Her abdomen twisted suddenly and fiercely. The inside cramped and squeezed. She felt tears sting the eyes as they threatened to fall. What caused the pain this time? Pain grips her lower abdomen with unbearable tightness before she retreats to the restroom. She tries to recollect what had been eaten over the last 24 hours. … Continue reading
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Q & A – Living with Endometriosis
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
Are You Ready for a Diet Change?
Why are necessary changes so hard? If a diet change would help you feel better, why would you delay that change? Why do we mourn the loss of food like it’s a friend or a pet? It’s food!! Nourishment for your organs and body. A life sustainable resource! When we stop looking at food like … Continue reading
Tips for Having the Best Doctor’s Visit – From a Real M.D.
Guest Post by, Dr. Rami Kaldas – I am humbled to present this post from my own doctor and Endo Specialist. He is the first doctor that I ever truly trusted. Rami performed 4 of my 6 surgeries – including the delivery of our son via c-section. His clinic is remarkable and extremely thorough when it … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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