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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis

Endometriosis and Depression: Continuous Pain Can Cause a Dark Spiral

This month marks nine months of continuous pain. Nine months of eating ibuprofen like tic tacs. Nine months of sleeping with a heating pad wrapped around me despite the sweltering heat. Nine months of seeking any form of relief. If you have been following along this journey with me over the last few months, you […]

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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Excision Laparoscopy: What to Expect?

With the surgery eleven (11) days away, I am starting to worry about going under the knife. I have not undergone surgery in quite a long time – almost ten years ago was the last time! So, I am doing the only thing that I can do right now, and that is to prepare, prepare, prepare!

I am blessed enough to have my family agree to come down to stay with my husband and I for a few days to help take care of me following my surgery. From having this surgery in 2007, I do know a few things about it. So let me list a couple of pointers for anyone going under the knife like me in the near future.

Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

Hope on the Horizon

This morning I did not want to go to work, again. The last two days I have started to experience an odd, light-headed feeling throughout the day similar to being dizzy. Nothing has changed in my medicine or diet to explain why my head feels off. There is no explanation right now. Add all of this on top of my ordinary pelvic pain and you have the perfect storm of one unmotivated employee.

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?