Relationships

Partner’s View on Endo

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Experience, Relationships | 0 comments

This article was written by our Project Endo volunteer Yasmin’s partner. “Hi everyone, I’m Yasmin’s fiance She asked me to write a little something and I’ve kinda been not doing that so I’m sorry about that now, I am though We’ve known each other for quite some time and when we were younger we didn’t have a clue about endometriosis, so it was kinda confusing for me sometimes why she’d be really tired alot or suddenly be in pain. I would catch myself thinking  ”is she here to see me or to sleep?” or “how can it hurt so...

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Heather's Fertility Diary: RE Testing

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Coping, Fertility, Relationships, Support | 1 comment

Heather's Fertility Diary: RE Testing

Tyler, my husband and I had our first meeting with the Reproductive Endocrinologist last Wednesday (January 9, 2013). I will get back to the consultation in a moment, but first I want to share something with you. The night before the RE consultation, my 19 year old sister called me with news that I was not prepared for – she called to tell me that she was expecting. A million emotions ran through my head, and I feel guilty to admit that they were not all good thoughts. All night long, I tossed and turned trying to heal my hurt. I even had a good cry before my consultation. The next...

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Heather's Fertility Diary

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Coping, Experience, Fertility, Relationships, Support | 6 comments

essay writing Before I begin to jump in on sharing my fertility journey, and my personal feelings and emotions regarding the issue, I think that I should give you a short biography about myself. For starters, my name is Heather Pickens. I grew up in the Midwestern region of the United States before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in the spring of 2012. I am 26 years old, and have been married for four years. Like many of you, I live with endometriosis. I also have been diagnosed with two other chronic illnesses, Interstitial Cystitis and PFD. I launched the Hello Endo blog in December of 2012...

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Helpers High

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Experience, Featured, Relationships | 0 comments

Helpers High

Helping other people can actually be good for our health…its true! “Helpers high” is a euphoric feeling accompanied by feelings of calm after doing a good deed for someone else, and is recognised by researchers as a change in physical and emotional state. Helpers high works as endorphins are released, which we all know are painkillers – useful things for endo warriors. Sometimes it can be hard to be able to give anything to others, especially when we are in pain, or exhausted from being in pain. But, when you can, how about stepping outside yourself and doing...

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My story: Loes Heiner-van Dalen

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Coping, Diagnosis, Experience, Pain, Relationships | 0 comments

I am Louise Heiner-van Dalen, 63 years old. I live with my husband André in Elim, a little village in the east of The Netherlands. From the moment my periods started at age 15 I had a lot of cramps and stomach pain. I went to the practitioner, and he did some screenings of my blood and urine. Nothing was found. This was in 1964. The doctor told my mother that I was making it up to get attention. So my mother and my younger sister started telling me that they were strong and never complained, while I was weak and always had something to complain about. Every two weeks I had a lot of pain, and...

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Endo and intimacy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Coping, Experience, Featured, Pain, Relationships, Sex | 0 comments

Endo and intimacy

It’s a weird thing hearing from all your friends how great sex is when you yourself get pain and cramps and may occasionally bleed after. In my relationship, I’ve found that intimacy is more then sex. It’s how you touch your partner and it’s deep kisses. As a warrior I’m often fighting my fatigue and body tension which makes sex more complicated than it should be. Sometimes I felt like I had to debate with myself if it’s was worth the afterwards pain. Especially because I would faint if he hit a certain place due to my endo mainly being recto vaginal. I...

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