Week in Review: 2 gold medals & 2 hospitalizations

What a week this has been. So many ups and downs…especially with a double routine competition in sight. Monday was fine. I felt a bit run down, but come on midterms, competitions, essays, exams etc… I was just a stress ball. I was also up until 2 am studying for a health science exam due…

Injury News!

Most of you DON’T know that the past few weeks I have been training on a double injury. However, I am still trying to last as long as I can before needing to take full time to recover. If all goes as I have planned (which everyone knows it wont) I will be taking time…

Endo came in like a wrecking ball

Endo-flare is attacking me again…Almost as if the theme is “I came in like a wrecking ball.” Okay, so you know the music I am listening to while writing this post. But still, it is legit. This period week has been brutal. It started with a week before my period was supposed to begin. I…

Skating Competition #1 of season: Learning to Control Flares

Friday Afternoon was the first Figure Skating Competition of my season. Was not a big one… however, it was a test to see how my body would respond with all the medical issues I am currently dealing with. My test: I was seeing how the preparation would affect my body… How the competition itself would…

Endo: Body Olympics

This month, it has been Olympic Games with my body. To a point I didn’t even realize (besides looking at the calendar) Endo was flaring until it knocked me on my ass…And even then, a calendar this month was not helpful. Today is Day 1 of my period…however, it is 4 days early… So, as…

2 nights in Emergency, severe weight loss & surgery news

This week has been a rough one. I started school on Tuesday. However, I was extremely sick that day. When I woke up I was throwing up bile for over 30 minutes. That made the rest of my morning go late. From there, I ended up missing my first class. I sat through my second…

Furthering Endometriosis Investigation: The finding of Adenomyosis

  Lots of health plans have been escalating over the past few weeks due to being told I should be getting surgery within upcoming months. So I don’t exactly know where I last left off under the endometriosis section…but to give a background story incase it was missed…I had to see a Pelvic Specialist who…

Stress Ball: Constant anxiety

Now, those who have followed my posts for from the beginning. You’ll realize that I haven’t talked about mental health issues. There is a section on this website that is dedicated to mental health, however it’s not yet complete. I’ve never seen a psychologist or a psychiatrist. I have referrals from doctors who think I…

Travelling with a Chronic Illness

As I am heading out in several hours for a much needed vacation. I wanted to write a quick blog about Travelling (yes I’m Canadian this is how we spell it) and the necessities that go with it especially with a chronic illness. I am heading to Las Vegas for a week. Destination Choice: Check…

Biggest Fear lies ahead of me: Endo Surgery # 2 is in the picture

Doctors have been playing Ping-Pong with me. So…let’s start from the beginning shall we? In April 2015 I had surgery for Endo. That surgery did not go well…I was considered one in a million case as they were unable to get the camera open and then had to stop when my (low-blood pressure) kept dropping. After I…

Living a ‘normal’ life with interstitial cystitis (Chronic Bladder Pain)

When I first saw a urologist (2015), it was due to ongoing bladder/kidney ‘infections’. I think in four months before my doctor took some course of action I suffered from symptoms of 3 separate infections. But after every single antibiotic dosage…the symptoms rapidly came back. On the third arrival to the clinic. She asked me…