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Six Things I Wish I’d Known About Endometriosis

Six Things I Wish I’d Known About Endometriosis

If you’ve followed my blog for any period of time, you’re likely familiar with the fact that I have endometriosis. To be honest, of all my chronic illnesses, it’s the one I feel most passionate about. Despite being a very common condition, it’s not one for which education is exactly stellar. It’s a disease most people have never heard of. When a diagnosis of endometriosis is given to a woman, most of the time she has no idea what it is…

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Share Your World: May 15, 2017

Share Your World: May 15, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! How many languages do you you speak? Two. Like the vast majority of American kids, I took Spanish in high school, but I don’t remember enough to really speak it. I especially realized this when my husband and I traveled to Honduras in 2012 to meet our sponsor child through Compassion International, Heybi….

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Pelvic Pain Beyond Endo

Pelvic Pain Beyond Endo

Women with endometriosis know pain, particularly pelvic pain. It’s the hallmark of the disease. It’s something we live with day in and day out. And the degree of pain we experience on a daily basis is a level at which most individuals aren’t capable of functioning. Case in point: when I woke up in PACU following my surgery last week and was groggily complaining of pain, I had the following conversation with the nurse anesthetist (CNA):

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