living life yellow.
the ramblings of a girl with endometriosis
Dating with endometriosis isn't easy. Ask anyone with it. It's not like you can casually slip it into your tinder bio..
19 years old
Broken vagina and lady parts.
Many of us gals are out looking for love but feel like our endo is getting in the way! I always get asked to write a blog post on dating and relationships with endo so I have finally got around to it! I have also roped Leo (my boyfriend of almost a year) in to give a guys perspective.
How to tell the person you are dating that you have endometriosis?
How I explain it to people is that I have a condition that causes pain in my pelvic region. If they take that well or seem interested, I explain a bit more but keep it pretty simple:
"You know how girls get periods? The lining of your uterus is what is shed and bleeds out each month. I have tissue similar to that growing in places it shouldn't really be. It's pretty annoying and painful."
At this point my endo was not as bad as it is now. I'm pretty upfront about my health conditions and I don't think that's a bad thing. If they are truly into you then they will probably not care too much about you and your faulty body. Having endometriosis is a good way to weed out the douchebags from the good guys.
Step one: Find a room with a fireplace
Step two: Find a big chair you can turn slowly so that when they enter the room your back is to them.
Step three: Slowly turn around with your hands together and welcome them ominously
Step four: Begin to explain the shit show going on down there and release the hounds if they don't want a part of it.
Step five: Cackle alone inside your spooky fireplace room.
A lot of us are are pretty lucky and we don't even know it. Every month when our endometrium decides to shed, we can continue on with our lives because we have array of period products at our fingertips. Getting our period sucks, but we aren't contained to the comfort of our own homes just because we didn't decide to have a baby this month, and let mother nature do her thing.
Unfortunately, this isn't the case for everyone. Period poverty is real.
Ever since I got my period, even before I started getting my period, I never had to worry about not having period supplies. Mum always made sure I had an abundance in my drawers, because "better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them." I've never really realised how lucky I am for this.
It wasn't until I passed this article on my newsfeed that I even knew it was a thing.
Hello my dear readers. As some of you may know, I'm trying to make my life a tiny bit easier anyway I possibly can. Recently I have started to add vitamins and supplements into my daily routine to help alleviate symptoms. I had a lot of messages showing interest in them so I compiled what I take and why into a list!
Trying to eat FODMAP free has been challenging to say the least. I attempted and failed many time, but I am getting a lot better. However I think I have finally got it nailed down. I'm definitely still not perfect (I have no self control) but because it makes me feel so much better, I've learnt to deal with it.
^Actual picture of me of me right now.^
"No uterus, no opinion."
`First said on one of my favourite TV shows, by the fabulous Rachael Green. However, this phrase I think is total bullshit.
So if you're reading this post and are like "wtf is going on here?"
Please read Part 1 first.
So the dilators turned up... They are so intimidating looking.
They arrived on Tuesday morning and now it's Thursday evening so it's taken me a wee while to work up the courage to try them out.
But to be fair, have a look at this. These are them. All I have really been thinking about is how the hell that largest one is going to ever fit in!
But we persist, positive vibes only... ;)
I've been um-ing and ah-ing about purchasing an acupressure mat since November last year. They always intrigued me. I had read lots of interesting reviews and they were constantly popping up as instagram or facebook advertisements.
After talking to some friends and fellow endosisters about their experiences with them, I purchased one myself.
Here in New Zealand we are pretty lucky. But unfortunately, for 120,000 of us, we drew the short straw.
I have a disease called endometriosis. You may or may not of heard of it, but it affects 120,000 people in New Zealand. That's 1 in 10 Kiwi's.
This has been the first blog post that I have been apprehensive to write. It's super personal but I wished there was more people who shared their experiences like this so I would feel less alone.
Mum, Dad, Grandma... Please don't read this blog post...
Hello, my name is Jasmine, I'm 19 years old and as I've stated before; Sex fucking hurts.
Endometriosis is pretty uncomfortable, so is travelling. Together they can be a pretty stressful situation. Over the easter break I was lucky (crazy?) enough to go away for a two night trip to Dunedin with my best friend and go to an Ed Sheeran concert. I was pretty worried about going due to my my recent flare ups but I think I planned pretty well and had a great time away!
Here are my tips for traveling with endo!