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Rugby league WAG Zoe Marshall reveals a debilitating health condition has turned her ‘brain to mush’

Zoe Marshall has spoken of her struggle with endometriosis, revealing the pain makes it ‘hard to participate in life’.

The rugby league WAG, 37, revealed on Instagram on Friday that the condition turns her ‘brain to mush’ sometimes.

‘My endo is so wild,’ she wrote.

Rugby league WAG Zoe Marshall has spoken of her struggle with endometriosis, revealing the pain makes it 'hard to participate in life'

Rugby league WAG Zoe Marshall has spoken of her struggle with endometriosis, revealing the pain makes it ‘hard to participate in life’ 

‘I never talk about it because I don’t want to give it power or be a part of my identity. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting over a head cold? 

‘Pulled my neck out? Or the haemorrhaging? The headaches? The pain.’

‘But today has dragged. It’s been so hard and so long,’ she added. 

‘I’m so over having endo. Its impact is so dense and [it’s] so hard to participate in life. My brain is mush. My body is trying to keep up with the symptoms. It just sucks.’

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WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS? 

Endometriosis is present when the tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) grows outside this layer and causes pain and/or infertility.

There are a wide variety of symptoms – pain can affect areas ranging from the abdomen and lower back to the pelvis and vagina. 

Other symptoms include painful sexual intercourse, abnormal menstruation, nausea, bloating, and pain with bowel movements.   

The only way that the diagnosis of endometriosis can be made is to undergo a laparoscopy and have a tissue sample taken.

There is no cure, but treatments such as hormones and excision surgery are available.

Source: Endometriosis Australia

She revealed on Instagram on Friday that the condition turns her 'brain to mush' sometimes

She revealed on Instagram on Friday that the condition turns her ‘brain to mush’ sometimes 

Zoe and her retired NRL star husband Benji Marshall are parents to one-year-old daughter Ever and four-year-old son Benjamin Fox. 

The mother of two rarely opens up about her struggle with the condition, but has previously said it ‘wipes her out’.

In 2019, she said she was forced to go to bed at 4pm because the pain was so bad. 

The mother of two, who is married to retired NRL star Benji Marshall, rarely opens up about her struggle with endometriosis, but has previously said it 'wipes her out'

The mother of two, who is married to retired NRL star Benji Marshall, rarely opens up about her struggle with endometriosis, but has previously said it ‘wipes her out’ 

She was once forced to called in a team of experts to help her with her condition.

In a 2015 blog post titled ‘A Day of Endometriosis’, Zoe discussed her years-long battle with the ‘unbearable’ condition and spoke of how she was determined not to get surgery again due to ‘fertility risks’.

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‘The second day of my cycle is always the worst. About six months ago it was so severe I blacked out. Each month the pain differs but today it’s bad. The pain wakes me during the night,’ she wrote at the time.

Zoe and Benji are parents to one-year-old daughter Ever and four-year-old son Benjamin Fox

Zoe and Benji are parents to one-year-old daughter Ever and four-year-old son Benjamin Fox 

She also spoke of copping backlash from fans who accused her of ‘sugar-coating’ the condition when she wrote about her endometriosis in 2013.

It comes after she revealed she and husband Benji sleep in different bedrooms.

‘I sleep in a king bed and away from my husband. We have separate rooms. We’ve been sleeping separately for about 10 years,’ she told News.com.au.

‘It’s actually heaven… People who are sleeping and are unconscious don’t know how disruptive their spouses’ noises and moving has on their sleep. 

‘It’s not doing you any favours, and it can build a lot of resentment. So, we sleep separately, and I love it. Expensive on holidays though.’

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