September is now behind us. Where is the year going?
Today’s quote is a good one. May you find happiness and peace and respect yourself and others.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
Be well. I’m here if you ever need to talk.
Blogs I updated this week:
Endometriosis & the Appendix: In July 2021, the Clinical Case Reports published a study of a 38-year-old female who had complaints of abdominal pain (quantified at a six out of 10 on the pain-scale), right-sided tenderness, and nausea. She had no prior surgeries. And an ultrasound found a appendix was “thickened.” A surgery was performed, and they found “blood-tinged fluid” in her pelvis, as well as uterine fibroids, and an inflamed appendix which also had some gray growths on it. They removed the appendix and biopsy confirmed it was covered in Endometriosis. She stayed in the hospital for two days. Three years later, she was still symptom-free.
Endometriosis on Your Skin: In April 2021, Cureus published a study of a 28-year-old female who had previously undergone a surgery to remove her gallbladder. She had no prior history of Endometriosis symptoms. One day she developed a small bumps inside of her belly button that grew and bled (only during her menstrual cycle) over the past year (since her gallbladder surgery). She had no other signs or symptoms of Endometriosis. The bumps were skin-colored lesions. CT scans were performed and she was referred to a general surgeon to remove what they suspected to be Endometriosis. Their suspicions were confirmed with a biopsy: umbilical Endometriosis. It’s theorized that perhaps some sort of cell transplant occurred during her surgery from a year prior, but she still had no prior (nor later) symptoms of Endometriosis.