Feel Good Fridays

Prescription bottle with instructions

Well, I’m back.

As expected, the ultrasound was normal.  My doc thinks my body is a little intense this week because last month I had 2 full periods within 2 weeks of each other…and I’m now 2 days late for my August period. So, my body may just be intense and whonky…and she’s hoping it will recede once I start my period.  Here’s for hoping.

So painful ultrasound is over.  I talked about how the Tylenol 3 with Codeine only lasted a few hours yesterday…and she wrote me a prescription for Tramadol, which I’ve never tried before.  So I’ve just popped half a pill.

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Recap: Endo Workshop in San Diego

Two women sitting on a countertop talking to a group of people

Well, it came and it went!  February 23, 2017, was the day that Dr. Mara Killen of San Diego Womens Health and I presented an Endometriosis workshop at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot for their Exceptional Family Member Program.  (You may remember that Dr. Killen presented on PCOS back in December.)

Our presentation and Q&A session lasted roughly two hours and Dr. Killen gave an excellent talk about Endometriosis, the theories of causation, symptoms, medical treatment options, etc.  I covered the alternative options such as diet, lifestyle change, Eastern medicine, mental health, and physical therapy.  The gals (and one husband) who showed up came with some incredible questions!

I cannot thank the EFMP and its staffmembers enough for granting us such an incredible opportunity to reach out to our community.  And, Dr. Killen, thank you for taking time away from your busy schedule and personal life to offer such valuable information.  I will be forever grateful.

Recap: PCOS Workshop

Photos of PCOS presentation event

On December 8, 2016, we had the opportunity to reach out to our local Marine Corps community and teach a workshop about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS.

Background

A few months ago, I received an email from the Marine Corps Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program for the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot/Western Recruiting Region here in San Diego, California.  They wanted to know if Bloomin’ Uterus could coordinate a PCOS Workshop for their interested enrolled members, which included staff, service members, and/or family of service members.  Of course, I jumped at the chance!

I reached out to Dr. Mara Killen, a nurse practitioner at San Diego Women’s Health, my doctor’s office.  The staff at San Diego Women’s Health have been so incredibly helpful in my Endometriosis diagnosis, treatment, and journey and I’m so grateful that Dr. Killen agreed to speak at the PCOS presentation.

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