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
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?
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
Ha! I dared myself to make that the title, but the truth is for me a good poop is worth a million dollars. Juicing was something I always wanted to do. I was merely curious what all the hype was about and while it made sense to me to consume fruits and vegetables in a … Continue reading Part 3 – Juicing makes good poops
Where do I even begin. OK, so if you read part 1, I had my aha moment and replaced diet coke with seltzer. That allowed me to take out the aspartame found in diet coke and feel the positive affects of eliminating the chemically manufactured sugars from my system. So here is what happened next. … Continue reading Part 2 – cutting out artificial sweeteners
I am by definition 'skinny'. I wear size 2 pants, on average an XS dress size, and Im too light to donate blood without having drastic side effects. My whole life I have done exercise but by no stretch of the definition am I athletic. I am a food blogger so naturally I love the … Continue reading Part 1 – a glimpse of a change; from skinny-fat to aware.