I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Infertility? Watch this video...

For anyone that has struggled with infertility, heartache, loss...this is a truly inspiring video.  Not everyone has their happy endings, but, I feel like this is a good video that conveys what a lot people do struggle with...and that most people don't know about.

Watch this

Monday, January 20, 2014

It's been a while...

It's been a while since I've posted here.  I just wanted to take a few minutes to say hello and update you on my world.

I am scared to say it, but, things are going well here.  I mean, don't get me wrong, my body still hates me a good 2 weeks out of the month, but, I've seen far worse.  I've been feeling good overall.  Right after ovulation I start with the PMS symptoms including my trademark endo symptom of nausea.  My pain, though, has been great.  I get CRAZY tired the 1 and 1/2 weeks before my period.  And then my period...nausea....nothing a little zofran can't help.

I've been seeing a nutritionist and have been keeping up with my workouts.  I've lost 13 pounds since October and I think that's had a lot to do with how I've been doing.

I continue to have my endo on hold.  It's there.  I know it.  I know my body too well, but, it's playing nice. And I'm forever grateful for that!!!

I've decided against the hormones (BC/BCP) for another little while.  We are still trying the "old fashioned way" of having another.  That, I still have going against me.  But, I'm ok with that.  We will not be going through anymore IVF, no fertility assistance.  My body has had enough of that.  Our time will be spent focusing on feeling blessed for what we have-our amazing and vibrant (almost) 2 1/2 year old.  I still can't believe he's ours.  I still can't believe he's (almost) 2 1/2.  Time flies.