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I live in chronic pain. The reason for my pain, is Endometriosis. I was diagnosed through surgery when I was 17. I have decided to have this blog, so that those in my life can get a peek into my day to day issues that affect my life in every way.

Monday, March 28, 2011

weekend to end women's Cancers

I think I am going to register to raise money and if I raise at least the minimum I will be able to take part in the walk that will happen September 11th 2011 in Toronto, now I just have to finish my registration and try to raise lots of money.
For me I think it would be great to raise enough money that I can take part in the walk (the walk is 60km if you sign up for 2days, or 32 for one day and I am thinking 32km would be pushing it, so that’s the one I am signing up for) but even if I just manage to raise money to help I think that will be enough to make me happy.

From the website:
"All of this is made possible because of people just like you! Be a part of our celebration on September 10-11, 2011 and customize the best Weekend experience for you. Choose to enjoy the full 2-Day, 60km distance for maximum impact, or try the 1-Day 32km distance. You can also designate your fundraising dollars to go specifically to breast cancer or gynecologic cancers. Whichever experience you choose, make YOUR Weekend matter!"

To be able to take part in the walk I will have to raise $1250, so once I have all the paperwork done and am able to start collecting the money I will be sharing the website they will give me to help me share and fundraise for a really good cause.

As someone with endometriosis me and all my endo sisters are at an increased chance of having many of the women’s cancers (largely in part since we can’t always have children and those who never have a child are often at a greater risk).

Then there is the reality that not only do many of these cancers affect so many people but have affected people very near and dear to me so I would like to walk in a way for them (both those who are still here thankfully, and those who we have all lost).

Just thought I would share all that.

And in other news, I still have the Mirena in and it is still seeming to get better and better as time goes on, though I think I am on my “period” now (key word that makes me happy in that sentence was think haha) I am having some more cramping then my normal day to day and am also spotting, and with an IC flair happening it seems to be making sense.

Though as a reminder to those who know me and my family the fact I have the Mirena IUD is still hush hush please and thank you. In time I will share it with everyone who might want to know, but I am betting that will be closer to the 6-8month mark and right now I am almost at the 4month mark so it will take yet. They key is I don’t want to share until it has done crazy wonders for me and although it has already helped greatly it hasn’t made my day to day pain disappear and I am hoping it will in part and once it does I can brag I am on it for it will my little miracle piece of plastic in my uterus haha.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1st day of Endometriosis awarness month

Today is the first day of endometriosis awareness month, and tomorrow is yellow shirt day to show your support for all the women in your life who are suffering from endometriosis.

I had brilliant plans to get out and buy a yellow shirt to then put iron on writing about endometriosis either Sunday or Monday. However Sunday I came down with the flu, started feeling really weird after we ate dinner, it calmed down as we went to bed but apparently not for long since about 2hours later I woke up feeling really nauseated and then proceeded to puke out everything in my stomach. As to not bug S more than hearing me puke at midnight, smelling up the room by doing so and in the midst of it all waking him up when he needed to work in the morning I headed downstairs. Later I learned I had in fact puked up everything when my body decided to continue trying to make me throw up and there was nothing left to come out.

Now Being Tuesday it makes it tricky to get out and get a yellow shirt but perhaps if I am not out and about tomorrow anyways it’s not that it matters.

I am feeling better today now that I can keep some carful things down.