Bindi Irwin Undergoes Massive Surgery After 10 Years of ‘Indescribable Pain’

The Aussie conservationist underwent major surgery for endometriosis in the US.

Taking to her Instagram, the daughter of Steve Irwin shared a detailed post about her painful struggle with the disease with her followers.

“Dear Friends, I battled for a long time, wondering if I should share this journey with you in such a public space. It came down to the responsibility I feel to share my story for other women who need help,” she penned a long caption alongside her photo in the hospital bed after the procedure.

The 24-year-old explained, “For 10yrs I’ve struggled with insurmountable fatigue, pain & nausea. Trying to remain a positive person & hide the pain has been a very long road. These last 10yrs have included many tests, doctors visits, scans, etc.”

“A doctor told me it was simply something you deal with as a woman & I gave up entirely, trying to function through the pain. I didn’t find answers until a friend @lesliemosier helped set me on a path of regaining my life. I decided to undergo surgery for endometriosis.”

The mum-of-one added that the decision to go through the surgical procedure was difficult, but she had to take it.

“Going in for surgery was scary but I knew I couldn’t live like I was. Every part of my life was getting torn apart because of the pain. To cut a long story short, they found 37 lesions, some very deep & difficult to remove, & a chocolate cyst. @seckinmd’s first words to me when I was in recovery were, “How did you live with this much pain?”

Saying thank you to her friends and family, Bindi said, “Validation for years of pain is indescribable. My family & friends who have been on this journey with me for 10+ yrs – THANK YOU, for encouraging me to find answers when I thought I’d never climb out. Thank you to the doctors & nurses who believed my pain.”

I’m on the road to recovery & the gratitude I feel is overwhelming. To those questioning the canceled plans, unanswered messages & absence – I had been pouring every ounce of the energy I had left into our daughter & family.”

The zookeeper also urged her followers not to ask any questions, especially about her plan to have another baby, since she has gone through a lot. Bindi shares her daughter Grace with her husband Chandler Powell, whom she married in March 2020 after a long relationship of seven years.

“Things may look fine on the outside looking in through the window of someone’s life. However, that is not always the case. Please be gentle & 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.”

Lastly, Bindi gave a message to other women who are also going through something similar and said they should get professional help.

“I’m aware of millions of women struggling with a similar story. There’s stigma around this awful disease. I’m sharing my story for anyone who reads this & is quietly dealing with pain & no answers. Let this be your validation that your pain is real & you deserve help.” 

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  1. My daughter had very bad entrometrosis and at age 19 the Dr operated on her and removed large growths outside her uterus, some were in areas he could not remove such as attached to colon in ways that was more dangerous to remove than let alone. He told here and Boy friend to have children as soon as possible because you not be able too later. It took her a long time after marriages to get pregnant she gave up but had a baby at age 32! A miracle… they were told they probably would not have another but 5 years later she got another girl!

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