I recently connected with Danielle, founder and owner of Danielle Joy Designs. I was randomly searching for endometriosis-related merch on Etsy the other day and stumbled upon bracelets that called out to me. They were bold and feminine at the same time, and I was quick to order one for myself. But as I started looking … Continue reading Danielle Joy Designs
Why we need to listen to our bowel symptomsSo many young women have approached me about endometriosis - and its related symptoms - to help determine if they have the disease. Because of their age, the vast majority have been told by their doctors that it is likely they have endometriosis but it has not … Continue reading Periods and Poop
The Ulcerative Colitis Journey between week 6 and 8 of my Entyvio infusionsBeing on biologics is a love-hate relationship. When the infusion goes in there is this dread of 'what symptoms will I feel this time?'. I end up feeling this dull ache in my belly (even when I prepare by taking ibuprofen and gallons … Continue reading Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again
The meaning behind the logo For the last 20 years I have been trying to better understand and 'treat' my endometriosis with surgeries, birth control pills and pain medications. In the latter years I started to get wiser about the effects of nutrition and thus started to explore dietary solutions to mitigate the symptoms associated … Continue reading The Reuleaux of my health
The battles of submitting your fecal calprotectin test When I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis almost 8 months ago now, I met my GI for the first time. She and her team were the ones to perform the colonoscopy that would reveal my diagnosis as well as the particulars about the severity of the disease. … Continue reading What the poop?
Back in 2012 when I had my first surgery to diagnose and treat endometriosis, my surgeon was able to ablate the lesions from my Fallopian tubes, but he was not comfortable working with the lesions on my bladder. For five years these implants continued to grow and spread, until my recent surgery in 2018 where … Continue reading Is it rare or medium rare?
A big decision whether to begin Lupron injections Im not sure why I thought I would be able to go to sleep tonight without writing this blog. So much has happened today and while in part this is to help others struggling through this big decision, this is also here to help me disseminate all … Continue reading To Lupron or not to Lupron
Why so many of us dont want to talk about Endometriosis I really hesitated in writing this article for fear that there might be backlash. But I have discovered recently that the more I am honest with my posts, the more people are speaking out. So with the risk of making some of you angry, … Continue reading What does my child have to do with this?
What you will need: 1 eggplant table salt (dont use the good stuff) olive oil 1/2 cup tomato sauce (canned or made fresh) vegan cheese fresh basil pepper to taste crushed garlic (optional) I was interested in sprucing up this recipe, pinned by kaylin's kitchen (Kaylinskitchen.com) based on Julia Childs' cookbook, by removing the dairy … Continue reading Eggplant Mini Pizzas (with vegan cheese) (Endo/UC)
Lets talk about what endometriosis really is. I, like many of my endo sisters, try to avoid talking about endometriosis because we would have to first explain periods, the vagina, and other taboo topics. But what if everything was fair game? What if I just put it out there, and let people decide how they … Continue reading What I would say if everything was fair game