Kratom Endometriosis No more opioid
Chronic Illness & Endometriosis

A New Solution for Endometriosis: Exploring the Use of Kratom for Pain Relief

History of Kratom Coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and New Guinae, Kratom is a tart-tasting leaf hailed for its pain-relieving effect. The kratom leaf may be utilized as either a stimulant or a sedative based on the dosage consumed.  Kratom has been used for many centuries in other countries to taper opiate addiction, boost productivity, and […]

Advertisements
endometriosis and bloating endo belly
Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

The Dreaded Endo Belly: How to Deal with Endometriosis and Bloating

Endometriosis has been known to cause many uncomfortable symptoms. One of the symptoms that does not get enough attention is endometriosis and bloating, it has been affectionately referred to as “endo belly.” It is when the abdominal area tends to swell, sometimes to the extreme point of mimicking a pregnant belly. The “endo belly” is thought […]

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Endometriosis is Chronically Screwing with My Marriage

Having endometriosis or any chronic illness presents a lot of interesting challenges to any relationship, but now that I am married I feel the pressure ten-fold! Since the first moments my husband and I started dating, he knew that our relationship would be a challenge. There was one outing that I think will forever define how our relationship is different than others – the Kennywood trip.

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Excision Surgery: Why a Heart-Shaped Uterus Is Not Cool

One week ago today, I had my laparoscopic excision surgery performed. During the surgery, the gynecologist discovered that my uterus was heart-shaped and determined, due to my husband and I expressing a desire to conceive within a year, that resection was necessary. This made me look into why have a heart-shaped uterus was something that needed corrected, I mean heart-shaped anything usually means good, right?

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Pained, Pushed and Ignored: My Day in a Wheelchair

On Thursday I had laparoscopic surgery to excise endometrial tissue and repair potential hernias. While inside the super stellar gynecologist also observed that I had a heart-shaped uterus, which sounds awesome but apparently can cause increased risk of miscarriages. So, my doctor removed the septum that creates the “heart-like” shape to reduce this risk. The result of all these things being done is that I am in a lot of pain and recovery is taking a tad-bit longer than anticipated. Oh, and did I mention that Friday was my birthday?

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Excision Surgery: Occult Hernias, Bicornuate Uterus, and Birthday Cake

When my gynecologist first mentioned that my bilateral pain may be due to undetectable hernias, I almost wanted to laugh. Seriously, another problem that ultrasounds cannot find? In my ten-plus years of pelvic pain living, I have not once heard the word hernia mentioned. I was fighting tooth and nails to get the doctors to believe I had endometriosis, and here, I finally find a doc to say “Yup, it’s endo…” then she keeps going “but it’s also hernias.”