Feel Good Fridays

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It’s FRIDAY!  Welcome to the Almost-Weekend! Here we are…and we made it through yet another week.  Can you believe July is almost over? Where has the time gone?!?!

Today’s quote is inspired by the great time I had out with friends last night.  Just a wonderful evening of swimming, playing pool, eating, and enjoying each other’s company.  Lots of laughter.

“It’s laughter that lubricates our irritations, that releases our tensions, that feeds our joy… it’s the laughter that helps keep things warm and joyful even in the midst of pain.” 
― Emilie Barnes

I hope that you’re able to have a good, deep-down belly laugh today. And this weekend. And next week. 🙂  Have a lovely weekend!!!

Yours, Lisa

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Can Men Get Endometriosis – added studies from 1971 and 1979 of two men who developed Endometriosis in their bladders.

Question from our Reader, Candace

Candace needs your help, feedback, and advice!  She writes:

Hello, I have been an “endo” sufferer for MANY years….many, many, MANY surgeries and a hysterectomy with surgeries to follow! I don’t ever pretend to be an expert on the topic and this question certainly has thrown me for a loop….I’m hoping one of you can help!

I have had a “mystery illness” since February. Extreme fatigue, hoarseness, and right side facial pain, numbness. I have had a slew of tests all of which come back “ok”. Just this past weekend, I started with my “typical” “endo” pain. I am just wondering if this all could be related to “endo.” Anyone else ever experience facial issues related to endo?

I am looking forward to any and all responses. I have been debating on calling my specialist…. Thank You in Advance!

If you comment below, I’ll pass it on to Candace. ❤

Feel Good Fridays

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Friday! Already!?!  This week flew by!  Busy, busy, busy…

I love today’s quote and wanted to share it with you.

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.” 
― Alysha Speer

If you’re in the middle of some…crap…hold on.  Endure.  Push through.  You’ll come out the other side, eventually.  And when you do, look back and know that you possessed some incredible strength.  And still do.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend. ❤

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Endometriosis on your Skin : an abstract about a 25-year-old woman who developed Endometriosis in her belly button.

Totally Not Endo-Related

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Good morning!

WordPress allows me to upload videos to my site, so I thought I’d give it a try with a very, very important video.  Well, important to me. ❤

On April 1, 2017, my husband and I pulled off a fantastic April Fool’s Day event.  We got married…again!  🙂  James and I were formally wed on June 8, 2016, in a small ceremony at our local County Registrar’s office.  My mum, brother-in-law, and his lovely wife attended.  And we kept it a secret from *most* of our friends and family.

On April 1st, we had our ceremony at the Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot Springs, California, with our friends and family.  The Tower is one of our favorite places to visit, not only for the beautiful views, but for the history, the pups, and the beautiful people who live there.  The desert, a Dune-themed ceremony, tacos, cupcakes, dancing, and camping.  It was perfect.

We didn’t exchange rings during our ceremony.  Instead, we offered rings to each of our guests, as a pledge of our love and loyalty to each of them.  I still get warm and fuzzy when we hang out with friends who are still wearing their rings.  ❤  We made our big “April Fool’s” announcement after our ceremony and dinner. 🙂  And I’m so glad we opted to keep it a surprise.

Celebrating our union with friends and family in our own wonderful way.  Such an incredible memory.

I am so grateful.  And we are both so loved.

Our 3-minute video:

 

Video by Compass Media Productions

Photographs by Lynn Fernandez

Feel Good Fridays!

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It’s FRIDAY!  I hope you’ve all had a good week.

Today’s quote is about bravery.  This week has been full of EndoSisters speaking up, sharing their stories, encouraging others, or even just answering some questions that may be considered too personal.  And for that, I commend you. ❤

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. 

That is the sort of bravery I must have now.” 
― Veronica RothAllegiant

May you continue to have a good week, a wonderful weekend, and peaceful sleep in between.

Free Endometriosis Webinar: Dr. Justin Lin

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Our good friends at the Endometriosis Family Support Group in Riverside at doing it again! July 19, 2017, they’re offering a free online webinar by Dr. Justin Lin entitled “Fearing Endometriosis and Your Function.”

If you’d like to log on and attend, please email Megan at Megan@RMCcharity.org or follow this link.  Registration is free, but required.

A huge thank you to Megan and the Endometriosis Family Support Group for all that they do!  For more information on their organization and when they meet, please click here.

 

 

 

We have Mugs & Stickers Available!

Only five days left to order stickers or mugs 😀

Bloomin' Uterus

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Woohoo!  I got a hankerin’ to do more fundraising!  And as usual, all of the profits are donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America!  None of this goes in my pocket.  Why should it?

Now’s your chance (well, until July 10, 2017) to purchase your very own Bloomin’ Uterus mug ($10 for an 11 ounce mug) or Bloomin’ Uterus sticker ($6 which is roughly 3″ x 5″…or they have a larger size available, too).  After July 10th, Teespring will end this campaign and send everything off to the printer!

Head on over to our little store https://teespring.com/stores/bloomin-uterus (only the mug and sticker are presently active…shirts will go on sale once more in Feb. 2018 before our Endo Walk).

Mugs: Enjoy your morning coffee or tea while reading our blog?  Why not enjoy it in your very own Bloomin’ Uterus mug?  Support Endometriosis research and awareness – 100% of the profits (that’s…

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