I know this sounds utterly drama-tastic but I literally feel like Im having an identity crisis. Over the last few years I had built myself up to be the strongest, most positive person there was. I was exercising every day, eating a whole food diet, and happy as a clam. I had found the love … Continue reading Identity Crisis – redefining who I am after endo and UC
Every year more and more people gather around the world in support of Endometriosis awareness. March is a special month for all us #endowarriors! Despite the fight for media attention during Fight For Our Lives - and reasonably so I might add - we still marched loudly. To all my Vancouver/Victoria endo sisters, thank you … Continue reading March for Endometriosis Vancouver
I havent been online in almost a month now, and for anyone who is keeping up with my journey I owe you a big update. 4 weeks ago I had an excision surgery to remove (not cauterize) endometrial lesions from anywhere they could find it. The surgery was very successful - removal of endometriosis from … Continue reading Exhausted: Mentally but not physically
I feel like my endo and my UC have been doing the tango, competing for first prize. On days when my UC tends to be on the quiet side, my endo craves to steal the scene and do a few painful twirls on my diaphragm. Then they swap back and forth - never a dull … Continue reading The Tango Between Two Diseases
Pre-emptive to my trip down south next week I thought I would write about my adventures with alcohol since my UC diagnosis. I begin this by saying alcohol and endometriosis are ALSO not friends so I am not exactly being smart by having alcohol in the first place. But, we all have our days. Ok … Continue reading Alcohol and Inflammation: One Size Fits All?
Ladies and Gents, Im sure there are times when you get so wound up about how your body is feeling, or how its not performing the way it used to, or simply that you're just tired and irritated in general. Maybe its from your Endo, maybe its from your IBD, or maybe its just 'cuz. … Continue reading I dont know what (my mood) would do without…
One of the most frustrating things about this journey is I must have had Ulcerative Colitis for years without realising it - or calling it Endometriosis - but now that its here, its like it wont go away. And I keep telling myself that I cant give up because its just the beginning, but some … Continue reading Its just the beginning but it feels like the end
Being a science major I thought for sure 'residue' was implying some sort of metabolic by-product produced by certain foods that would upset the lining of my colon. Nope... the residue is simply the poop mass. Not very technical at all. And therefore the diet is geared around reducing the amount of poop that is … Continue reading What is the ‘residue’ in a low residue diet?
It has taken a lot of effort to do anything today. I woke up early feeling good, and not even two hours later I HAD to take a nap.... for like 3 hours. Is it considered a nap if its for 3 hours, I wonder? Anyways, its nearing the end of the day and I … Continue reading Last day of Prednisone
What a day! I am finally well enough to talk about what happened two days ago. As you know, my GI told me she wants me to increase my salofalk dose from 2 pills three times a day, to 8 pills once a day. Mother of goodness, that is a handful of pills. Not to … Continue reading Too many pills