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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis

Spiraling Out of Control: Chronic Pain Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Life is fickle. You never know what each day is going to bring. Some days are filled with tons of hope and happiness for the future. While others, you wake up knowing the day will be off and wish you could crawl back under the covers. The problem is that you do not know what the […]

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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Endometriosis: The Benign Condition

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that typically causes severe pain and fertility issues, although 25% of women affected have no symptoms.
Additionally, nearly half of the women affected with endometriosis have fertility issues. Id. How is this a condition that is “not harmful in effect”? Just because it is not cancerous? To me, the fact that the endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, where it is supposed to grow, has the ability to produce its own estrogen, and can bind organs to each other causing severe damage and pain – is that not harmful?

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Seek Blessings in the Ordinary

The holiday season means different things for different people. For me, Thanksgiving is about family. No matter where I am in my life, I always want to be surrounded by my family. It is true that my perspective of “family” has changed over the course of the last few years, mostly out of necessity due to my distance from my blood family. Yet, when the opportunity to spend actual Thanksgiving with my family came up this year, for the first time in nearly six years, I moved heaven and earth to make sure it happened!

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Church, Loss and Barium

Aside from the shock of learning there’ll be a tube placed where it should not be, today was a good day. I woke up and went to church. I went by myself because the husband was not feeling well and wanted to watch online, but I felt this uncomfortable nagging pulling me out of bed and soon found myself getting ready for church. Watching church online just is not the same. It is nice and convenient when you do not have the option to attend in person, but when you can and emptycupare just trying to get thirty more minutes of sleep, I feel like I’m disappointing God.

Career Health

Backfired Plans.

Have you ever apologized for something only because you expected the other person to say you didn’t need to apologize? Yeah, it backfired on me. I’ve been struggling a lot lately at work. My health has been a rollercoaster since my car accident in October, my mood has been unpredictable due to the pain I […]

Health

Life of a Public Defender

Currently, I am preparing to enter my first jury trial period. The trial period occurs once every month and lasts approximately two weeks. This month I have scheduled six of my own trials to be heard, and am sitting second chair on nine others. It does not take a genius to realize that it is […]