#Endometriosis Girls, I have a question! How do you manage your pain killers? Do you take maximum doses from the very beginning, so that the pain level cannot even rise too high? Or do you take one pill every now and then and then see how it works? I tried both, but am not quite sure what is the best...Looking forward to your strategies!
Valentines for us has always been a card, a message which we wouldn’t usually tell eachother any other day of the year. The past year was pretty lonely without Andy but I never really brought it up or talked about it because, ladies, compared to everything this community goes through that was in a way within my control and a choice we made so that I can stick with doctors I trust, when he has to leave for his job again in 3 months and if I can’t be with him, then that’s not something I get to winge about and if I do, slap me. Coming home after a big surgery to an empty house and long weeks of physical and mental self care, the horrible follow up procedures, the ER visits, the hysteroscopies, HSGs, scans, smears, blood tests, results and the moments of devastation and moments of positive great news in-between all of that, I missed his shoulder throughout it all. But, as with all challenges in life there are silver linings in everything. During my recovery, during my time alone, I learnt to focus on me, to prioritise me, I learnt that I’m important to me too. Most of all I learnt what this infertility journey means to me, how it affects just me. For 10 years of marriage we both have worried for eachother, I spent years thinking about what endometriosis and infertility have stolen not from me but from him. Until there I was alone with my thoughts, alone with my endo flares and my useless reproductive system. That itself was a journey to a discovery of self care and self love... he wasn’t here to do it for me. I traded stress reducing cuddles for stress reducing exercise... I traded encouraging compliments for rational, positive, self empowered thinking... I started putting the oxygen mask on myself first and found myself able to breath for the first time in years. I love this man with my entire heart and soul but boy am I happy to be just that much stronger, that much more empowered, that much more loved... I’m a stronger pillar in our 2 man team and I’ve got much more to give back to him now than I ever did. ❤️
It came!!! Super pumped for this T-shirt as it spreads awareness to a 💩 disease that no one can pronounce. The front says Endo What? which is an awesome movie that was made to educate people around the world as well as raise money for research so we can get a FREAKING cure!! 🎉🎉🎉The back has a HUGE ❓ on it made up of words to inspire, descriptive words for a fellow warrior who suffers in silence as well as causes or symptoms. Can I get a 💛 for all my endo sisters?
See ya 👋🏼 friend. Won't miss you playing up all the time but couldn't have done it without you. Also couldn't have remained sane without the amazing and brave group of women I roomed with fighting their own kind of battles. Women are so fucking strong 💪🏼
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