The life of a chronic pain patient is sad, but it needs to be heard

I try to keep my blog posts on the positive side because people respond to that better. Which makes sense.  Hearing about other people suffering is something we innately run from.  It's hard to hear and tough to swallow.  But the truth is, people who live with chronic illness and pain don't get to turn… Continue reading The life of a chronic pain patient is sad, but it needs to be heard


Getting to know a new normal

I guess she's really not new, this new normal.  She's been hanging around for a while but made a poor first impression on me. And you know, first impressions are everything when making friends.  There's just something about her that rubs me the wrong way. Like how she'll smile at you and make you feel significant,… Continue reading Getting to know a new normal

My own age of enlightenment

In college I bought an old, brown, worn-out leather journal (typical hipster move) and wrote in it often.  As Hayden and I packed up our things to move a few days ago, I flipped through those pages full of messy handwriting that have been shut for so long.  The first chunk of pages were rambles… Continue reading My own age of enlightenment

Excision surgery for endometriosis is worth it – and so are you

Since my excision surgery with Dr. Sinervo at the CEC, I have received a lot of emails from women who are on the fence about having expensive surgery with an endometriosis excision specialist or a less costly surgery with an endometriosis specialist. It doesn't sound like it, but these two are very different. A surgeon that practices the excision technique… Continue reading Excision surgery for endometriosis is worth it – and so are you

A “bump in the road” is an understatement

Sometimes you just need to write out how you're feeling.  That is really what motivated me to start this blog in the first place. I try to avoid using this space as a place to vent, but I really need it right now so I'm going to let myself do it. I found out last… Continue reading A “bump in the road” is an understatement

My experience with excision surgery at the CEC

I just had my second lap for Stage 4 endometriosis at the Center for Endometriosis Care with Dr. Ken Sinervo.  I had endo/adhesions removed from the surface of my bowels and bladder, pelvic walls, ovaries (pretty much my entire abdominal cavity), and my diaphragm.  I also had my appendix removed and chocolate cysts from both… Continue reading My experience with excision surgery at the CEC