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Nerve Damage on the Vaginal Cuff After Total Hysterectomy

 Here's the link to the actual article describing my experience: .     This has happened to me and I can find virtually NOTHING written about it, except the pain filled pleas of other women it has happened to, looking for answers as to why this has happened to them and what they can do about it.  I'm going to start a place for other women who have and are experiencing Nerve Damage to the Vaginal Cuff after a total hysterectomy (as far as I can tell there's no cure and nothing to do about it but pain management) to publish their stories here on the ICIE blog.  A collection of experiences of women who have Nerve Damage to the Vaginal Cuff (I'm going to shorten it to NDVC since no one in the medical field has deigned to give a name to this diagnosis), after a total hysterectomy.  I'm pretty sure there are quite a few of us out there but no one has counted so who k

Blaze a new path! #uniquemonique

I'm letting the inspiration come from wherever it will.  I'll share some more of this lady's stuff and spell out the tie in with my blog... which will be 10 years old this year! Blaze a new path! #uniquemonique #mayaangelou #success #inspiration #vlogger #beauty #over40 #over50 #fabulous #love #journey #path A photo posted by Monique (@moniqueparent) on Jul 21, 2016 at 8:42am PDT

What is the "Endo Diet?"

Thanks to the Endo Warriors for putting this guide together.  I was told I have "allergic sensitivities" to just about everything on this list in 1989, the same year I was diagnosed with endo. The things I wasn't allergic to, my digestive system communicated to me in no uncertain terms (Irritable Colon or IBS dx in 1993) that I was not to consume them. So I thank my body's innate intelligence for watching out for me again.  Our quick guide to foods to avoid on the Endo diet. A photo posted by Endo Warriors (@endowarriors) on May 18, 2016 at 8:16am PDT

"No Estoy Enferma." The title means "I am not sick."

This is a really creative animation of one of Frida Kahlo's most famous (among the chronically ill) self portraits, The Broken Column .  The originals are on Instagram and Tumblr .  So click the play arrow and if you don't understand any Spanish I will put the translation at the bottom of this picture for you. No cheating!  Watch the animation first! No estoy enferma... 😔🍉🍃 #FridaKahlo #lacejadefrida #instadaily #picoftheday #instafrida #frida #flowers #friditis #creative #fearless #frases #quotes #frasesdefridakahlo #frasesdeamor A video posted by Frida Kahlo (@lacejadefridaoficial) on Aug 8, 2016 at 7:12pm PDT No cheating!  Really. The animation translates as:  "I am broken but I am happy to live while I can paint."  Or something to that effect. I'd like to know more about the artist, but the s

Judgement of Others from Texas Endo Advocates

Judgement of others...#nocurenochoice #endometriosis #endosisters #chronicillness #texasadvocatesforendo #endoawareness A photo posted by TexasEndoAdvocates (@texasendoadvocate) on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:23am PDT I've been dealing with these types of problems in my immediate family for almost exactly three years now.  Last week the problem suddenly got much worse.  More on that soon.

Endometriosis Foundation of America continues the awareness and education of our March Awareness Month into April with short videos by Padma Lakshmi, Allison Williams and so on.

Here are a few videos from the Blossom Ball this year.  Start each one individually because it really annoys me when a video starts as soon as I click on a site and won't stop.  They're all short and sweet.  Especially the one on the far right. Allison Williams' letter to endo for Lena Duncan.  Enjoy. Endometriosis Foundation of America from Endofound on Vimeo . In case you don't know who Allison Williams is, like I didn't: Allison Williams Actress Allison Williams is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as Marnie Michaels on the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams and Jane Gillan Stoddard, a T… Wikipedia IMDb Born: Apr 13, 1988 (age 28) · New Canaan, CT Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m) Spouse: Ricky Van Veen (m. 2015) I would like to post more s

Sorry, Ma

My DM (Dear Mother) thinks that blogging is bad for me.  Sorry, Ma.  I've gotta do what I've gotta do.  And I've gotta do this. A reminder to myself: Absolute permission: Be exactly who you are. #regramlove @ashleywilking #inspiration #iamwellandgood A photo posted by Well+Good (@wellandgoodnyc) on Mar 29, 2016 at 5:10am PDT