Asked Me to Help!


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Screenshot from; 1/31/18


I’m so excited I’m going to BURST!

Earlier this month Healthline.coms staff asked if I would be interested in writing a few pieces for their site.  I’ve enjoyed the information they’ve had to offer in the past, and have been honored with a few of their blog awards, so I jumped at the chance to help!

They requested two things:

  1.  An Open Letter to their readers about my experience with Endometriosis, and any thoughts I wanted to share; and
  2. Tips & Tricks on handling painful sex that can sometimes accompany Endometriosis.

I jumped at the chance and began writing.

After I submitted the two pieces, I was then advised that would like to compensate me for my work.  Whua?!? You’re going to PAY me to write about Endometriosis and spreading awareness and helping support others?  …Now if you know me, you know I have this little unwritten moral code: if I make any funds dealing with Endometriosis awareness, fundraising, or the blog, I’m donating it straight to the Endometriosis Foundation of America.  I asked if they could just donate the money directly to the EFA for me; however, due to accounting reasons and stuff, they couldn’t.  So as soon as these funds hit my bank account *poof* they’ll be going straight to the EFA.

I will not, nor will I ever, profit from this damn disease.

BUT, I’m SO honored and excited and jazzed and thrilled and … excited! 😀 I wanted to share these two pieces with you.  If either of them resonates with you, please feel free to share with anyone and everyone.

The Open Letter:  Hey Girl, You Don’t Have to Live with Severe Period Pain

Painful Sex:  The Boss Babes’ Guide to Sex with Endometriosis

Thank you, Healthline staff, for this incredible opportunity for outreach and support.

If you read the articles and want to chime in your thoughts, I’d love to hear from you 🙂

6 thoughts on “ Asked Me to Help!

  1. Brilliant, hooray and thank you for speaking wisdom and truth into this nightmare. I’m psyched you’re getting paid too! Hopeful writer over here. I loved especially this: “I went through 20 years of pain, of feeling brushed off, belittled, and full of self-doubt. The entire time, the endometriosis grew, festered, worsened, and tormented me. Twenty years.”-seriously. I’ve had crap, pun intended, health insurance most of my life so a formal diagnosis and treatment were not affordable until the past couple of years. My uterus looks like battle star Galactica. It’s not fun. Approaching 40 and the pain is only tolerable because of a restricted diet and exercise plan, and even with the all natural path it still hurts to the point of vomiting, sweating, leg pain and general hell on earth, usually on day 1, but sometimes day 2, 3 and 6. So, not normal. Anyway, thanks and rock on.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I’m practically jumping up and down and doing cartwheels I’m so excited for you! I’m loving every word of this post so much! You’re such an inspiration and I deeply asmire tour advocacy for this horrific nightmarish disease called endometriosis.

    I’m gonna skip straight to your painful sex article bc, girl, the struggle is real. xoxoxo

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