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Endo Sister Story – Tori

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Note from Mara: I’ve been asking my fellow Endo sisters to share their stories. The more we talk about the disease, the more we break myths and empower each other. Keep talking! Keep raising awareness! And keep fighting! This is Tori’s story… —- I’m Tori, 27 and married to an amazing and supportive husband. No … 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

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

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Chronic illness is exactly that… chronic. Consistent. A vicious cycle. Every day. All day. Living with a chronic illness is not an excuse – it’s a reality. Many of us struggle to move beyond the every day aches, pains and flares out of fear that our body will trigger another vicious cycle of illness. A … Continue reading

How to Be Your Own Advocate

When I was in my late teens and early 20’s, I saw a lot of doctors before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Endometriosis and a slew of spine issues. We were working towards finding a diagnosis and the process was unbearably frustrating. I constantly felt judged and since I was so young some doctors seemed to … Continue reading