Bindi Irwin Shares Decade-Long Health Battle

Bindi Irwin Shares Decade-Long Health Battle

We’ve followed her life from when she lost her dad to becoming a new mom and wife. 

Bindi Irwin is now sharing her decade-long health battle with endometriosis to inspire others. She posted on Twitter, “For 10 years, I’ve struggled with insurmountable fatigue, pain, and nausea. A doctor told me it was simply something you deal with as a woman, and I gave up entirely, trying to function through the pain.”

Endometriosis is a disease that causes tissue to grow outside the uterus. It’s incredibly painful and can cause infertility. Bindi shared on her social media channels about her journey because she wants other women to know they aren’t alone in their own health battles. 

She also wants people to understand we have no idea what life is like behind closed doors. For Bindi, it was insurmountable pain and being misdiagnosed. When her doctors did realize she had endometriosis, she was encouraged to have surgery. When the procedure was complete, she learned her medical team had removed over 37 lesions. 

“Things may look fine on the outside looking in through someone’s life. However, that is not always the case,” she shared on Instagram. She then added, “Please be gentle and pause before asking me (or any woman) when we’ll be having more children. "After all that my body has gone through, I feel tremendously grateful that we have our gorgeous daughter. She feels like our family’s miracle.”

This incredible 24-year-old hopes to spread awareness and compassion by sharing her story. God calls us to be compassionate and to be the hands and feet of Jesus when and where we can. Even though she’s recovering from surgery, Bindi is doing an incredible job of raising awareness and compassion through immense grace. 

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding,” Proverbs 3:5

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