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 itContinue 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 ledContinue 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 justContinue reading “So… I lost an ovary.”