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…

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…

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…

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

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive a percentage of any purchases you make from my site. Links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! As much as I love Thanksgiving, I look forward to December every year because of my annual holiday gift guide posts. On my old blog, I've…