Bindi Irwin says she's been given a 'second chance at life' following huge surgery
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Bindi Irwin has opened up about the surgery that changed her life.
The Australian wildlife warrior revealed back in March earlier this year that she had suffered 'insurmountable fatigue, pain and nausea' for a decade due to endometriosis.
"Going in for surgery was scary but I knew I couldn’t live like I was," she told her followers.
"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."
She added: "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."
Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue that typically lines the uterus grows in other parts of the body.
Rogue tissue often grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis, and occasionally beyond the area where pelvic organs are located.
The scar tissue can prevent pregnancy and can cause organs to stick together, which is an extremely painful experience that many women suffer, according to Better Health Victoria.
Fast forward to now and Bindi says she's so grateful she was able to have the life-changing surgery.
Speaking to Fox News Digital, the 25-year-old said it was like having a second chance at life.
"My life now looks completely different than it did before I had my surgery," she explained.
"Over the 10 years that I was really battling with endo[metriosis] without knowing it, I would get progressively worse every week and in the end, before my surgery, I was barely able to get out of bed.
"And now on the other side of surgery, I mean, I'm going for daily zoo walks with my family.
"I'm able to go to our management meetings and check up on our animals and do the filming work that I love and play with my daughter. And it is just so wonderful.
"I feel like I see the world in a new way now. I'm able to actually do things again."
"It does feel like a second chance at life."