Category: Health

Endo Can Grow Where?

While there is an estimated 1 in 10 women diagnosed with endometriosis, one third of that group will have endometrial tissue on their bowel. This means that the endometrial tissue grows on the surface or even inside of your intestines. I am part of this unfortunate group of bowel endo patients. My symptoms were originally […]

Endo Has Stages?

Yes, endometriosis has stages, just like cancer. So, now that you’ve been told you have endometriosis, do you know what stage you are classified as?  Many surgeons leave out the classification detail unless specifically asked. Some gynecologists will not provide this information as they are not trained excision specialists and may not know exactly what […]

Endo Attacked My Intestines

You’ve got what seems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and cycle between constipation and diarrhea. Your favorite foods suddenly give you issues. You’ve already been diagnosed with endometriosis (or have you?) and you think “Great, something else wrong with me; like I already don’t have enough to deal with.” Those cramping pains are back so […]

Chronic Pain Recognized…Finally

After years of being in pain and being ignored, and misdiagnosed, I was done playing games and wanted a serious gynecologist. I wanted an endometriosis specialist. Not just someone who heard the term in passing, but knew what it was and to treat it. Living about 90 minutes away from a healthcare and medical mecca, […]

Ablation or Excision?

The Lesser of 2 Evils? Ablation or Excision? Both sound scary right? Anything with mystery words like this can be. But how do you know which is right for you? Both of these terms were thrown around in a recent OBGYN appointment and this left me confused and anxious, so I sought to do my […]