Jackie O reveals she had a 'life-changing' surgery

The radio host gets candid about her health.

Australian Radio host Jackie 'O' Henderson has often spoke about her complex experience with endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects a woman's reproductive organs.

And on a September 9 episode of The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Jackie said she had in the past, undergone a keyhole surgery to treat the disease.

 

 

While in a serious conversation with fellow endometriosis suffer Angie Kent, the 42-year-old admitted that the surgery made a 'big difference' to her quality of life.

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"I had the keyhole surgery as well and it made a big difference, it really did," she said.

This is not the first time Jackie has spoken about her struggle with the condition.

Back in 2017, she told The Thinkergirls podcast hosts 'pain would come like clockwork' during her period cycle, however she was not officially diagnosed until she turned 32.

"[The pain] came out of nowhere. One morning I woke up, I was dying. I'd never had any period pain in the lead up to that," she said.

"No one had ever mentioned the word endometriosis to me until I was 32."

"It came like clockwork and it got worse and I tried every sort of thing you could imagine. It was getting to the point where I had to go to the hospital every month and get morphine."

Endometriosis is a confition which appears when the tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus.For more information about the condition, visit endometriosisaustralia.org.

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