Feel Good Fridays

It’s FRIDAY! And a beautiful one at that.

Today’s quote is about personal growth and forging ahead. It’s a poem by Roy T. Bennett titled “Don’t Just.” And I love it. Take it to heart. And do what you can. Have wonderful weekend and I’ll see you guys next week. I hope to have time to blog about our walk next week! An army of Warriors!

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do. 
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.” 
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Blogs I updated this week:

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts: I added our December session, Chapter 22!

My 4th Endo Excision Surgery: updated the billed costs of surgery since I received Assistant Surgeon bills for both the Endo excision and the colo-rectal surgery. The total billed for my entire November procedure is $235,429.60. Insurance paid their shares and I’m (so far) zero out of pocket, other than my $2,250 co-pay. How do people do this without insurance?!?

Feel Good Fridays

Stickman holding a flower with hearts all over

It’s Friday! And happiest of Fridays!

It’s been a beautiful week of rain here in San Diego, California. We don’t get it enough, but we’ve gotten it all week this week! I looooove it! I just want to snuggle up under a heavy blanket, sip hot cocoa, and read a book! But…work beckons!

I hope you enjoy today’s quote as much as I do. It’s lengthy, but it’s amazing:

“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”  ~ Roy T. Bennett

Whatever you may be going through, or what decision await your future, do it for you. Act for you. Decide for you. Whatever needs to be done, do what YOU truly wish do to. No one else.

Live your life.

…and have a glorious weekend! Love, Lisa

Blogs I updated this week:

Bladder & Endometriosis – added a 2018 study of a woman who had blood in her urine, flank pain, and nausea. Turns out: endo of her ureter.

Endometriosis & the Lungs – added a 2018 study of a woman’s with repeated fluid build-up in her right lung cavity. Initially treated for pneumonia, she was later diagnosed with thoracic Endometriosis.

Endometriosis on the Skin – added a Sept 2018 study about spontaneous umbilical Endometriosis.  

What is Endometriosis – added a link that Endometriosis can be found on or inside the pancreas

Blogs I published this week (in case you missed it):

Endometriosis & the Pancreas – cases of Endometriosis and Endometriomas being found on/inside the pancreas

My 4th Endo Excision Surgery – what happened? what’d they find? how am I feeling? All the goods!

Feel Good Fridays


We made it through another week!  Well, two weeks, since I skipped last week due to the holidays!

Today’s quote is a simple one.  Something to take to heart and act upon.  Roy T. Bennett wrote,

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

I’m going to print it out and tape it to several things to remind me…

Have a wonderful weekend.