I asked my mom the other day 'do you still believe everything happens for a reason?". She hesitated as the question came out of the blue. I asked again, 'do you think my endo is happening for a reason?' and like every optimistic mother would say she replied "I think its a blip. I hurdle.".… Continue reading Creating a new ‘normal’
After meeting with the specialist we determined that the first plan of action would be to take my birth control pill consecutively for three months, with no breaks in between, to see if the pain would decrease. I have always been skeptical of this plan because knowing the science behind the menstrual cycle I thought… Continue reading Step 1 – skipping my periods
I finally saw a specialist this week who was able to semi-confirm I have endo on my diaphragm, hip, and deep within my abdomen. They kept using the term 'rare'. "your pain path is very rare", "the location of your endo is very rare".... and I just started to feel a little bit... helpless. When… Continue reading The Endometriosis Coalition
I am just about to have my period and Im kinda hung up on something. Take a look at the excerpt below first: But unlike the tissue lining the uterus, which leaves your body during menstruation, endometriosis tissue is essentially trapped. With no place to go, the tissue bleeds internally. Your body reacts to the… Continue reading Endo tissue outside the uterus bleeds too.
I have this belief that there are tons of people out there looking for answers about their endometriosis pain. And while the stats dont prove my belief that you are coming to my blog I still feel like I owe it to myself to continue to share my story. So here is my update from… Continue reading Thoracic Endo-pain confirmed
Hi ladies I apologize for not blogging in the last little while but it appears my body may have given up on me recently. Last month, during mid-cycle I was experiencing odd sternum pain. I was able to 'crack' it which doesn't make sense because its not a joint. In any case, this cycle has… Continue reading Thoracic endo – just a theory?
Recently I joined a ton of endo support groups on facebook. Within a few short weeks I noticed the same question being asked by new members: "what should I cut out of my diet?" The truth is, each person is unique and you need to do what is right for you. I dont like using… Continue reading How to get your endo diet groove on
I was introduced to a company called Syng Pharmaceuticals who is working on a long term treatment for endometriosis. Nobody wants to throw the C ('cure') word around lightly but I was very impressed with the science behind this. Vinay Singh, CEO of Syng Pharmaceuticals, shared with me the science behind this company including some… Continue reading Syng Pharma aimed at a long term treatment for endometriosis
Ever feel like adding a little spin on a pasta dish? I did. And I found this recipe and loved it. I claim it as my own now simply because - as always - I made some modifications. Dang I wish I had a pic to show you so instead I will borrow some. Click… Continue reading Rolled Eggplant with gluten-free Capellini
I got on a cabbage kick when I first cut wheat out of my diet. I wanted to make sure that I wasnt replacing wheat with crap, so I looked for very healthy, very pure recipes. Like most soups you make at home, it will last for a long time (the amount, not the shelf… Continue reading Endo friendly Cabbage Soup