Quick updates: the final shirt prototype has gone to print and is the new image! Preorders are still being taken and proceeds will be going to the EFA and EndoWarriors which are two groups that help endometriosis. I have personally been to EndoWarriors meetings and appreciate all the hard work they do. It is so important to have other women to talk to that share the same disease and are able to help you to get through the hard times.
Guest Posts: I have talked to a few ladies about doing a guest blog, so hopefully those will get started too!
Recipes: Ok, so I'm still awful at the endo diet. However, I found a website called healthyblenderrecipes.com where you can choose a gluten free vegan diet and a category (tons of recipes and I intend to try some this week)
My lidocaine pump procedure has been canceled. I don't know much information until I see the doctor later this week, but I'll ke
Saw this picture on pinterest this morning and thought it perfectly described how I've been feeling.
I went to a referred pain specialist yesterday who used some machine only he has because he invented it (which led me to the question of if its so good why doesn't everyone else use it too?) Anyway he was under the impression that my iliacus muscle is weak and may be strangling the nerves causing the pain in my side (PS the muscle is in the back).
Anyway he doesn't accept my insurance and explained that he wants to do an injection (everyone I see thinks I'm a pin cushion apparently since they all want to inject different parts of me). The injection is just meant to traumatize the muscle. Before my last surgery, I had the same nerves he's talking about tested but apparently this is different even though its the same nerves. At the moment I'm not agreeing to it. Why are we doing the same tests over and over? Very frustrating but may also postpone my lidocaine pump experimental procedure that I finally got scheduled if i don't agree.
I want to see an acupuncturist. If the guy just wanted to traumatize my muscle why bother with him and use a specialist that can hit my muscles in my back and front if that's really what is causing the pain.
I came home, had a good cry, took some pain medicine because him poking at me for 2 hours made me feel worse than before I went in to see him, and took a nap. Until yesterday, back pain wasn't one of my symptoms and I'm under the impression he made it a symptom by playing with it.
That being said, he had a wonderful bedside manner. I just don't want to pay him the amount he's charging for something I think has already been tested and I'm pretty tired of being a pin cushion and getting no results/relief from it. I feel kind of like a lab rat.
Im exhausted (which actually is one of my symptoms) and still have the pain in my side. I'm going to play with the endo diet again because I got some new recipes from my Facebook/Twitter Warriors. I just hope this pump goes off still, but waiting to hear from my endo doctor as to if he'll still do it if I disagree to this injection/back physical therapy thing.
Don't forget to preorder your shirts! I switched up the page so it is a little easier to understand and preorder your product in a S, M, L, or XL. In addition there is shipping outside of the US but it is a little more expensive (in dollars at least) because the post office has different fees for international shipping.
It has finally happened! I placed the initial order for the shirts and they will be going to print as soon as I give the okay for the last prototype.
The site has a store tab where you can preorder warrior tshirts. I am sooo excited! In addition, I spoke with the Endo Warriors and will be donating half of the proceeds to them and half of the proceeds to the EFA on behalf of the Knockout Endo group. These donations will be done a few times a year (hopefully in large amounts haha)
I spoke to the tshirt guys about getting the shirts before thanksgiving as my next surgery has been scheduled for November 29th and I'm unsure of the condition I will be in after the pump is placed so please bear with me on the shipping as I am still doing most of the work on my own.
Thank you guys so much for the support! xoxo
Bern Bingham: 23 year old endo warrior, founder of Knock Out Endo