Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.
I had a tooth pulled on Monday and have been dealing with daily face pain while it heals. Ugh. A gentle reminder that it’s okay to take pain medication. But still: ugh.
But, I’ve fallen in love with a quote this week:
“The path I walk lights up in flames”
― R. Karim
I just LOVE it. You, I…all of us…we are strong and vocal and Warriors and leaders and followers and game-changers and incredible people.
May whatever path you walk, however hard the trek, be set ablaze with your strength and courage.
Much love, Lisa.
Blogs I Updated This Week:
C-Section & Endometriosis: A March 2021 study published in Experimental & Therapeutic Medicine was of a 29-year-old woman who had previously had a c-section two years prior. She had also a prior diagnosis of pelvic Endometriosis and recurrent cysts on her ovaries. Two years after she gave birth, she went to her doctors due to a painful lump next to her c-section scar. Due to her previous diagnosis and subsequent c-section, her doctors suspected cutaneous Endometriosis and excised the mass. Yep; they were correct. One year after the excision, she remained symptom-free.
Endometriosis & the Bowels: Another March 2021 study was published in the American Journal of Case Reports of a 40-year-old woman who had lower right abdominal pain for years. For several months the pain worsened and also led to nausea and vomiting, so she went to the hospital. A CT scan found a lesion on her small bowel and a narrowing of the bowel as well. A colonoscopy found that the terminal ileum protruded inward (likely due to the lesion). A surgery was performed and a portion of her bowels and appendix were removed. Pathology showed “endometrium-like” tissue had invaded her bowel walls and appendix as well as nearby lymph nodes. Unfortunately, the study does not let us know how she fared after surgery and recovery.
What Does Endo Pain Feel Like: Added two Warriors’ descriptions of their Endometriosis. Have you already submitted yours? If not, it can be very therapeutic.