Share Your Story: Sandy

Watermelon with some flesh scooped out by a melon baller

Sandy has questions for our readers!  Sandy was 33 when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis.  Now 39, her pain has returned and she needs our help!

“Hi, I have posted before IDK name maybe Buffie1313. Anyway about 6 years ago I did get the shots that put you through menopause. I have struggled with my weight ever since. I did get the perfect wavy curly hair I always dreamed of. I noticed a few months ago my curls looked as if they where going bye bye. They pretty much are now. I have been able to start losing weight. And….my endo is back!!! The shots took close to 6 years to go away. I am getting the stabbing pain on my right lower abdomen, I always got it there. Now on my far left abdomen like hip bone or pelvic bone. My endo was not just before my period. It was all the time maybe with a few day break. I really feel like it is coming back with vengeance. I hurt through out my day off and on every day. When I am being active I feel like I am being stabbed on both points I said above left hip pelvis can be all day. I am feeling the pressure pain and stabs down in our lady area and other area down in that area. I refuse to do shot ever again!! To be really honest I am scared. Before sex started hurting. I had so much pressure pain down there the slightest extra pressure from sex was tearful. I have a long way to go for real life menopause to end this for good. What have you all tried that helps with this? FYI I am already on hydrocodone for neck problems..Thank God can you imagine how much worse this pain would be? But, never the less I have the stabbing, the feeling someone is taking a melon ball scooper to my insides. Any advice?”

Please feel free to email Sandy.  She’d love to hear your advice.

Peggy, Roy, & The Endo Inn

Husband and wife cutting a cake together
Peggy & Roy cutting their birthday cake –  July 2015

You may have heard about Peggy Santa Maria on CBS-TV, LA or read about her in the Contra Costa Times or various online blogs.  I bumped into the CBS-TV LA link, which was aired on their 5pm news on December 25, 2015, and just had to know more about her.  The e-mail address on their site didn’t work, so I reached out to my friend, Margaret, at The Vital Health Institute, who got us in touch.

If you don’t know about Peggy and her husband Roy, they host The Endo Inn.  The what?  As Roy says, “Stay at the Endo Inn while you have your Endo taken out.”  They have converted their guest bedroom into The Endo Inn, a room where a woman and her guest can stay while she recovers from surgery for her Endometriosis, free of charge and for several weeks, if needed.  This includes access to all of the house for cooking, doing laundry, entailing everything that covers “living,” and The Endo Inn becomes “their home.”  Roy and Peggy have been doing this since January 18, 2000.

More about The Endo Inn shortly…but right now I want to focus on the beautiful people behind it:  Peggy and Roy.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Peggy several days ago, spending over an hour on the phone with this purely delightful woman.

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