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
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
Has anyone else tried to explain to the world that pain meds (narcotics) actually cause you more pain? I have a strong understanding of medications and the mechanisms by which they take action, but I cant seem to wrap my head around this one. When I had my gall bladder taken out years ago I … Continue reading Skipping my periods… the journey continued
After seeing an Endometriosis specialist in July, it was clear that my pain pathway was undeniable, and that the endometriosis was in fact back with a vengeance. Not only is my endo on both tubes, but the left tube is so sticky that is affecting my left sciatic nerve. This helps to explain the painful … Continue reading Skipping my period – the journey
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 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