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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

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

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

My Battle with Endometriosis

“You have endometriosis,” said the doctor as I opened my eyes in a fog of morphine and pain. “I got all the adhesions and you should be feeling better soon.” I knew from an early age that something was very different with my body. At the age of 17, I started taking a contraceptive pill for … Continue reading