Tagged with women’s health

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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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

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

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

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

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

More Pregnancy Notes and Post Delivery

So… as you know, I have spent the last year of my life growing a human and then learning to be a parent. I will have many more posts on this as time goes on. Several of my childless married friends have asked intriguing and important questions along the way. So I hope you all find … 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