One of the messages that I try to convey to my readers is that you MUST listen to your body. The other message - which is a mucher harder one to convey and certainly harder for my readers to follow through on - is to be your own advocate. Sometimes your physicians are not as … Continue reading Progestin making you bloat?
A lot of my posts are drafted for days while I gather stats, and mull over the most politically correct way to convey information without sounding too bias or uninformed. But every once in a while I get the motivation to write something off the cuff; something that comes from my innermost emotions and bubbles … Continue reading Endometriosis versus Erectile Dysfunction – the numbers are staggering
During the last year I have battled with my health, and as a result have battled with loving myself. When I look in the mirror I see scars from surgeries, cellulite from poor lymphatic systems, bloated belly from something Ive eaten or just a mere buildup of poop. I see swelling and tension. I see … Continue reading Divorce and Chronic Illness
It has taken me a few days to feel ready to write this blog. Mostly because, I think I was (and am) scared of describing the intense emotions I have been feeling over the last few weeks. Let me set the stage. In my last visit with Dr. S, he mentioned that the Visanne should … Continue reading Real emotions are hard to ignore
I would like to entitle this blog post "taking matters into my own hands" simply because the last month has been complete and utter HELL and I have not heard a peep from either doctor despite my concerns. I should preface this by saying I feel confident my doctors respect me so I don't think … Continue reading Listening to my body – Part 3
I'm not sure why I thought this would be the end of my journey - a perfect harmony of data points that would lead me to become a normal human being once again. It started out as if everything was happening in tandem like the parting of the sea, but no, not quite that easy. … Continue reading Listening to my body – Part 2 (B sides)
It's hard to tell whether I will lose some followers on this one, just because of how complicated this journey is getting. So I left off on part 1 telling you that my 1) entyvio infusions were being moved from 8 weeks to every 4 weeks 2) Im due to meet my Endo specialist and … Continue reading Listening to my body – part 2
With so many things happening to my body at once, I spend a great deal of time discerning between endometriosis pain, ulcerative colitis pain, anxiety, stress and just an off day. I run out of spoons a lot, and I am starting to look at my body with disdain - something I don't even want … Continue reading Listening to my body – Part 1
How do we get around the redundancy of the current triaging system?In the last 12 months alone I have amassed quite a thick file of medical records; from scans to diagnoses and undefined medical revelations. Add that to the 20 previous years of fruitless ultrasounds for burst cysts, a gallbladder removal, and many many tests … Continue reading My medical records could be a best-seller
What I want to say to all the future women I have always been a big believer that everything happens for a reason. Even now, as I decide which pain medication to use for the degree of suffering I'm in, I still feel as though my grander purpose in life is to educate other women … Continue reading Everything happens for a reason, right?