I realize it has been almost a month since I posted here so just wanted to update everyone. This week we officially received all of our corporation information which means we can think about and work on our next step that will benefit patients the most-which involves lots of discussions and brainstorming.
Also, we have begun preorders for more shirts with more sizes and are still selling gel packs in the store too!!
I have entered my last stage of schooling and set to graduate with my BSN in May (yay)!! While there is a lot of work to be done, graduating means I have more time to dedicate to the endometriosis community and to my work with Knock Out Endo. For now, I am continuing to educate myself as much as possible about endometriosis and excision procedures and continuing to sell the products that we have on the store page.
Tonight I am speaking with a few others at a wellness event in St. John's University. I will post my speech most likely tomorrow evening as I feel like you guys should all have the opportunity to read it, not just those in attendance at the event. It is titled "Endometriosis: The College Edition". I will be sharing my story, speaking about supporters and college-life with endometriosis and the importance of understanding and proper treatment.
Health update: I have started seeing a new specialist with more experience. He is confident that he can help me but more surgery is needed. I went for a pelvic MRI that showed fluid and a retroverted uterus. In addition, on his exam, there is a palpable mass. I am continuing to have chest pains and had my chest CT scan this morning. I need to see a colorectal surgeon within the next few weeks to get his opinion on the new surgery and if he will be in the operating room considering the growth and previous history of colotomy from my surgery in July. It is overwhelming that I will be doing 3 surgeries in 2 years for the same problem. I am hoping that this will be the last one for a while and have placed my trust in my surgeon. He has been straight forward with me so far which I think is important. I like to know what is happening in my own body as compared to trying to fish out information from doctors as I had to do in the past.
Hope you all are feeling well <3