Tag Archives: Dr. Mangal

Lupron: my nemesis

Life has not gotten better since surgery. In fact, it’s getting worse. It’s 4:30AM as I sit here editing this post, preparing to publish it. I’m still awake…like every night. The anxiety keeps my body agitated and steals my sleep. … Continue reading

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Recovery….sounds like a typical bastard

Recovery blows. Like, for real. I’ve been in some foul moods. I mistakenly thought this would be the last step in my journey. I think most people thought that. I realize now it isn’t. It isn’t the beginning, or the … 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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Surgery Numero Uno

I had to have an IVP done on my kidneys a week before surgery. This is what I had to drink to clean out my bowels 24 hours before. I do not recommend. They make it flavored to trick you … Continue reading

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How Endo Uses Food to Ruin Everything in Life

Dr. Mangal had explained that the 2 main factors in controlling endo post-op are diet and birth control. Diet, because endo and your bowel are closely linked, and birth control to control the hormones that spike during menses. Since mine … Continue reading

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