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About me

Location United States
Introduction I'm 44 years old & my endometriosis symptoms began at 13; I was finally diagnosed at 23. In addition to endo, I have multiple other chronic illnesses. My doctors believe many of these are related to my endo. This blog is to reach out to endo patients, other chronically ill patients, & their loved ones. The typical diagnosis occurs 9.9 years after the onset of symptoms! I have heard many women’s stories: of not being believed by their medical professionals; women who have had their symptoms marginalized or dismissed; women who go from doctor to doctor searching for someone who will truly understand, take them seriously, & help them get relief/manage their symptoms. There are many wonderful health care professionals out there who treat endo patients. Unfortunately, finding them can be challenging.
Interests Spending time with my family, reading, spending time with friends, keeping in touch with my endometriosis support group members, alternative medicine options, co-existing illnesses to endometriosis, illnesses that have been correlated in research studies to endometriosis, acupuncture, blogging, helping people, endometriosis, infertility, interstitial cystitis, IBS, vulvodynia, Reynaud's Disease, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, MCS, integrative medicine, endometriosis awareness, miscarriage, IVF, adoption, chronic illness, invisible illness, chronic pain, pregnancy loss, multiple chemical sensitivity
Favorite Movies RV with Robin Williams (I'm always up for a comedy!), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Ultimate Gift with James Garner, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (narrated by Martin Sheen), "Peaceful Warrior" with Nick Nolte, "The Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith, The Sound of Music, Ghost, When Harry Met Sally, The Great Debaters
Favorite Music Tori Amos, James Taylor, Seal, Enya, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Sting/The Police, Chicago, "Earth, Wind & Fire", David Bowie, Jane Siberry, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O'Connor, Sarah Brightman, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, The October Project, Bjork, Annie Lennox, The Bee Gees.
Favorite Books Celestine Prophecy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's writings, "Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World", Harry Potter (all of them), DaVinci Code, "Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What You Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know (Living Well)", "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Our Stolen Future