The Sick Girl's Guide to Hacking Your Health Insurance

At the end of 2019, millions of Americans renewed their insurance or chose new health insurance plans as the New Year began. Over the past two years, I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about using my health insurance benefits. However, I've also learned how to hack my health insurance to get the…

Estrogen Balance and Endometriosis

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. My advice is based solely on my experiences as a patient. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your health regimen! Happy Valentine's Day! What better day to celebrate female hormones, amirite? (Hey, don't look at me like that.) If you're a woman, you won't be…

Five Endometriosis Hacks You Haven't Thought Of

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment for items purchased through my blog. Thanks for supporting Lovely & Lazy! One of the reasons why chronic illness is so frustrating? Sometimes, it feels like we've exhausted every possible option. And trust me, after the 10th fruitless specialist visit, I get how it…

Book Review: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

I'm not going to lie: when I first read WomanCode, the book didn't resonate with me the way it does now. I first picked up the book hoping to learn a little something more about my hormones and the female body -- which I did. But it didn't teach me anything I couldn't have learned…

Health Update: Cleveland Clinic's Center for Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain

Wow, what a whirlwind today has been! Today (as of writing this post), I just got home from an appointment at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain. Finally, I feel like I've found answers after nearly two years of searching for them. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know…

Gut Health Update: All About Endometriosis

You may have noticed that I've been quiet on the topic of my gut health recently. That's because, well, my doctor and I aren't quite sure if my gut's actually the problem! If you've heard of endometriosis, then you know how painful and debilitating this condition can be. (If not, I highly recommend reading The…

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s Office

Earlier today, I experienced the scenario that those of us with chronic health conditions have nightmares about: my doctor didn't believe me. The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most vulnerable relationships you'll ever have, especially if you have a chronic health condition that requires long-term care. So, when you bare your soul to your…