Having laparoscopic surgery to diagnose and/or remove endometriosis?
Here is my single most critical piece of advice. The thing that, a full year later, I am so grateful I did.
Building Your Endometriosis Binder
When it comes to organization, I'm somewhere between Amy Santiago, Leslie Knope and Monica Gellar. That is to say, I love efficiency and have strong opinions about the right way to organize things. I also love my label maker un-ironically and without shame. As such, it's a no-brainer to me to create an endometriosis binder. And I think you should create one, too.
There are things you can control, and there are things you can't. Tackling the things you can control ahead of your laparoscopy for endometriosis will set you up to spend your post-surgery time healing. A few simple things will maximize coziness, ease and recovery.
What is Endo Belly?
For me, endo belly represents one of the only seen symptoms of this invisible disease. It also seems to be the one least tethered to cause and effect. I talked to an endo expert to find out the deal with #endobelly.
It's estimated that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis, meaning a global population of those with the disease is somewhere around 176 million people. So what is it?