Hello! My name is Jamie and I am a wife, mama to a miracle baby, Endometriosis fighter, and graduate of Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Life Coaching.
I started Pretty Gutsy as a way to spread awareness and education for Endometriosis. While having my pain dismissed by doctors for years, I was forced to advocate for myself and learned almost everything I know about the disease by connecting to fellow warriors across the world. Sadly, the medical community is very uneducated about Endometriosis, and I’m eternally grateful for the women who have been brave enough to speak openly about their journey. I’ve been battling this incurable disease for over 10 years, and finally received a formal diagnosis in 2018. My goal is to share my knowledge and experience with you so that you can live your best life possible with this condition.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease which occurs when tissue which is similar to the lining of the inside of the uterus grows on the outside and attaches to other organs such as ovaries, appendix, bladder, colon, and in rare cases can travel up to the lungs, diaphragm and heart. This can cause adhesions that basically “glue” organs together and to the pelvic/abdominal walls. Symptoms can include pain, nausea, vomiting, infertility, heavy bleeding, fatigue, GI distress, and emotional distress among countless others. The only way to diagnose Endometriosis is to have a laparoscopic procedure that allows the surgeon to view the pelvic and abdominal cavity.
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