After a ten-year fight with the uterus-affecting ailment, Australian naturalist Bindi Irwin revealed on Wednesday that she had undergone surgery for endometriosis.
Irwin posted pictures of herself in a hospital bed with the statement, “For 10 years I’ve battled with insurmountable weariness, pain and nausea,” on social media.
I completely gave up after a doctor informed me it was just something women have to deal with, despite my best efforts to function despite the agony.
International Women’s Day and Endometriosis Awareness Month fell on the same days as Irwin’s posts.
In endometriosis, the tissue that ordinarily borders the uterus develops outside the uterus, according to the National Institutes of Health in the United States.
Pelvic pain, excessive menstrual bleeding, and reproductive problems are examples of symptoms.
Irwin, 24, said she was now “on the road to recovery” despite the fact that doctors had discovered 37 lesions, some of which were “extremely deep and tough to remove.”
“For anyone who reads this who is secretly struggling with agony and a lack of solutions, I’m sharing my tale. Let this serve as proof to you that your suffering is legitimate and you need assistance “Added she.
The disease can affect anyone with a uterus who is of reproductive age, although women in their 30s and 40s are most likely to contract it. According to the World Health Organization, endometriosis affects about one in ten persons who are born with uteruses. Almost 190 million women and girls worldwide are impacted by the illness.
Irwin is a well-known conservationist who has been in the reality television series “Crikey! It’s the Irwins,” which follows her family’s activities at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, which her mother runs.
She won “Dancing With the Stars” in 2015, and her father, Steve, the late “Crocodile Hunter,” who was murdered by a stingray while filming in the Gerat Barrier Reef in 2006, is also a conservationist.
In March 2021, Grace, a daughter, was born to her.
Irwin wrote in her article on Wednesday, “Please be gentle and pause before asking me (or any woman) when we’ll be having more kids. “I am very glad that we have our beautiful daughter after all that my body has been through. She feels like a miracle for our household.”
Soon after she posted, her family expressed their support on social media.
While she was totally rife with endometriosis, her husband Chandler Powell stated, “Seeing how you pushed through the pain to take care of our family and continue our conservation work is something that will motivate me forever.”
You never know who is suffering in silence, therefore let’s make this a subject that we can all openly discuss, Robert Irwin wrote on Instagram.