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
CNN’s Steubenville Coverage Matches 2011 ‘Onion’ Athlete-Rape Parody Video This segment from CNN was so horrible, I can't even believe it was allowed to air.
It's been almost two weeks since my surgery, and I am finally starting to feel like myself again. It's actually amazing how normal I feel. When I first got home from the hospital, I felt as though I was returning from another planet. The extreme pain and sleep deprivation (due to pain before the surgery, … Continue reading A little optimism
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.