Hope After Endometriosis-Driven Infertility

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I was 16 years old when I first began suffering the horrific symptoms of Endometriosis. I suspect that I had it earlier than that due to debilitating fatigue when I was a teenager, but 16 is when I had my first period that involved severe cramps, vomiting, and passing out on the bathroom floor. Although I was able to self-diagnose…

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The Pretty Gutsy Shop is now OPEN!


Introducing: Endo Dragon Slayer! In an effort to bring more brightness to a very dark disease, I created the Endo Dragon Slayer design that you can wear proudly to help bring awareness to Endometriosis. I hope that this design empowers you and brings a smile to your face on the difficult days. I hope you all love it as much…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Recovery From Excision Surgery

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It’s been over a year since I had my laparoscopic excision surgery to remove my Endometriosis. It’s been an interesting journey and I really want to share my experience because there was so much I wish I had known! Recovery can be frustrating, discouraging, and just plain tough at times, but knowing what to expect can help you prepare for…

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Why I Spent 12 Years in Silence About My Endometriosis

Honestly, that’s a loaded question, but I think it’s important to talk about because staying silent is no longer an option. I’m going to assume that my reasons are the same, or similar, to other women struggling with this disease. It’s scary to talk about because sometimes it feels as if there is a lot at stake. Hopefully this will…

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4 Natural Ways to Manage Endometriosis

Managing Endo pain is not easy. Most of us have tried everything in the book, but sometimes it feels totally hopeless. Here’s a few tips that have helped me manage my pain over the years and I hope it will help you too!​ Cutting out inflammatory foods I know, this one isn’t fun, but it can be the most beneficial. Since Endometriosis…

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