Unexpected endometriosis: my fertility story – part 3

I started writing this a year and a half ago. Perhaps this will land in the right place as far as a chronology   Periods were going to hurt. Cramps. Pain. This is what is to be expected. Right? There was a summer that I was volunteering as an orientation leader for my college. I … Continue reading Unexpected endometriosis: my fertility story – part 3

The feelings that are still alive in the darkness

I don't like writing about infertility. I have a hard time reading about it. But there are times I need to tell the story to help me work through it and process feelings.     This morning, an artist I follow online posted a picture of her 17-week ultrasound and I froze and felt that … Continue reading The feelings that are still alive in the darkness

Another reason to love Elizabeth Warren

From Endo What, Sen Warren and Sen Orrin Hatch are raising awareness about endometriosis. It's about damn time. I didn't know I had endometriosis until after 2 surgeries, 2 removed organs, 2 failed fertility treatments. Imagine if endometriosis could be diagnosed and treated before it had wreaked havoc on my internal organs. All the pain … Continue reading Another reason to love Elizabeth Warren

That one time I thought I was pregnant – my fertility story, part 2

I believe I had what I now know as a chemical pregnancy in 2008. For the first time in my life when I took a pregnancy test it came back as positive. I was married to my first husband still. I had recently turned 30. When I went in to the bedroom to tell him, … Continue reading That one time I thought I was pregnant – my fertility story, part 2