State: New York
Chronic Condition: Endometriosis

“It is important to educate yourself on what the doctors are saying. Although they often have well-meaning intentions, they do not always have all the facts about a chronic or life-threatening disease. They may have studied outdated research and theory, or simply never met a patient with symptoms like yours, which leads them to make errors in your care. Remember that you know your body and you are your best advocate. Be prepared for people to challenge your words. Always speak up. Never let anyone silence you. If you know your right, stand firm by how you feel. Do not back down.”