Over the weekend, singer Monica opened up for the firs time about having endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus, 1 in 10 girls and women are affected by this disease. Monica has just undergone a successful surgery to remove cysts, fibroids, and a hernia.
“May 30th I had an almost 8-hour surgery to remove my endometriosis (which I didn’t know I had until two weeks prior), 2 cysts, fibroids & a hernia that all were making me very sick,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I’ve known something was wrong but I also knew victory & better health would be near again!!”
In life we have to count it all joy and know the unplanned may be in his plan💓May 30th I had an almost 8 hour surgery to remove my endometriosis (which I didn’t know I had until two weeks prior) , 2 cysts, fibroids & a hernia that all were making me very sick…I’ve known something was wrong but I also knew victory & better health would be near again!! Thank you Dr. Ceana Nezhat & Northside Hospital Staff #RoadToRecovery #CountItAllJoy #ALLSMILESALLTHEWAY New Hair Color (Requested By my husband LOL) done by: @touchedbyjuels Cut: @deedeemetzger Styled by: @kayhairnista Makeup by the face slayer : @eva_thediva_kim Photo: @dogvisionpictures
This disease can affect women’s reproductive organs and can be extremely painful, thankfully Monica had a success story and is able to share her battle with endometriosis with women around the world. Lena Dunham is another celebrity who has been very open about her condition, which came back last month.
Although Monica is undergoing a tough time now she did not let it dim her light. While opening up about her condition on social media she also debuted a new lavender hair color that she got to celebrate her successful surgery.
Endometriosis is a difficult diagnosis because it is not often discussed. Moments like this help open up the conversation which will ultimately help women, doctors, and researchers find better ways to deal with the disease.
We wish Monica and other women who are suffering from endometriosis lots of health and wealth, keep fighting and remember that us women bend but we don’t break!