Started my period today, so I’m medicated and taking a sick day. The pain woke me up at 2:30 this morning.
So, I want you all to remember on this Feel Good Friday, that it IS okay to take time for yourself. Sometimes it’s the only thing you can do.
Today’s lovely quote comes from Richard Simmons – he was very inspiring during this morning’s aerobics.
“It’s consistency and looking in the mirror every day and giving yourself some compliments. Being kind and non-judgmental to yourself and others. … If we did that, it’d be a better world.” ~ Richard Simmons; 2014, on CNN
I truly hope you take this quote and do it…every day. I know I will.
Blogs I updated this week:
Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our November session.
A recent study published in New Scientist magazine discovered that mice with Endometriosis proved to be more anxious and depressed than mice that did not have Endometriosis. Behavioural changes in the mice with Endometriosis led to this conclusion. It is believed by the authors that Endometriosis actually reprograms the brain, but it’s unknown as to how these changes occur.
Others believe that the anxiety and depression women with Endometriosis experience may be tied to their pain and infertility issues. They believe that the way the body perceives pain has been altered, which affects anxiety and depression.
The authors hope that their findings now instigate more research as to how Endometriosis affects the central nervous system; not just reproductive health.
I myself will be doing more research into this topic, too! Expect more ahead!
issuu.com – (Article; November 2017) Endometriosis Affects the Brain (if you’d like to read the article, it’s on Page 16)
New Scientist (November 2017) – Endometriosis Affects the Brain
~ Again, I am a layman. I do not hold any college degrees, nor mastery of knowledge. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. If curious, do your own research 😉 Validate my writings. Or challenge them. And ALWAYS feel free to consult with your physician. Always. Yours ~ Lisa
Happy Friday!!! I may not have had the time to finish a new blog entry for the week, but please take a look below. I’ve updated a few with new studies that have come out.
I look forward to having more available free time to dedicate to new entries (sorry…life’s been busy). Which leads me to today’s quote:
“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.”
― Izey Victoria Odiase
I need to remind myself to stop, sit, and just…relax. It’s been a go-go-go-go lifestyle for the past several months and hopefully this holiday season I can have some sit-down & do nothing” time. I’m hoping you can do the same.
Have an INCREDIBLE week.
Blogs I updated this week:
Endometriosis & the Lungs – added a case study of a 37-year-old woman with Endometriosis lesions in her pleural cavity. Published October 2017 in Radiology Case Reports.
Endometriosis on Your Skin – added a case study of a 49-year-old woman who suffered from a painful, swollen, stinky lump in her belly button for six years. Published October 2017 in EC Gynaecology.
Stress Levels May Affect Endo – added a study on how stress may stimulate Endometriosis growth. Published November 2017 in Sage Journals.