Advice for the Newly Diagnosed

I remember how it felt sitting in the doctors office after my first surgery as my doctor explained my newly discovered diagnosis of endometriosis. I was a scared 22 year old and I had no idea what to do next. No one in my family had chronic illness much less endometriosis so it was definitely a … Continue reading

Recent Test Results

I finally received the latest round of test results. I had the blood work done two weeks ago and one set of results last week and the second set came in today. My endo doctor was the most concerned about my thyroid. I have always tested as borderline but we went ahead and treated in hopes that … Continue reading

Parenting a Preschooler

Abby constantly reminds me that she will be 4 on her next birthday. Really?! FOUR?! How is that even possible? Even in the midst of my denial, I have come to the realization that parenting a preschooler is easily the most challenging thing I have ever done. Whoever created the term "terrible two's" … Continue reading

Starting Research

Last week, I had an appointment with my rheumatologist that I was a little anxious about. The last few visits to any of my chronic illness doctors have not been the most encouraging as we have gotten to the point where we have exhausted a lot of our options. John wanted to be sure that he made it … Continue reading