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
Working on you, when you are ready I refuse to be called a millennial and in the grand scheme of things I dont think Im that stubborn. But I have noticed a trend in my life: that I can only do things when I am ready. For instance, when I was 12 years old my … Continue reading Dont tell me what to do
The Support Network of Spoonies It has been 23 days of constant (chronic pain) and sadly I dont see a light at the end of the tunnel yet. I am trying my very best to live, and breathe and be positive but some days are better than others. To say the least I have been … Continue reading My new sistas!
Between Ulcerative Colitis and Endometriosis Where did I leave off? Oh yes. So I kept you hanging with the MRI results, and still no word from either doctor. On Monday morning I called to make an appointment with both my GI and my endo specialist. My GI had just returned from holidays and I was … Continue reading A pendulum between two diseases
Undiagnosed abdominal pain I dont know how to begin this blog article other than to really start at the beginning of this journey. I thought for sure this wouldnt be worthy of an article as I just assumed this pain would go away through a fart, or a bowel movement, or maybe by way of … Continue reading My abdomen is not happy