Many people don't know that Marilyn had Endometriosis like me. She had multiple miscarriages and a tubal pregnancy. She had emergency surgery and taped a note to her own stomach begging the doctor not to remove her uterus because she wanted to get pregnant. Many can't agree on her dress size. Looking at this photo, I understand and relate. That's not a pregnant Monroe despite speculation. It's
Many famous women have endo including Dolly Parton, Halsey (who suffered a miscarriage on stage), Susan Sarandon, Whoopi, Padma Lakshmi, Alexa Chung, Cyndi Lauper, Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Amy Schumer, Daisy Ridley, Emma Watkins (The Wiggles), Meg Cabot (author of princess diaries), Jillian Michaels, and more.
It's theorized endo pain played a role in Monroe's addiction issues.
I thought I'd start with this interesting story before my catch up.
Infertility and the Mermaid
Raina is a professional mermaid who also experiences endometriosis and infertility. This blog documents her life with these issues while trying to maintain a performer lifestyle.