2017 Walk Recap!

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On March 25, 2017, we had our Endometriosis Awareness Walk here in San Diego, California.  It was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect, and the ocean was glorious!  We walked the shores of Shelter Island.

All in all, we had 77 registered walkers (oh how we’ve grown in three years!), plus a few non-walkers there to show support to their loved ones.  We raised $1,857.42 for 2017 and it was all donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America!  Of that $76.67 was from t-shirt sales, $115.75 was from the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence fundraisers, $250 was from the Element Wellness Center fundraiser, and $1,415 was from Gofundme donations!  Also, one of our walkers, Allison, raised an additional $135 for the E.F.A. with her own gofundme fundraiser!  Thank you EVERYONE!

Before the walk began, I wanted to say a few words.  Video courtesy of Richard T. Reyes:

(If you can’t hear passed my sniffles, I’ll type the speech out below):

“Endometriosis is often misunderstood by friends, family, and unfortunately our doctors.

We walk today, together with thousands of women around the world, to show support to one another and spread awareness in our communities.  Raise your hand if you have Endo – look around you.  We are NOT alone in this fight.  Get to know and trust your EndoSisters; support one another.  To the friends and family who walk today, thank you for your patience, your love, your understanding, and your desire to learn with us.  Our journeys are made easier with you by our sides.

We are not weak.  Or crazy.  We are STRONG and relentless Warriors!  We are an army of 176 million!! I am One in Ten.”

To me, these events are not only to raise awareness, but to show and receive support from those who understand exactly what we are going through!  That could be fellow EndoSisters, friends, and family.  And this year roughly half of our attendees had Endometriosis, which meant the other half was their support system! PURELY FANTASTIC!  Photographs have been submitted by various attendees (and used with their permission) and will be posted at the end of this blog entry 🙂

A huge THANK YOU to my husband, James, for providing security; Marie for being our resident medical staff; Timbrely for running check-in; my Mum for all of her help; and to everyone who helped tear down the event.  And thank you for the Endometriosis Foundation of America and the Endometriosis Research Center for providing brochures that we could pass out!

Also, if you attended and haven’t yet had a chance to fill out our anonymous survey, please do so – your responses will help improve future walks.  Click here 🙂

Plans for next year are already underway.  If you’re in the SoCal or San Diego area, save the date:  March 24, 2018.  And, as always, if you’re in the SoCal area, please feel free to join our private Facebook group or attend one of our monthly support group meetings!  We need to be there for each other more than one day a year. ❤

This year we also gave away awareness bracelets.  In order to get one, though, our walkers had to write out their thoughts, opinions, or questions about Endometriosis:

Endometriosis Thoughts, Opinions, and Questions by our Walkers

 

  • Interested in learning more about natural remedies (diet/exercise) to help with infertility.
  • I wish that I knew about this org when I was in treatment back in 2010.
  • How is that German Shepherd doing?  Endo is MOOP.
  • Endo took me from an active 19 year old to a girl who never works out or has the energy to go on outdoor adventures anymore!  I miss the old me!
  • Endo pain is not period pain!  It is debilitating and chronic.  Sometimes, most times, pain meds don’t work!
  • How many women suffer from Endometriosis?
  • Very few people know the affects of Endo.
  • Shocked that I hadn’t heard of it sooner considering how prevalent it is.
  • I have had “Endo attacks” in job interviews, on airplanes, on dates.  It knows no limits, it is ruthless and it can be so isolating.  More research! More funding! ❤
  • What percent of women are affected by Endo?  It’s mind-boggling how little is known about Endo, by the medical community or the general public. 😦
  • Do I have Endo? I need to get checked.  I only have a period every 3-4 months with a lot of pain.
  • Endometriosis isn’t a well-known disease.
  • Heat will be your best friend. 🙂
  • Does food actually help with flare-ups? Or just help not as bad?
  • Endo can attack many different parts of the body, not just the “female parts.”
  • I’m concerned about doctors being able to diagnose without invasive procedures.  Like, why not have an MRI just before a period, when the tissues could be large and visible?
  • Fact: Family support helps those that suffer.
  • I want to do a demo on Endo.  Groups of girls showing every 1 in 10 women have Endo.  Volunteer 100 people at Balboa Park, showing a large circle, 10 people out of 100 break the circle and move into the center showing people how many.
  • I hate seeing my sister in pain – makes me ANGRY!
  • EndoBelly! How to make it go away?
  • I hope they can find a cure for Endo in my lifetime.
  • It’s really hard watching what these girls go through daily.
  • Endo has no cure!
  • What is longest someone has had Endo?  If known.
  • Endo affects 1 in 10 women.  This is not a statistic.  This is an epidemic!
  • I’m walking for my dear friend, Mirna.  She has been through so much.  Thank the Lord God for her wellness. ❤ 🙂
  • It’s so beautiful to see all these WARRIORS! Pain brought us together, but strength will get us through the future. ❤
  • Love to all of my sisters who fight for peace every day!  YOU ARE WORTH IT!
  • Endo affects 176 million women worldwide.
  • Did you know symptoms of Endo can include other diseases like Celiac disease and Anemia?  Skin breakouts?  Crohn’s disease?
  • There is not enough awareness for an illness that affects so many lives.
  • Prayers for all Endo sufferers for a pain free walk/day.
  • Endometriosis.  Fact:  Takes an emotional toll on the spouse also.
  • #endopower

Once again, thank you to everyone who donated attended our walk, and helped!  That day, and every day, is all about support and awareness.  It would be nothing without you.

Love, Lisa

Photographs!

Feel Good Fridays!

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Photo by Richard T. Reyes

It’s FRIDAY!!!

Nearly a week ago, my beloved and I had a “wedding” in the desert. Why in quotes?  Because, we were secretly wed on June 8, 2016; and 99% of our friends and family didn’t know.  We chose April Fool’s Day as our “wedding” date, with a full Dune-inspired ceremony, dinner, dessert, dancing, and camping.  And, of course, to announce our big secret.  It was perfect.  And we’re both still glowing.

Nearly 200 of our closest friends and family attended (some of whom we hadn’t seen in years), which has inspired today’s quote.  Some say Karl Marx once said this…others say it’s a misinterpretation of what he originally said.  Regardless, of who said it or what the original intent was, the message is still beautiful:

“Surround yourself with people who make you happy.  People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need.  People who genuinely care.  They are the ones worth keeping in your life.  Everyone else is just passing through.”

And it’s so very true.  Whether those people be friends, family, or friends you consider family ~ hold them close, never take them for granted, and cherish them…

Also, if you haven’t already, click here to go vote for who you think should win the Grand Prize for our coloring contest!  The winner will have their design featured on a t-shirt, and all sale profits will be donated directly to the Endometriosis Foundation of America!  Voting ends May 31, 2017.

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Blood Biomarkers & Endometriosis – added a 2017 study regarding CA-125 levels and helping diagnose Endometriosis.

Reader’s Choice : Hysterectomies & Myomectomies Spreading Cancer? – added a 2017 report published in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons regarding using specimen bags during  morcellation procedures.

Vote for The Coloring Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner!

That’s right!  You get to choose, my lovely readers!

Over the past several months, we have held a Bloomin’ Uterus Endometriosis Awareness Coloring Contest.  Each month that we received submission, a winner was chosen.  The contest ended March 31, 2017, and now YOU get to choose the Grand Prize Winner!

What the heck does that mean?  That means you vote and I’ll work with Teespring.com to make sure the winning image is screenprinted on a t-shirt, and 100% of the sale profits of those shirts will be donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America!

So, you ready?  Fill out the voting field below the last picture and submit!  If you dont see the submission form, please email me here.  Voting closes on May 31, 2017.  Please only vote once.  And please don’t vote for a submission simply because someone asks you to – vote for the one you think best deserves to win. ❤

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Good luck to our three contestants!!!

Feel Good Fridays!

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Well, I’m writing this to you early since I’ll be away on Friday (getting ready for our April 1st wedding!!!!!!!)…so here’s to hoping the “schedule” functions works correctly and this posts Friday morning 🙂

This Friday’s quote is by Australian author, Nikki Rowe, inspired by my great long weekend with my Mom in town; being with family; being amidst nearly 100 EndoSisters, family, friends, and strangers; and a general thought that needs to spread like wildfire:

“I don’t want fleeting friendships or relationships or passion in life, give me fleeting moments in coffee shops and walks by the water but I will never be satisfied with empty kinships that are fleeting & undecided. Those connections are what make us all human and I dare not settle my wild little heart for something of so little depth.”

Have a GLORIOUS weekend!  Spend it with those people that matter most to you.  Rekindle old relationships that may have fallen stagnant.  Evaluate those that may be toxic to your life.  Grasp onto the meaningful and loved friendships.Find your passions and pursue them, overcome with madness and a desire to achieve.  But most importantly?  Find those qualities deep within yourself first…love who you are, or who you can become.

Lisa

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Endometriosis & the Bowel – added a 2017 study published in the ACG Case Reports Journal of a woman with an endometriosis mass within her intestine, which required excision.

Links – added EndoStore.org to our lists of businesses that donate a share of their sale profits toward helping women with Endometriosis.

Natural Products I’ve Fallen in Love With – added a spot acne treatment by Orglamix.

Share Your Story: Sarah

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New to San Diego, Sarah was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was 38 years old, after seeking help for over 20 years.  Today, a year later, she shares her long and difficult Journey with us.

Sarah’s Journey:  I’m home from this year’s Endo March. I met some lovely people, reconnected with new friends (I’m new to San Diego), and learned a lot. One of those lessons was hard. It’s not as simple as saying Endometriosis changed my life or changed me.

It’s that it, along with other health problems, shaped me and, as all of this runs its course, my identity is changing. Parts of what I value about myself have shifted and this time the change is so deep that it may be irrevocable. I don’t know if I can get those pieces of me back. I used to be strong. I used to be fast. I could paint a painting in a day, code a website so that your head spun, learn a skill and build a 16 hour class around it and teach it inside a week.

When I was a kid, I was the *fasted* kid in the fourth grade. I outran everyone regardless of their height, gender, or age in the fourth grade. And I worked on my grandparents’ farm in the summers. I lifted hay bales. I carried things bigger than me! I was strong. I was fast. And then my body started changing. My weight shifted. My period started.

When I was 15 the pain of it became unbearable, I thought at the time. It lasted 8 days and it was heavy for most of them. I would throw up or pass out sometimes because of my period. I was anemic. I came home from school frequently because of my period. My mother was irritated and didn’t think it was real. And don’t get upset with my mother!

It turns out she had Endo, too. She didn’t get diagnosed until she was in her 50s. So, it’s no wonder she looked at my suffering and thought it was normal–it’s what she was told about her own suffering. And she’d never heard of Endometriosis.

Something else that happened when I was 15 was that I managed to subluxate some of my ribs and score a compression fracture in one of my thoracic vertebrae. The simple action of getting dressed for school is what made this happen.  So, in addition to period pain, there was constant pain in my upper back–constant and chronic as in every single day, every single minute, there was pain. The doctor my mother took me to accused me of trying to get out of gym class and didn’t even order an X-ray. I found out about the bone damage 9 years later when I was getting X-rayed for something else.

This set the stage for doctors not believing me about any of the pain I was in.

It also kept me exercising no matter how bad the pain got because I was told that exercising would make my “imaginary” pain better. I took myself to a gynecologist because that was my only option. Thanks, Planned Parenthood, for being a thing. They didn’t diagnose endo. To be fair, no one diagnosed it or considered it for another 23 years anyway. So, I still only have love for them. At least they listened.

I first learned about Endometriosis from a high school friend who had been diagnosed. Her suffering was worse than mine, so I never considered that I could have it. I assumed I was being given accurate information and that my pain tolerance must just be low. I kept my head down, took ibuprofen everyday for my back and more for my period, and kept on not getting any better. I took ibuprofen every day for about a decade. I took lots of ibuprofen. Every day. It didn’t stop the pain but made it manageable, tolerable.

I also started taking birth control pills at some point. Some brands helped with my period pain, some made it worse. All of them had side effects that kept me switching or stopping altogether. Benefit to detriment ratios became nearly daily contemplations. At some point, I decided The Pill wasn’t worth it. Pain was a better option.

I’m pretty sure that decision came after I ended up in a neck brace/soft cervical collar from a little traffic accident followed by carrying something bigger than me incorrectly. I couldn’t get my doctor to believe how much pain I was in then, either. So, I took so many ibuprofen than I pooped blood for a few days. When I told my doctor that, she finally sent me for physical therapy, an MRI, and to a neurologist. Needless to say, that was the end of my love affair with ibuprofen. I can take other NSAIDs, but, even now, over a decade later, ibuprofen creates horrible abdominal pain and blood where there shouldn’t be any.

So what about those cramps? Aspirin was my first solution. It thinned out the clots, so that was a relief. It didn’t do nearly as much for the pain. I got really good at controlled breathing and pretending. And I had to pretend. About this time, I had to change jobs due to carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome. I couldn’t do my lame desk job. I couldn’t paint. I even had trouble cooking for myself. (I will be forever grateful to the Mexican restaurant down the street from me at the time and their mostly-healthy, affordable tacos.)

I started teaching. The classes were intermittent and the pay was good, which allowed me time to recover in between teaching stints. I didn’t always manage to schedule classes around my period, but I tried. Working from bed on the worst days is a luxury most of us don’t have. It’s a luxury I sometimes had. Eventually, my arms and hands improved so I could re-learn all my painting skills, but my period never got better. It was always something I dreaded. And still, no gynecologist gave the pain a second thought. Eventually, I stopped talking about it. I pretended.

Just like I pretended in front of my students. Most days I was behind a computer screen. Some days I was also behind them. So I could keep my voice level–or even happy–while I hunched over, massaged, turned green. And in a decade of teaching, very few students noticed enough to say anything or react. Every now and then someone would mention something about my voice not matching or seeming like I was acting. It’s true. I was acting. I was pretending to be okay. And once, a male student turned around to look at me while I talked…. He did the whole Warner Bros. cartoon shock face reaction and turned back around again. I kept on talking, joking, whatever. Even though my back hurt, my arms and shoulders hurt, my period was Hell on Earth, it was all fine as long as I could still go dancing and still go walking.

My health sometimes kept me away from dancing for months or more at a time, but I always got back to it. I performed a little, even. I spun fire. I belly danced. I even got to perform on the main stage at Rakkasah a couple times. It was a luscious and frivolous hobby, and it got me out of bed. Over and over again, dancing was the reason I got out of bed, left the house. There might be weeks at a time that I didn’t teach–that I didn’t *have* to leave the house. Dancing got me out. Going for walks got me out. And then I fell down hiking. With 3.5 miles to go and the sun waning, I messed up my left leg. No one believed how bad that was either. So I did the best I could. I limped for a couple years. No biggie. I went for shorter and shorter walks. I still danced as best I could. Then I twisted my sacrum. Finally, by lying about what happened, I convinced a doctor to get me into physical therapy. I limped less.

And my period ever so subtly kept getting worse. I had these horrible things called Essure coils put into my fallopian tubes as a form of permanent birth control. I’d given up on The Pill and the risk of pregnancy wasn’t something I wanted to continue facing. Sex became an experiment in torture after that. Any deep thrust was like a knife inside my gut. And my period, yup, kept getting worse. And slowly, I started to bleed in between periods a bit and have discolored discharge.

In November of 2015, I had a period every week. It wasn’t constant blood, just one massive clot every Wednesday. Seriously. Every. Wednesday. So I made an appointment with a doctor to talk about that and an increase in my lower back pain and the leg pain that just wouldn’t go away and about blah blah blah medical history. She was not amused. She was not terribly helpful. She also didn’t really believe me about the pain–except for my period/pelvic pain. She referred me to a specific gynecologist, for an intra-vaginal ultrasound, and for physical therapy. I don’t know if the physical therapy, the ultrasound, or just my body continuing to fall apart was the cause, but inside a few weeks I was barely able to walk at all.

I went back to the doctor–with husband insisting on coming along (yay!)–after literally falling down on the ground because my legs gave out. It wasn’t the first time this had happened, but it was the most shocking and the most painful. My left leg, in particular, felt like there were large hunks of twisted metal in it when I walked mixed in with the feeling of cleavers. The twisted metal and cleaver pains were new. An MRI, some x-rays, and a physiatrist appointment later, I was getting epidural cortisol injections to my spine. They helped a little. The physiatrist said that the amount of pain I was in didn’t make sense based on the testing. Then he added something wonderful. He said, “There must be something else going on.”

When I finally got in to see the gynecology specialist, I had yet another intra-vaginal ultrasound. This one with saline because she thought I had uterine polyps. She was right. That experience was so painful I could barely stand afterward, let alone walk. I was scheduled for a hysteroscopic polypectomy. That also helped with a little of the pain. Again, I was told there must be something else.

After those two procedures, chiropractic and physical therapy visits were more useful. I could get from the bed to the bathroom with out resting. I could eventually walk from my car to my appointments without gritting my teeth or taking breaks. The blood in between my periods was gone, but my period pain was no better. It was still getting worse, and the rate of my cute little decline had increased as my physical activity had decreased.

In May, we moved to San Diego. In July 2016, I wept, yelled, and pleaded my way into laparoscopic surgery to remove the Essure coils (and my fallopian tubes because that’s how that’s done) and to look for Endometriosis. I was in so much pain–back breaking, mind numbing, fully crippling, life-hating pain–during my periods that I went in asking for a hysterectomy. She talked me down. During surgery, she found extensive Endometriosis. For whatever reason, whether it was all that exercise I used to do, my low-estrogen diet due to Hashimoto’s Disease, or just pain luck, I had very little scar tissue and no adhesions. She deemed it Stage 1 Endometriosis. When the pathology report came back, it verified Endometriosis, said that my removed fallopian tubes showed not only a bunch of endometriosis, but also evidence of a previous burst. It didn’t specify if that was from an Essure coil puncturing a tube or from something else.

23 years after first seeking help, I got it. My uterus prolapsed mild-moderately after surgery. Lupron wreaked havoc on my body after surgery. But, I’m figuring out how to walk again. It’s arduous. It’s frustrating. It’s painful. It’s also working–slowly. This is part of what was so hard about today.

All those little mentions of non-Endo pain mostly have to do with another health condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It’s a collagen disorder. People with Ehlers-Danlos are extra flexible and are prone to dislocations, subluxations, sprains, and the like. It also takes us longer to heal. And there’s a higher rate of Endometriosis among Ehlers-Danlos sufferers than among the general population.

And I’ll type this again for my own stubborn benefit: It takes me longer to heal. I am no longer fast. I am no longer physically strong. I have trouble lifting a gallon of juice, let along a hay bale.

And not only did I finish dead last today, I couldn’t even speed up for the photo at the end. I just couldn’t. It wasn’t physically possible for me to go faster. I was already hiding a limp and pretending to not be nauseous. Lisa said not to worry about it, to keep going at whatever pace I could manage (thank you for that). But I do worry about it.

I used to keep myself going because even if everything hurt, I could still walk. As long as I could walk, I would be okay. And I know it’s been less than a year since surgery. I know that I’m still clearing hurdles, even if they are only 3 inches tall.

I also know, as of today, that I have to find new ways to define myself. Because the effort to get well is more important than my notions of who I am.

I am no longer fast. I am no longer strong. These are things I need to accept because, in hindsight, holding on to those two identifiers so desperately probably did me more harm than good in my past recovery endeavors. Pushing myself to get to a goal is not something I can do anymore. The risk of long term harm is too real.

The difference between being able to physically get myself out of bed or not is as small as turning incorrectly or walking too fast. I have to be okay with just finishing. I have to be okay with not finishing. Because I have to be okay.

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I want to send a special Thank You out to Sarah for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and small victories with us today.  You are a beautiful, brave, and strong woman.  You’ve been an incredible support and inspiration, a driving force with our little circle.  And I adore you for it.  Your brutal honesty with yourself, and our readers, has brought me to tears today.  Continue to embrace who you are.  ❤

 

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And if YOU would like to share your story, you can do so by clicking here.  The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoSisters, and our friends and family, too.

Yours, Lisa.

Feel Good Fridays

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You may have noticed my regular absence from new blogs. Well, I’m making excuses!! Not really…but excuses!  Our Endo Walk is TOMORROW!! YAY!  And our wedding is one week away! So February and March have been jam-packed with prepping and planning and shopping…and very little time for anything else.

That being said, I miss researching and writing.  And look forward to getting back into it after the festivities!

So, today’s quote is by Kobi Yamada,

“Believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else.”

Understand that you may very well be the one person that lifts another up, reveals a course of action, or helps another rise.

Be that Light.

And have a wonderful weekend!

❤ Lisa

Blogs I updated this week:

Natural Products that I’ve Fallen in Love With – added a daily make-up brush cleaner (it’s a spray) for those in-between-brush-shampoo days.  Also added an all natural lip plumper.

Feel Good Fridays!

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It’s Friday!!!  And a lucky one at that! St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorites! Why? I get to wear insane amounts of my favorite color: GREEN! 😀  So here I am in a gigantic puffy green top hat, my shamrock tank top, absurd shiny green eyeshadow, and a chunk green ring.  I was giggling on my entire drive to work since my top hat had smooshed up against the roof of the Jeep.  Just…FUN!

So, today’s quote is from Richelle Goodrich:

“It’s okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.”

EMBRACE your inner silliness every once in a while!  Be a goof.  Enjoy life. LAUGH!  …and…

Have a wonderful weekend!

💚 Lisa

Blogs that have been updated this week:

Adenomyosis– added a Feb. 2017 study regarding imaging studies and diagnosing Ado, published in La Radiologia Medica.

Bladder & Endometriosis – added a Jan. 2017 study about a woman who suffered kidney damage due to Endometriosis on both of her ureters, published in Port J Nephrol Hypert.  Also added Feb. 2017 study about a woman with bladder Endometriosis, published in International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

C-Sections & Endometriosis – added a Feb. 2017 report of woman whose giant c-section lump had ruptured, published in Journal of Case Reports and Studies !  Also added March 2017 study regarding three new cases of c-section scar/abdominal wall Endometriosis, published in International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Endometriosis & The Bowel – added Feb. 2017 study regarding excision surgery for colorectal Endometriosis and fertility issues, published in European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.  Also added a Feb. 2017 study in Gastroenterology Research about a woman with Endometriosis on her colon, which was discovered because of rectal bleeding, followed by two colonoscopies.

Endometriosis & The Lungs – added March 2017 study about a woman who went to the emergency room due to pain and difficulty breathing two days after her period started – she collapsed while undergoing testing and was whisked away into surgery, published in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

Natural Products that I’ve Fallen in Love with – added Orglamix’s miracle worker color correcting cream and Orglamix’s cuticle oil pens.

Share Your Story: CS

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CS was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was 34.  Now a year later, she shares the story of her diagnosis with us.

CS’s Journey:  I didn’t think I could have endometriosis because I didn’t have bad menstrual cramps or heavy bleeding. What I did have, were bouts of pretty severe-left-sided pelvic pain. I first started noticing it a few months after I had my child, and I don’t think I have to tell you that I was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

Eventually, an ultrasound just happened to spot an endometrioma on my left ovary. I had exploratory surgery, during which my surgeon removed the endometrioma – and found endo also growing on my ureter, sigmoid colon, and so forth. I’m feeling better since the surgery, with much reduced pain. Now I have to decide what I want to do next with my treatment

Words of Advice:  I guess, don’t rule out endometriosis just because your periods aren’t bad. It can still be hiding in there.

I want to send a special Thank You out to CS for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and victories with us today.  Thank you for sharing your Journey!!!  Hoping it helps others going through similar issues.

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And if YOU would like to share your story, you can do so by clicking here.  The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoSisters, and our friends and family, too.

Yours, Lisa.

Another New Endometriosis Infographic

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I was contacted by Juno Medical – they’ve released a new Endo Infographic for Endometriosis Awareness Month and I’d like to share it with YOU!  Please feel free to visit their webpage (here) about Endometriosis for more information, as well as share their infographic all over the place.  Like Tim said in his email to me, “All the effort is wasted if we don’t manage to raise awareness for the topic.”