PUTTING IT DOWN ON PAPER

Depression has hit me hard lately. It’s always looming over my head like a storm, but it still seems to sink me deeper sometimes. If you don’t know what depression feels like, a good way to describe it is like a mosquito (or some other annoying bug) buzzing in your ear constantly, and you can’t swat it away. It’s unignorable – which apparently is not a real word, but let’s just ignore that little fact.

I haven’t been used to writing so I couldn’t even remember what writing program to open and write with. I figured it out, but that’s not how I want things to be going.

I don’t think I’ve cracked my laptop open in several days, which has been an ongoing trend. This plastic paper weight has just been sitting there, mocking me, and for some reason my cat thought it would be a good idea to sleep on it a couple of times. Because a hard plastic surface is comparable to a fluffy couch… I’ll never understand that! (Photo is reference for how comfy my cat looked while sleeping on my laptop.)

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A LITTLE UPDATE ON MY HEALTH

Hello.

So, as of lately, I haven’t been the swellest. I was going to say ‘wellest’, but nixed that since it’s not a word.

(This post involves Endometriosis and uterus talk.)

I found out I may have more Endometriosis lingering after having had fairly extensive surgery for it last year, and the chance at getting a partial hysterectomy for my Adenomyosis is very slim, unless I search like a mad woman through all the possible doctors, which is definitely not an appealing prospect. I can’t even remember how many different doctors I’ve seen in the past few years – heck, mainly the last year. Continue reading “A LITTLE UPDATE ON MY HEALTH”

APRIL IS A LOT OF THINGS, INCLUDING ADENOMYOSIS AWARENESS MONTH!

April is spring, but April is also awareness for an odd-sounding health condition.

Adenomyosis is a disease similar to Endometriosis (check out my recent post on Endometriosis from last month: March is Endometriosis Month – What It Is, and Why It Matters.) Instead of growing outside the womb like Endometriosis, endometrial tissue grows inside of the wall of the womb – at least that is my layman’s understanding.

I don’t quite feel like writing another long medical-based post because that isn’t my forte. However, I wanted to write this post in hopes it helps bring a sliver more awareness.

Whether you’re like me, and are still experiencing terrible pain after having your Endometriosis treated via excision (excision is the “Gold Standard” treatment for Endo… check it out if you haven’t heard of it), or if you’re undiagnosed and looking into possible explanations for your pelvic/abdominal pain.

**I am not a doctor, so please don’t rely on this information completely – I’ve Googled as best as I can, plus added my own experience, so things may not be perfect! Continue reading “APRIL IS A LOT OF THINGS, INCLUDING ADENOMYOSIS AWARENESS MONTH!”

MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH – WHAT IT IS, AND WHY AWARENESS MATTERS

Well, it’s (late) March, and that means it’s Endometriosis Awareness Month! Not much to be excited about, sorry – except for bringing awareness to such a terrible disease. I was officially diagnosed last year, and that diagnosis took approximately five years to finally hear. That said, I think it’s important to talk about this under-reported disease.

This is a long read with some gory details, but that’s naturally part of the disease. I understand if you’re not comfortable reading about it, I get that way, too. I’m not one who’d feel comfortable spreading awareness about this in person, so a post is a much easier way for me to talk about it.

**I am not a doctor, so please don’t rely on this information completely – I’ve Googled as best as I can, plus added my own experience, so things may not be perfect! Continue reading “MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH – WHAT IT IS, AND WHY AWARENESS MATTERS”