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.
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.
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.
Every person suffering from chronic pain dislikes being asked “Are you feeling better?” or any variation of that question, because we know what the person asking does not understand: chronic means that it is not going away. There will be days that are better than others, and I do find solace in those days or even moments, for there will be days when the pain, nauseous or any other symptom may be too much to handle that day. For now, I find comfort in knowing God will not give me anything I cannot handle, and reminding myself to count my blessings.
But when you go from an active, straight-A teenager involved in community theater, high school drama club, color guard (aka flag twirler), after school job, and hanging out with friends, to all of a sudden not being able to do anything but lay in bed with a heating pad turned ALL the way up, eating pain medication, and missing school regularly… well, it really is like your old life has to be left behind and buried, while you learn to adapt to your new reality.
Has someone stuck me in a time machine? I feel as though 2005 to 2010 is repeating itself, as I am repeating the diagnostic process all over again for my chronic pain. No one wants to believe the diagnosis in front of them, and just keeps pushing me to the next doctor. Nonetheless, the pain […]