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…

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Chronic Illness Warriors

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My Low-FODMAP Thanksgiving Menu

Happy November, Fodmappers! If I'm being completely honest, I had been dreading Thanksgiving this year. This is my second Thanksgiving since I went low-FODMAP for my IBS, and my first eating completely low-FODMAP on Thanksgiving. After I indulged a little too much on Thanksgiving break last year, I experienced a month-long flare-up of IBS symptoms…