The painter turning Severe Endometriosis pain into art
Ellie Kammer was 24 when she was diagnosed with Severe Endometriosis , a gynaecological surroundings that materialize when the substance that generally grows interior the uterus grows interior outside of it, situate women in chronic, often harrowing severe endometriosis pain that sometimes results in infertility. Still shockingly misdiagnosed and under-researched, this condition is estimated to affect one in ten women worldwide, and around 2 million women in the UK. Frustrated mostly by the lack of awareness, Kammer, an artist based in Adelaide, Australia, puts brush to canvas and makes spectacular paintings out of the condition.
How would you describe your experience of Severe Endometriosis for someone who has never heard of it?
It’s different for everybody. For me, the endometriosis pain is always there, every minute of every day, which is limiting in that I have to make decisions that I never used to have to make and consider how long I will spend on things, like how long I’ll work, or whether I have the energy to make myself dinner. I have to really think about how I’m going to trade my energy for the day, whether I can actually work or I need to sit down and rest all day so I can work for the rest of the week.It’s constant severe endometriosis pain, and it affects my mind, how I handle situations, and how I talk to people. Sometimes I become a little impatient, or I just spend an entire conversation focusing on breathing through the severe endometriosis pain.