A few months ago, I was contemplating how I would continue life in a new identity as a pain-free person. I thought my surgery in January would be a miracle and cure every ailment I have and I would wake up a new woman! Advertisements
Chronic pain consumes you, as someone who’s suffered with endometriosis pain for over a decade, I feel like an expert on the subject. It overtakes every aspect of your life and does not let up until you are gasping for your last breathe, ready to surrender. My on-going battle with chronic pain probably started earlier […]
Before you dive into this post, please be a good reader and check out Part One. Okay, have you read it? Good. Now we may begin. My Introduction to Kratom Late in November I joined an online resource group. I will be the first to admit I thought it was a support group, even though […]
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 […]
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 […]
March is endometriosis awareness month. You have probably seen some profiles on Facebook turn yellow, posts being shared with facts, and friends tweeting #fightlikeagirl. What does it mean though to have a whole month dedicated to your cause? I want to say it means a lot, I want to say that it means that people […]
Nearly six weeks have past since my surgery and it seems that my pain level has decided to even out at a 3-5 range. This is an acceptable range for me considering the realm of hell I was living prior to the surgery, but I would be lying if I did not say that I […]
It has been quite sometime since I have received a notification for any type of blogging award. So, it was rather humbling to click on the bell and see a message stating that a fellow blogger had nominated me for an award called “One Lovely Blog” Award.
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.
When I went in to have my surgery I knew the inherent risks and had a basic understanding of what to expect. Heck, I was posting about it! I had a previous laparoscopic surgery in 2007, so I thought I was an ol’ pro! Yet, ten years of growth, ten years of aging, and a new procedure make a world of difference.