My Endometriosis Surgery & Recovery

My Endometriosis Surgery & Recovery

Almost four weeks ago I had a laparoscopy which is a keyhole surgery used to examine or operate on, in my case, the source of pelvic pain.

My surgery was to inspect inside my pelvis and excise endometriosis (if found), and I also had a mirena IUD inserted while I was under.

I decided rather than doing a standard blog post about my surgery (which probably would have been three thousand words), I’d switch it up a little bit and vlog my recovery!

This is my first go at something like this, so I’d love if you checked it out! Read more

Girl Power Dance Party (and everyone is invited)

Girl Power Dance Party (and everyone is invited)

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Hello loves, and happy Saturday!

Today’s post is one I’ve been meaning to put together for probably like a year now… I’ve played around with the idea multiple times since then and it’s never felt completely right, until today.

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to a lot of things, but it mostly manifests in my Spotify playlists.

My music taste isn’t anything overly sophisticated, in fact it is best described as a young adult novel coming to life.

And you know what that means… bops, it’s all bops.

So who better to bring you a playlist full to the brim of girl power anthems? Read more

My Period Hacks

My Period Hacks

Despite previously writing about why I’m thankful for my period, I think most uterus-owners would agree with me… it’s often a pretty crappy time.

My period symptoms have changed (and worsened) over time and I, like you (probably), have developed my own set of tricks for getting through the shedding of my uterine wall.

These might not all work for or suit everyone, or maybe these are things you already do, but these rituals and products are what work for me. Read more

A Love Letter to My Best Friends

A Love Letter to My Best Friends

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To the two most wonderful pals a girl could wish for,

I don’t understand what I did to get so lucky, but I need to start by saying that you are more incredible than you can possibly imagine.

I don’t really believe in fate, but the chances that our paths would ever cross were slim, so I feel like I either made the perfect decisions, or there was a reason for all of the questionable ones.

Whatever reason, I truly won the lottery, not just in knowing you, but in being a part of our relationship.

I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t do for you, and I hope you know that. Read more

Stop Asking Me This

Stop Asking Me This

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Photo by Sam Xu on Unsplash

If you’re new here, you might not know that I suffer from chronic pelvic pain.

I’ve recently had surgery to investigate the cause of this, which I’ll find out in a few weeks, but the running assumption is that I have endometriosis.

If you don’t know, endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, which causes pain along with a whole bunch of other symptoms that vary.

Endometriosis can also cause infertility.

And this, funnily enough is usually the thing people know about endometriosis.

It is also the thing that people seem to feel most comfortable about asking me, and it’s often the first question out of their mouth.

‘So can you still have kids?’ Read more

Why I Don’t Hate Having a Period

Why I Don’t Hate Having a Period

Before I even start, I need to preface this post by saying that I haven’t had a real period in over two years now. I’m on the pill, so my ‘periods’ are withdrawal bleeds or fake periods (I have a post on this if you missed it).

Also, I need to acknowledge that my stance in this post comes from a place of privilege. I am privileged to be able to make my period manageable, I have access to menstrual products, pain medication and birth control. I am also privileged to be able to afford reusable period products and I recognise that not everyone has access to any or all of these things.

With all of that that said, on with the post… Read more