Elephants & Endometriosis

Me holding my stuffed elephant, Mr. Victorious
Meet Mr. Victorious!

Hi guys!

I will later give you a full update of my July 18, 2018, surgery and current recovery, but first wanted to share something super important and amazing!

For those of you who may have read the title and thought elephants have Endo, alas, this isn’t that blog – I haven’t done that research yet.  But, please keep reading…

My Mum surprised me with a gift after my July 18, 2018, excision surgery: the stuffed elephant pictured above, whom she named Mr. Victorious. 🙂  And inside the bag was this incredible note, that I share today with her blessing:

“Lisa, I was in the gift shop feeling like there was something in there for me to get you.  I had no idea what it was…

Until I saw the elephant!

Elephants in areas like Africa when one finally finds water underground will let out a trumpet call that goes out for miles around.  The elephants that hear the call come running to where that elephant is and they form a circle.  Then they all stay in place and stomp their feet repeatedly.  All of a sudden, the water rises to the surface and they are all able to drink.

This elephant reminds me of you and your Endo Sisters.

You let out that call and you and your Sisters found each other.

Someday a cure will rise to the surface and you will all be able to drink.

I love you Lisa.

Mom”

Pardon me as I, yet again, grab a tissue.  It’s true, dear Sisters.  We rally together.  We are here for one another. Always.

And, Mum, thank you for such a special gift and incredibly touching words.  I will cherish your letter, and Mr. Victorious, forever. Gonna go lay back down now and continue to heal up and relax.

Love, Lisa

Feel Good Fridays

Paper dolls holding hands

It’s Friday! Another week has come and gone. Summer is officially upon us, and the year is half-over!

Today’s quote is due to the overwhelming love and support we share in a community of Warriors.  Not just the Fighters, but our support: our friends, family, significant others, and even our pets.

“It was quite a beautiful thing, the way we simply just came to be. With no effort or trying, just slowly finding each other’s hands in the dark. No chains or promises, just a simple sign of hope that things will go on and get better.”
― Charlotte ErikssonYou’re Doing Just Fine

I would not be where I am today without you.  And you have my love and respect.

Love, Lisa

Feel Good Fridays!

hand reaching toward you, the reader!

Happy Friday! February is officially over, as is the week!  I hope you had a good one.

Today’s quote hit home when I read it.  I truly don’t know where I would be if it weren’t for all of my EndoSisters, my family, my friends, and my healthcare providers who have been so incredibly helpful on this journey.

So today’s quote is dedicated to all of you.

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.

At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” 
― Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Lisa

Feel Good Fridays!

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We made it through another week!  And if this week has shown me anything, it’s the power of togetherness. Vera Nazarian once wrote,

“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.”

I absolutely fell in love with this quote.  And it’s true.  Be there for someone when they need you, or allow someone to help you when you need them.

We’re all in this together.  Whatever “this” may be…

Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours, Lisa