Author Archives: erinparker75

Putting the ME in EndoMEtriosis-Part 1

I was really touched when I asked myself to be a guest writer on Erin’s blog to talk about her surgery.  I know that this Endo journey has been a really personal one for her and I was really excited … Continue reading

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Laparotomy Prep

Well, we’re finally here folks. Tomorrow is the big day, so this will be my last post for a bit while I focus on recovery. I can’t believe I have already spent half of 2014 focused entirely on this endo, … Continue reading

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Point/Counterpoint with Marissa and Erin

gchat today: Marissa:  Can you have fruit after your surgery?  I’m looking at recipes that I want to make. Or does it anger the ENDO? Me:  as long as it comes with a side of meat Marissa: RAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHH Mmm…Meat sticks. Me:  seriously though. i … Continue reading

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Insomnia cur…zzzzzzz…

I’m going to be bold for a minute, and state that I may be pulling out of my insomniac stage. I’m afraid to utter these words, lest that elusive thing called Sleep decides to leave me again, but considering I … Continue reading

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Congratulations! You Get Diabetes

This post is very medical and very long, so it might be boring for those of you not in the medical field. Just an FYI. I’d like to add a new doctor to my team: Dr. Mathias, my gastroenterologist. He … Continue reading

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Rectum Redemption

Today was a good day: I went to the Chocolate Bar and I had a finger in my bum. It’s the post everyone has been waiting for….just HOW does rectum play into endometriosis?? Well you’re about to learn it all, … Continue reading

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Meeting My Urologist

First on the list is my urologist, Dr. Sutton. His office in the Med Center is warm and full of bears – he’s from Idaho. I guess they’re known for bears? He comes in to greet us, a bundle of … Continue reading

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Post-operation news

Dr. Mangal walks into the exam room where my mom and I are sitting and just says, “Oh, Erin…Well, it wasn’t what we thought.” That is not what you want to hear from your surgeon. He sits down next to … Continue reading

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Emergency room: check

The day after surgery my mom and I spend 6 hours in the ER because I was afraid I had an infection. It was a very painful day of IVs, CT scans, diagnostic tests, more blood work (naturally) and another … Continue reading

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Eliciting Endo Emotions (alliteration fun)

I had a full on break down a couple of weeks ago. I was in bed at the end of the day, writing in my journal, when I was overcome with a deluge of emotions that I had kept buried … Continue reading

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