Five things you need during a flare up

There’s a moment before the real pain of a chronic condition kicks in that you think to yourself . . . oh no . . . Here it comes. Honestly, going through the pain of an endometriosis flare up is bad enough, but to know that this will repeat every few weeks is sometimes too much…

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How I blog

My brief hiatus from the blogging world has been good for me, it’s given me a chance to refresh, regroup and make excellent progress in my town on Animal Crossing. But I can’t stay away from blogging for too long, thanks to this wonderful community. I can’t thank you enough for all of the thoughtful…

Make hay whilst the sun shines

I have my good days and my bad days. That’s not strictly true. Sometimes I have a delightful morning, then the whole afternoon is a write off. Or I wake up feeling awful, but settle into the day by the evening. One thing I’m learning about living with endometriosis is that neither type of day…

Setting intentions

I enjoyed a lovely week off work last week with my partner, Lawrence. We didn’t go away on holiday, but instead spent time doing our favourite things and discovering places in our own city. We did fun things, like seeing the new Spider-Man movie (it’s amazing!) and adult things, like organising our finances. It was…

No pain and no gain

I’m glad to report that I’m getting better at managing my endometriosis. I’ve learnt about my triggers, which foods to avoid at which times of day and remedies that help when symptoms do flare up. I’m trying to rely less on painkillers but I know I always have access to them if I need them.…