Episode 115 Ask Me About My Uterus with Abby Norman

Abby Norman is on a quest to make doctors listen to women’s pain.  With years of being undiagnosed and told her symptoms were “all in her head”, Abby learned to navigate the medical system and advocate for herself.  Now she has combined her research to make sure other women can be heard, and refute the belief that being a woman is a pre-exiting condition.  She is sharing her story in her book “Ask Me About My Uterus.”

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • Can you tell us how your health journey started?
  • What was your eventual diagnosis?
  • What is endometriosis?
  • What is our understanding of the disease?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How did doctors help you?
  • Were there times you weren’t getting the help you need?
  • How do you cope with it?
  • How has it affected your relationships?
  • How does it affect your life?
  • How do you cope with these losses?
  • How do you cope with the pain?
  • Has there ever been moments where you have had to advocate for yourself to be heard?
  • What has happened in the cases where you kept insisting that there was an issue?
  • Why do you think women’s issues aren’t taken seriously?
  • Is there something that needs to change in society’s perception of these issues?
  • How are you doing now?
  • What advice can you give to someone who is also suffering?
  • How can someone get more info/your book/website?