1 year after my endometriosis diagnosis

One year after my Endometriosis Diagnosis

One year ago my life changed after my Endometriosis Diagnosis.

One year ago today, at 29 years old, I was officially diagnosed with Endometriosis and had excision surgery by an Endometriosis Specialist.

I am one of 176 million women worldwide who live with this chronic pain condition.

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Chronic Illness Printable Planner: Medical Binder

Medical Binder Printable

These Chronic Illness Printable Planners are for kick-ass chronic illness warriors who are ready to take control of their healing journey.

The Chronic Illness Printable Planner (Chronic Illness: Wellness Binder Kit) is a collection of 60 minimal printer friendly worksheets + digital planner designed to be a resource for individuals to manage all aspects of their current healthcare, medical history and aids in taking care of the body and mind. A necessity for individuals living with chronic pain + illness, senior citizens, and caregivers.

If you’re reading this, you probably know the drill every time you have an appointment with a healthcare provider. There are always endless forms and wracking your brain trying to remember your health history, surgeries, medications, provider names, insurance information, etc. Now you can have one place you

Does this sound familiar?

  • I just don’t have the mental capacity today
  • I have too much to do, I don’t know where to start
  • I’ll get through it and organized after [this flare, milestone, or appointment]

Here’s the thing…

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Becoming Your Own Medical Advocate

Becoming your own medical advocate is incredibly important. Especially if your healthcare system is working against you.

When I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome last year, I expected there to be a standard treatment plan set for me, given to me by my urologist. Instead, I was sent on my way with little information about the condition, a new pill to try and a pat on my back telling me to keep doing what I was doing, and a ‘see you in 3 months’.

A lot of my current knowledge about my conditions have come from my own time put towards research, not given to me by a medical team. I purchased many books dedicated to IC and pelvic pain. I read them front to back, and spent hours on google researching the best treatments before deciding on what treatments to try first.

If you’re starting out on your journey to find relief and answers to your bladder/pelvic pain, I would highly recommend these books:

  1. The Interstitial Cystitis Solution by Nicole Cozean + Jesse Cozean
  2. Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein
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