This article was originally posted on No, Thanks Endo, a website created by Maya Rodda. She has given us permission to republish it on our blog. Check out Maya’s website or follow her on Instagram! If you have endometriosis, you have most likely heard the term “endo belly”. And if you
Guest Blog Post by Mandy Klumpkens When our brain is tired of coping with too many things at once, psychological distress often comes with feelings of vulnerability and fear that eventually can become disabling. Symptoms that are linked to this mechanism are depression, anxiety, extensive worrying or social isolation. However,
Having your first laparoscopy is scary. For one, this is going to be where you find out if you have endometriosis or not. And two, if you haven’t had surgery before it can be nerve-wracking. I mean hell, even if you have had surgery it’s always scary. I’ve had 4 laparoscopies for Endometriosis so far, yet I’m always a little nervous. That’s why I’ve come up with this checklist to help other women know what to expect on surgery day, what to bring with them, and what to do afterward at home and at post-op.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 EndoMarch Hero of the Year Award: Dr. Sandra A. Carson (US) and Yasaman “Yassi” Miremadi (International)! Both recipients will receive their award at the 7th Annual Worldwide EndoMarch on March 28th, 2020.
The opportunity to observe Dr. Nezhat for 2 months was an important point in my life. Prior to this, I had heard about endometriosis a few years ago when I recorded patient education videos with an OBGYN in Turkey. Even though I found it very interesting, the estimated incidence of 1 in 10 seemed unrealistic.
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Elise Elizabeth Travers, noted philanthropist, endometriosis advocate and Board Member of Worldwide EndoMarch and Worldwide Endometriosis Day. She also served as President of the New York chapter of Worldwide EndoMarch. Ms. Travers passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 after an extended illness.
We’d like to congratulate this year’s fabulous line up of Worldwide EndoMarch and Nezhat Family Foundation award recipients, all of whom are inspirational leaders in the endometriosis advocacy community, who have gone above and beyond to support endometriosis sufferers and Worldwide EndoMarch awareness efforts. The dedication and compassion this year’s award recipients have shown to those suffering from endometriosis has made a lasting positive impact and no doubt each of these trailblazers will continue to soar as shining examples of the best and brightest in the field of patient advocacy.
Premedical students from San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA , were recently chosen as the 2019 recipients of the Worldwide EndoMarch’s Women’s Health Leaders of the Future award, for their outstanding contributions in patient advocacy as volunteers for the Worldwide EndoMarch.
Nezhat Family Foundation and Worldwide EndoMarch are pleased to announce another winner of our award towards the education of the future leaders in medicine.
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness basically means that you are up for a never ending marathon.