messages I want to be heard is to make your voice heard. Chronic illness is a big deal and not nearly enough is being done to correct the problem but together we can raise our voices to make a change. Together we can choose hope and make a difference.
I believe we can’t lose
Even mountains will move
It’s my faith, it’s my life
This is our battle cry
They can’t take us down
If we stand our ground
If we live, if we die
We will shout out our battle cry
Two messages that I will speak until my dying breath are 1) God’s grace and love will change your life and with it everything is possible; and 2) Endometriosis and other invisible illnesses are serious problems and more needs to be done to find long-term treatments. Education and awareness are extremely important and together we can shout our battle cry and fight for change!
Let it rise like a prayer in the night
Shout for love, shout for hope
Let them hear us
Together we can make a difference and share the love, hope, and passion in our hearts with the world!
What is your battle cry?
It is time for the final giveaway! Congratulations to last week’s winners Cheryl, Shelley, and Nikki! You should have received an email from me so let me know if you did not receive it!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Seaview Jewellery and FJJ Creations! Today’s giveaway will also have 3 winners! The prizes are a beautiful endometriosis awareness keychain created by FJJ Creations and a beautiful necklace and charm both created by Seaview Jewellery! Just like last week, be sure to click over at Diane’s blog for more opportunities to win awesome prizes from Seaview Jewellery, FJJ Creations and Tabetha’s Creations!
This week’s giveaway will run until Saturday, April 4th and 3 winners will be chosen!
1) Leave a comment telling me about your battle cry.What message are you determined share with every breath that is within you to make sure the world knows the truth about endometriosis (or another issue important to you)? (mandatory)
2) Tweet about this post and giveaway and then leave me a 2nd comment letting me know you did & include the link to your tweet!
I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! Remember to take a stand this week because we’re sick of this!
2 comments on “My Battle Cry (& Giveaway!): Speaking Out For Endometriosis Awareness”
definitely passionate about ending the stigma and shamed silence of anxiety and depression.
Thanks for the win! I’m excited to get my prize and show it off.
Like you, finding others who have walked or are walking similar paths has been crucial. That’s true for: Endo — Jamee — you’re an inspiration; the women I “met” around the time of my diagnosis got me through)
My back issues (a woman messaged me from a forum just after my first operation, we sent multiple emails a day sometimes! the relationship faded eventually but she’ll always be with me), and even some complex eating issues
My binge eating disorder — It only hit the official books (the DSM…basically the backbone of psychology practice) this year so knowing I wasn’t the only binge eater…and not even the only one at a similar point in life who looked successful from outside, was a gym rat, and just didn’t look like people assume a binger looks
So, with that said, me message would be simply: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Honestly, the hope that someone somewhere realizes that because of me, because I’m willing to talk about these uncomfortable matters, has sometimes been all that’s kept me soldiering on.
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