Hope in the Midst of Endometriosis

By | Endometriosis, Health | No Comments

This is what a normal, healthy uterus looks like, my doctor said, pointing to the computer monitor.  This is not what yours looks like. I chuckled nervously. I just want to provide you some context for what I’m about to show you, he added. Revealing what needs healing He then scrolled through photos from my second surgery. Even with my amateur ability to interpret medical images, the photos were clearly unsettling. My body is attacking the endometriosis. It’s odd: The endometrial tissue…

Read More

Overwhelmed Tonight

By | Encouragement | No Comments

Can I be honest? I feel overwhelmed tonight. I’ve been dodging the waves all week, but tonight they’re washing over me. Crashing into me… …tossing me against the crags of worry, anxiety, disappointment, and heartbreak. And I’m too tired. I feel slightly feverish, definitely fatigued, and completely frustrated by all that it seems I can’t control right now. I’ve learned by now that grief is the tether to my Life Saver. To just let the tears…

Read More

The Real Reason I Moved Back Home

By | Encouragement | No Comments
When I moved back home more than a year ago, it was one of the last things I wanted to do. I moved back home because, after years of financial difficulty following graduate school, it seemed like the responsible thing to do. Even if it's also been one of the hardest. (Anyone else with difficult family dynamics?) For most of the past year, I've been looking at the situation superficially. It's just temporary, I tell myself. Which...
Read More