What's in My Endo Survival Kit?

My (figurative) endo survival kit is a collection of resources and tools that has helped me through the hardest times with suspected endometriosis. Today, I'm here to share what ride-or-die items I couldn't live without when I'm really struggling with my endo. To those who have been suffering with endo for years, these items might…

What You Need to Know About Fertility and Endometriosis (When You’re Not Ready to Have Kids!)

There's no feeling like finding out you might be infertile. Even though I don't want to have kids for a long time, finding out that my endo could affect my fertility was rough. As much as half of women with endometriosis experience trouble getting pregnant. For the longest time, I didn't want kids until I…

Staying Safe from Coronavirus with a Chronic Illness

It's a scary time to be someone with a chronic illness right now. Thankfully, endometriosis doesn't affect my immune system the way chronic illnesses like cancer and cystic fibrosis might. But seeing as most of the deaths from COVID-19 are coming from those with preexisting health conditions, you might be feeling a bit uncertain regarding…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks: Chic Neutrals for Winter

Winter is arguably the best time of year for us bloated girls. With the drop in temperatures, we're trading out skimpy sundresses and tight tanks for baggy sweaters and high-waisted leggings.... I think I speak for all of us when I say: FINALLY! Winter is also the time when bright, summery prints fall out of…

How to Have a Sex Life with Chronic Pelvic Pain

The first time I had sex, it hurt. And despite what the media tells girls these days, it's not supposed to! Little did I know that it wouldn't get easier over time, as the media also told me. The reason why? Pelvic pain caused by my endometriosis. It's amazing how quickly my doctor could pinpoint…

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…