Savannah Chrisley is opening up to fans and revealing she’s been dealing with medical issues for years due to Endometriosis as she prepares for another surgery this week. The “Chrisley Knows Best” star made the revelation Monday morning on Instagram in a long message to fans while explaining what is in store for her immediate future.
“VULNERABLE MOMENT FOR MY LADIES: I haven’t talked about this much because honestly…I have struggled BIG TIME,” the 23-year-old reality star began her emotional message.
Savannah Chrisley explained she was first diagnosed with Endmetriosis when she was 18, and how it has taken both a mental and physical toll.
“I’m insanely self conscious and just feel like my body has given up on me. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was 18 and it’s been quite the struggle. The pain at times is unbearable and the toll it takes on my emotional/psychological health is pretty rough at times.”
Endometriosis can cause unbearable pelvic pain and infertility issues and is especially tough because it is hard to diagnose and often dismissed by those not familiar with the symptoms.
Many times with Endometriosis, surgery is an option for treatment and Savannah Chrisley revealed she is going under the knife for a third-round after finding a specialist in Atlanta.
“Tomorrow I have my 3rd surgery. I have found a specialist in Atlanta and he is ONE OF A KIND! I will actually be posting a VLOG on this weeks experience in the coming weeks. We’re about to get REALLLL vulnerable ladies…. do you struggle with Endometriosis? I wanna hear your stories ❤️ let’s help and inspire one another.”
Many top women in Hollywood have used their platform to break the stigmas of discussing Endometriosis after suffering from the condition themselves. Stars like Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Daisy Ridley and Whoopi Goldberg have all spoken about their own personal stories in hopes of raising awareness for others to recognize the symptoms and seek treatment.
Halsey has been a huge proponent for raising money and awareness after suffering multiple miscarriages and undergoing surgeries during her own battle with Endometriosis.
“I’ve donated/raised upwards of $300,000 in the name of research and support. I’m not trying to be quirky. Or different. I’m just trying to normalize an underdiscussed illness,” the singer has said in the past.