Nov 10, 2021
Today we speak with Endo Warrior/Chronic illness advocate, Sam Abel. Sam is a 21-year-old full-time college student at UCLA from Southern California with Stage 4 Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, and Interstitial Cystitis. After 6 years of symptoms, countless doctors telling Sam that there was nothing wrong, and three surgeries, she finally received a full diagnosis. It has been challenging during and after the diagnosis process, but social media has been her way to cope and use her voice to share her message. Through social media, she aims to raise awareness for these chronic illnesses, to support and connect with other warriors, and to show others how she is managing her chronic illnesses through her 20s.
In this episode we discuss.
1) The challenge and importance
of continuing to be an advocate for your own health, and the
emotions Sam experienced while she fought to be heard and
2) Endometriosis/Adenomyosis/& IC, has been incredibly isolating as it is not talked about enough in the education system or medical system. Sam does an incredible job describing and explaining these auto-immune disorders.
3) Sam is using her voice and her social media platform to help younger generations to be fully aware of these diseases, as early intervention is key to better outcomes. I want the world to understand that it’s not just a bad period, it is so much more than that, and should be taken more seriously.
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