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Sincerely

588d

A couple years ago I had a miscarriage; the following year I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I've been going through so much, I don't have time to think about it, I just have time to take care of myself when I have an issue surrounding it. I have no medical insurance, so doctors are out of the question. I guess I'm pretty blessed because I only have problems when I get a period, I get 1 or 2 of those a year since I miscarried. I exercise, eat as best as I can, and pray. Because I can't do anything else.... God bless us all.

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    • KnotTheEndoTheWhirl

      575d

      @Sincerely I am so so sorry. You are always welcome to share, vent, rant. If you’re looking for some possible relief, here are some of my go-tos (I’m not sure if they work or are just soothing, but I’ll take soothing): - a heat wrap strapped to the base of my skull. I have a hot/cold eye mask that has a Velcro strap. I’ve had mysterious headaches the last week but honestly sound like what you’re saying, and strapping it on backwards so it’s heating the back of my head, near my neck, has helped a lot. - screw housework. A hard lesson I’ve been learning is self compassion. If you had a friend who fell behind on housework but described how you’re feeling, would you judge them? Be your own best frendo and give yourself a pass. - is there something simple that just gives you joy? I keep a near-daily journal of intentions, reflections, habits, symptoms, whatever - and started adding a box every day that I have to think of one thing that is just something that makes me happy. Yesterday it was watching squirrels (we had one playing in our hammock). One day it was the feel of towels fresh from the dryer. It doesn’t have to be something that happened that day, just something different than I’ve written before. I use that as a list of things I can replicate that I know will bring me even just a moment of joy or soothing. So if I feel like crap, I can look back at some of my ideas, then grab a snack pack, or maybe go downstairs and restart the dryer full of towels I haven’t folded (and won’t yet) and take one out and just wrap myself up in it for a minute. I am not a professional-anything that knows what she’s talking about here, but it kind of seems like a chance for your hormones to release some positive signals to your brain and let it know that even though a lot sucks, it is safe and can release its guard even if just for a minute.

    • KnotTheEndoTheWhirl

      575d

      I’m sorry for your loss and that you have to go through this. ❤️

      • Sincerely

        575d

        @KnotTheEndoTheWhirl thanks.... Today doesn't seem like a good endo day. 😵‍💫 I'm in so much pain rn it's ridiculous. My stomach is cramping in my head!! The pain is in my stomach, but it is echoing off my skull!! 😖 I'm behind on housework, I had a couple of days that were pretty vexing. When I finally shake that mood off and wake up enthused to be free from that umbrella, out of nowhere, this comes. Feels like 1000 periods, just no bleeding... You didn't even ask for all of this, I just gotta talk about it. It's making my heart burn. 😣 I just want to unzip the earth in sit in space a little while. I'm completely over gravity at this point. 😫

        • KnotTheEndoTheWhirl

          575d

          @Sincerely I am so so sorry. You are always welcome to share, vent, rant. If you’re looking for some possible relief, here are some of my go-tos (I’m not sure if they work or are just soothing, but I’ll take soothing): - a heat wrap strapped to the base of my skull. I have a hot/cold eye mask that has a Velcro strap. I’ve had mysterious headaches the last week but honestly sound like what you’re saying, and strapping it on backwards so it’s heating the back of my head, near my neck, has helped a lot. - screw housework. A hard lesson I’ve been learning is self compassion. If you had a friend who fell behind on housework but described how you’re feeling, would you judge them? Be your own best frendo and give yourself a pass. - is there something simple that just gives you joy? I keep a near-daily journal of intentions, reflections, habits, symptoms, whatever - and started adding a box every day that I have to think of one thing that is just something that makes me happy. Yesterday it was watching squirrels (we had one playing in our hammock). One day it was the feel of towels fresh from the dryer. It doesn’t have to be something that happened that day, just something different than I’ve written before. I use that as a list of things I can replicate that I know will bring me even just a moment of joy or soothing. So if I feel like crap, I can look back at some of my ideas, then grab a snack pack, or maybe go downstairs and restart the dryer full of towels I haven’t folded (and won’t yet) and take one out and just wrap myself up in it for a minute. I am not a professional-anything that knows what she’s talking about here, but it kind of seems like a chance for your hormones to release some positive signals to your brain and let it know that even though a lot sucks, it is safe and can release its guard even if just for a minute.

    • Carolina

      583d

      Hey, do you use contraceptives?

      • Sincerely

        577d

        @Carolina I don't because I haven't had my world rocked in a while. The last person I was intimate with, we stopped using them after a few years though, only sometimes.... But yes, I would really like to be using contraceptives right about now. 🤗😁

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