Blogging For Endometriosis – One Year Later

It is so hard to believe another year has gone by and we are celebrating our FOURTH Blogging for Endometriosis Awareness campaign! Virtual high fives all around for those who have been a part of all 4 campaigns!

Blogging for Endometriosis - One Year Later

 

This year has been one heck of a year. There have been some awesome moments getting to watch my daughter start kindergarten and watch her grow and shine through her first season of cheerleading.

There have been some really high moments but there have also been a lot of low moments. Like really low moments. If you would have ever told me before that I would cut myself as a way to ease the pain and anxiety, I would have told you you were insane. Absolutely no way. Now that that has happened, I would much prefer a hug versus an “I Told You” so. There were many times I fell to my knees weeping. The song, “The Last Night” has never been more personal.

This past year I may have lost my footing and my faith may have been shaken but the worst part of this past year was feeling like I had lost my voice.

So many times I felt like I have been been in a crowded room and screaming at the top of my lungs but no one hears me. It has been difficult because I have felt at moments that even my most supportive doctors have stopped listening because they don’t know what else to do.

I have been diagnosed for 11 years and we have tried everything under the sun. Surgeries including a total hysterectomy, Lupron (the level), hormones, experimental treatments, herbs/oil, physical therapy and chiropractic therapy. Nothing has provided long lasting results.

I’m not saying that they don’t care anymore but I feel like they just don’t know what else to say or what to do. The response I get most of the time is that I am “too high risk.” Because of my history of obstructions, I know that makes this difficult but at some point the benefits have to outweigh the risks, right?

The one thing that this past year has taught me more than ever is the need to become your own best advocate. You know your body more than anyone else. If you know something is wrong, then keeping fighting. Keeping pushing for answers even if it means second, third, or fourth opinions. Do not keep silent. Stand up for your health and let your voice be heard.

While the goal of Blogging for Endometriosis includes spreading awareness and education to those outside of the endo community, we know that it just as important to take care of our own and let them know that they are supported, they are heard, and they are loved.

We are a team and we will fight as a team! I love you all & we got this as long as we have each other!

 

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Ipsy & Rocksbox Unboxing!

I was super excited last week to find some amazing goodies in my mailbox so I thought I would do a quick Ipsy & Rocksbox unboxing video to show you guys all the treasure that came inside my glam bag and jewelry box!

Items found in my February Ipsy* bag:

Emite MakeUp Professional Eyelash Curler – You can use code IPSY20 for 20% off any purchase
Eva*NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray – You can use code EvaNYC65 for 65% off any purchase
ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Cosmopolitan – You can use code IPSY20 for 20% off any purchase $39+ plus free shipping
City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini – You can use code IPSY20CL for 20% off any purchase
Mitchell & Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil – You can use code IPSY23 for 20% off any purchase

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service for only $10 and every month you will receive 5 products (either deluxe sample size or full size) inside of a cute cosmetic bag designed to match the monthly theme.

 

The goodies I received in this month’s Rocksbox:

SLATE Barred Cuff

Perry Street Isla Necklace

Wanderlust & Co Triple Cage & Crystal Silver Ring

Rocksbox is a subscription service for unlimited designer jewelry sent straight to your door for $19/month! Unlimited means you can keep the jewelry for as long or as short as you would like. You also have the option to purchase any of the pieces in your box separately at a discounted price (with your subscription, you will receive $10 Shine Spend to put towards the purchase of one of the items in your box). Each box will contain 3 pieces of jewelry based on your style survey and the items on your wish list. You can create your wish list by visiting the Rocksbox site and mark the items you love in the Wish List Gallery and you can follow Rocksbox on Instagram and any of the items posted can be added to your wish list by simply leaving a comment with the hashtag #wishlist (so easy, right?). If you are interested in trying out Rocksbox, you can use the code JAMEEBFF to receive your first month free!

 

I hope you guys have enjoyed this quick unboxing video & are having an awesome week so far!

Reminder: Blogging for Endometriosis Awareness kicks off next week! Make sure to check bloggingforendo.com to make sure you are up to date on all of the details and I hope you join us!