It has been a while since I've written, and while I don't have anything earth shattering to share, I figured I'd write a post that is a bit of a mish mosh. The estrogen gel I was prescribed to treat my vestibulodynia/vulvodynia is making a noticeable difference which is something I'm very grateful for. However, … Continue reading Vestibulodynia Update, New Game, and a Movie.
There is yet another neglected part of the vulva that not only those of us with vulva's fail to check, but also doctors. It was only a few months ago that I looked at my clitoris for the first time. For one reason or another I had never thought to pull back my clitoral hood … Continue reading Why You Should Look at Your Clitoris.
A few nights ago I had a very thought provoking dream. I won't go into too much detail except to say that this dream was like an alternate reality in which I had managed to become totally pain free. In this alternate reality I had had a total hysterectomy, just like in this reality, except … Continue reading Alternate Reality. Is Being Health Issue Free Worth It?
Hey all, I want to write a little bit about something that concerns me in the pelvic/vulval vaginal pain community. I unfortunately see it most often in the Endometriosis community, but I'm sure it's not the only place it occurs (please don't be offended, it's just a personal observation over the last 5 years). I … Continue reading Comparative Suffering: What It Is and Why you Shouldn’t Do It.
Hey all, Before I delve in I want to mention that I'll be quoting a lot from the Endopaedia which is where Dr. Redwine's life's work is located. Dr. Redwine is considered the main pioneer in endometriosis excision, and modern theories and science are still catching up to the work he did back in the … Continue reading Endo vs. Adeno. Painful Periods. Clearing up Misconceptions.
I just wanted to make a short post to pass on the information to participate in the virtual protest of the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) for proper care of endometriosis! There is an in person protest occurring today and tomorrow in D.C., but for those of you, like myself, who are unable … Continue reading #WeMatterACOG!!
Today's post is a bit off topic, but I hope that for many of you it will be insightful and comforting. Do you struggle with infertility? Will you be adopting, or finding a surrogate to start a family? One of the hardest parts about being infertile, or unable to carry a baby due to a … Continue reading A Chance to Bond Despite Infertility.