Tagged with endometriosis

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

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

Living with Endometriosis

We get this question a lot. It’s a question that no statistic, no graphic and no medical documentation can answer. What is it like to live with Endometriosis? It hit me the day before my 4th surgery… my life often feels as though it revolves around surgery, pills and doctors. And, unfortunately, this probably isn’t … Continue reading

Turn it Yellow for Endo Awareness

It’s March and we’re back… bringing you more posts than ever this year! Your support is most appreciated!! October is typically known for Breast Cancer Awareness and pink is found everywhere. Well, this month we are dedicated to turning social media and everything yellow to raise awareness for Endometriosis. So what can you do to … Continue reading

Pregnancy is a Journey – 14 Stages

Pregnancy is a journey, and quite honestly, something that I never thought I would experience (read more about my story here). It is a miraculous blessing to be able to carry a child and I am so very thankful for our sweet little boy, Micah. My pregnancy presented many challenges, but I will spare you … Continue reading

Tribute to the Kaldas Center

When I moved to the Fox Valley, I was in desperate need of a doctor specializing in the treatment of Endometriosis. It was purely by the grace of God that I found Dr. Rami Kaldas of Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy (previously at Women’s Care of Wisconsin). I walked into our first appointment … Continue reading

Living on a Gluten-Free Diet

What is it like to live on a gluten-free diet? I get this question a lot. For anyone out there that might be considering a gluten-free diet, I do have a few answers to the common questions. So let’s begin… I hope you find this helpful… Q: What is gluten? A: Gluten is a protein … Continue reading

Raising Awareness for Endometriosis

This week is National Endometriosis Awareness Week. I have a strong desire to help other women that are undiagnosed or recently diagnosed find the right help and answers. Let’s start with some facts and stats first: 1 in 10 women have Endometriosis (also known as Endo) Endo cannot be OFFICIALLY diagnosed without surgery. A doctor … Continue reading