PUSHUPM.O.B.B 4 Endometriosis : a great way to raise awareness of Endometriosis

A flyer do do more pushups

I’ve had the pleasure of following the efforts of one man for the past year and a half to raise awareness of Endometriosis. He’s a dedicated husband to a woman who suffers from Endometriosis, and he’s a great motivator, and someone I’m honored to call my friend.  I’d like you to meet Jason Lawson.  He agreed to answer a few questions that we could share with you today!  Curious what he’s doing?  Flex your muscles and read on…

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The Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Donor Spotlight

Endometriosis Foundation of America logo

Today I had the honor of being featured in the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Donor Spotlight!  I have enjoyed our interactions and communications with the EFA so much over this past year.  And being able to raise funds for their efforts.  They’re a huge organization, yet speak to us “little people” with such support and respect it’s incredible.  And now this?  I’m overwhelmed!

We will continue to do great things together.  All of us.



Meet Dr. Idhaliz Flores Caldera

Dr. Idhaliz Flores Caldera
Idhaliz Flores Caldera, Ph.D.

Many of you have read my blog entry Stress Levels May Affect Endo. In that blog, I mention Dr. Caroline Appleyard, her colleagues, and their research.  Dr. Appleyard and Dr. Flores Caldera have agreed to answer some questions I’ve posed to them.  Both doctors are incredibly busy; however, have still managed the time to answer these questions!

Q&A Session with Idhaliz Flores Caldera, Ph.D.

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Meet Dr. Caroline Appleyard

Dr. Caroline B. Appleyard

Many of you have read my blog entry Stress Levels May Affect Endo. In that blog, I mention Dr. Caroline Appleyard, her colleagues, and their research.  Dr. Appleyard and Dr. Flores have agreed to answer some questions I’ve posed to them.  The answers will trickle in as time allows, and rather wait for the entire Q&A session (which could be several weeks or months), I’ve decided to post what I receive, as I receive it. Here goes:

Q&A Session with Dr. Caroline Appleyard

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

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A sit down with my Gyno

Dr. Mel Kurtulus 2009 Patients Choice Award recipient photo

So today was my last Liquid Crazy injection (yay!!!) and I also had a chance to sit down with my gynecologist/Endo surgeon to discuss future treatment and ask my giant list of questions.

I wanted to share the answers with you.  Please now that these are answers for me from my physician.  If you have similar questions, I encourage you to talk to your doctor. Your situation may be different than mine. Your doctor’s opinions may vary from mine.

But I do feel a lot better.  And since some of you helped me develop my list of questions, I wanted to share the answers with you guys!

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Q&A Interview Pending

Lotus blossom with text that reads Q&A

Interviews of Dr. Appleyard and Dr. Flores (two leading Endometriosis researchers in Puerto Rico) are in the works!  They were two of the investigating team for the stress studies referenced in my recent blog.

Each has graciously agreed to sit down with me (virtually) and answer some questions about Endometriosis! I’m so very excited for this opportunity! But I want to share this opportunity with YOU!  If you have any questions you would like me to include, please leave your questions in the Comments below! I plan on submitting my questions by the end of this week.

Yours, Lisa