Being a part of the endometriosis community, you hear a lot of stories of women receiving unpleasant diagnoses. Several have discussed depression and mental health concerns, but no one really digs in deep because it’s such a taboo subject. I’ve read plenty of stories of newly diagnosed women, added my “I’m so sorry to hear” […]
Mental health is one of the most difficult topics to bring up with others, apart from sex. No one wants to admit aloud that he or she is suffering from depression or anxiety because in our society it is still perceived as a weakness to some extent. Although there have been numerous studies that a […]
Over the last ten years I have scoured the internet for many quick solutions for relief from my endometriosis symptoms, and have found, unfortunately, there are no “quick fixes.” Nonetheless, I have found many natural remedies for my endometriosis symptoms that have provided temporary relief from the pain or discomfort. Below are several of the natural remedies I have discovered.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Over the last ten years, I have searched high and low for anything to help me relieve my endometriosis pain at-home without having to go to the emergency room with each flare-up. Some have asked me to list some of the ones that I have found most helpful so that is what I have done below.