I struggled with what to say on my blog this week, but I finally landed upon this idea as the thing that resonated with me at the current moment. Something I've been realizing, more and more every day, is how much time I've spent judging myself for the problems I've had. Not actively trying to … Continue reading Seeing things clearly, without that added layer of judgement on top
One of the topics readers most frequently contact me about is the time I had to have emergency surgery to remove my right ovary. In case you aren’t familiar with the story, I had had abdominal pain throughout most of my twenties. Doctors had told me it was nothing to worry about-- just digestive issues. … Continue reading An Update on Life with One Ovary
Something I've really come to notice during my time with SI joint issues is the effect of my hormonal cycle on my ligaments. I saw a female pain specialist once who put it very plainly: I have extremely healthy women come into my office-- women who are runners, women who are training for marathons-- and sometimes it … Continue reading Powerful female hormones, injuries, and pain
One of the reasons I sometimes take a critical tone towards alternative medicine on my blog is not always that I think these approaches have no merit. But I do think that, too often, people are drawn to and waste their time treatments that are simply "fads." When I look back on everything that led … Continue reading Beware the Red Herring
Well, blogging friends, I still can't believe this happened. But this week, I lost my right ovary. On Monday afternoon, I went to the emergency room with extreme abdominal pain in my lower right side. It had been going on for almost 24 hours at that point. At first I had thought it was just … Continue reading So… I lost an ovary.