Endometriosis Explained

As if we didn’t have enough potential health problems to worry about, women of child-bearing age are becoming more and more susceptible to a painful and distressing gynaecological condition called Endometriosis.  It is becoming more common these days, effecting up to 10% of women.  ...more

The Unexplained

Recently [this post has been sitting as a draft for some time but that doesn't really matter since this topic recurs on a regular basis] there was a discussion in the IF corner of the Twitterverse about whether it is better or worse to have an explanation for your infertility. This is an old topic that surfaces every now again - usually when someone who has unexplained (or not well-explained) infertility decides to stop treatments. She knows that stopping is the right choice for her but she still doesn't know WHY fertility treatments didn't work....more

Confession Time

I have a confession to make. I suspect I will get some flak for it. Well-meant flak, but flak nonetheless. I will just offer this disclaimer: this is how I FEEL. And there are no right or wrong feelings.So here goes: I have never felt like a true member of the Endometriosis Club. Endo and I have an extremely complex relationship. In the words of Iñigo Montoya, let me esplain....more

Fuck Uterus

Today's NaBloPoMo writing prompt is: If you could quit one bad habit instantly without difficulty, which would it be?I am going rogue today because this arrived in the mail today. And it needed to be posted....more

I'm More Than My Endometriosis

A few years ago I had the most debilitating cramps I had ever experienced, as in lying-on-the-floor-of-a-moldy-basement-I-can't-move cramps. At the time, I didn't know that they weren't "just" cramps. I thought maybe despite all the precautions (including birth control at that time) I had gotten pregnant and this is what a miscarriage felt like. Or maybe somehow I had eaten a tiny weedwacker that was going off inside my abdomen. After a few days of suffering, a trip to a walk-in clinic, a trip to an ER, 4 days in the hospital, and more people looking (and poking at) my lady-bits than I'd want in my life time, it was determined that most likely I had endometriosis. ...more
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Blogging for Endometriosis Awareness: Physical Difficulties

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Oh My Ovaries! Interview with Celeb OB/GYN DR.Tosha Rogers

For those of you who don't know, I suffer heavily from fibroid uterus which just means I am a fibroid making machine. Our Reader Reach- Out honoree, Tiffany Brown, has PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and many of my friends struggle with endometriosis. Since so many women suffer from uterine related complications, I set out to investigate what we can do to help ourselves manage and treat these conditions. There are many experts in this field but Dr. Rogers has become a premiere educator on the subject due to her extensive research....more

A Pain in the Pelvis - Stumbling through pelvic pain and disease by Amanda Hall

I came across BlogHer today and just wanted to share my blog, apaininthepelvis.wordpress.comI battled Endometriosis and PCOS for years and finally had a hysterectomy in 2011. This blog shares my journey. Thanks for reading! Amanda Hall...more

Bluebirds Bring More Than Happiness; Omen Of My Long-Awaited Son

I can still see their black silhouettes—bats soared overhead against the dark of the night sky. The yard beyond was illuminated by a big farm light that buzzed on a pole, though it wasn’t much of a farm anymore.  Pieces had been sold off over the years to encroaching industry; plastics companies that left mounds and mounds of synthetic scraps of all shapes and colors.  Bits and pieces my brother and I would collect to play with as money or food or just to inspect and toss at the fence....more