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My Health Journey – One Year Later

My Health Journey – One Year Later

I slipped on my running shoes with tremendous anxiety, while wondering how badly it was going to hurt today. Taking a deep breath, I stepped onto the sidewalk. The path ahead seemed grim and torturous. My body tensed as I bravely took the first steps. It only took 3 blocks for my low back to … Continue reading

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My Letter to Endometriosis

My Letter to Endometriosis

*This post was first posted on MyEndoTeam and is shared on WordsByMara with permission. —- Dear Endometriosis, We’ve known each other for quite some time now. You were quite tricky to nail down, but it’s been a “pleasure” learning more about you. It feels like just yesterday that we were acquainted after my first surgery in … Continue reading

What to Expect Pre and Post Endo Surgery

What to Expect Pre and Post Endo Surgery

Laparoscopic Excision Surgery and Endometriosis go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. But it should really come with an instruction manual. This post is your guide to pre and post surgery expectations. So… what CAN you expect? Pre Surgery Anxiety is normal. If this is your first surgery or your fifth, there is always a little bit of … Continue reading

What You Should Know About Endo Sufferers

What You Should Know About Endo Sufferers

This month is Endometriosis Awareness month. We are breaking our silence and standing up against a frustrating, misunderstood disease. As a loved one or sufferer of the disease, there are things you need to know. 8 Things You Should Know About Endo Sufferers One day is not like the other. We might feel great one … Continue reading

Endo Awareness Month – March 2016

Endo Awareness Month – March 2016

It’s March again… which means it’s Endometriosis Awareness month. Endometriosis (Endo) is a reproductive disease that effects 1 in 10 women and about 176 million women worldwide. Endo is defined as “displaced” endometrial tissue that usually grows inside the uterus. It often surfaces in the abdomen or pelvis by attaching to organs and muscles. Consequently, this can … Continue reading

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

The sheer idea of losing weight can seem daunting and defeating. You’ve tried and tried again, but nothing seems to work. Or maybe just the idea of exercise makes you tired. Am I right? As a mom, a person with chronic pain, and a full-time employee… it can be very difficult to exercise or cook healthy. I … Continue reading

Held Together By Tape and Glue

Held Together By Tape and Glue

I would like to dedicate this post to all the chronic pain warriors and “spoonies” out there. Year after year, my body seems to deteriorate. And I find myself in a continuous battle of mental strength versus physical symptoms. One of the most difficult things about having a chronic illness is learning that you are … Continue reading

Adolescent Endometriosis – Tales from a Teen

Adolescent Endometriosis – Tales from a Teen

The thing with chronic disease and illness is that it doesn’t discriminate. I’ve had symptoms of fibromyalgia and endometriosis for most of my life, but it took YEARS to diagnose. Fortunately or unfortunately, some women do not need to wait until their mid-20’s or early 30’s to be diagnosed. Some are diagnosed in their teens … Continue reading