In a return shout-out, I’d like to plug the blog of one of my fellow travelers with pain:
It might seem like a soap opera, or an exaggeration, or even someone just whining–Steph’s story. And certainly her experience is unique to her. But it’s not an exaggeration or whining or some sort of fiction.
I have different problems, fewer allergies, less bowel but more bladder problems than Steph. But I too have a list of “things I’ve tried” to combat my endometriosis that’s started to stretch up the wall, across the ceiling, and down the hallway. Chinese medicine, chiropractic, just about every opioid pain medication made, surgery, diet changes, steroid injections, nerve blocks, herbal supplements, physical therapy (2 different kinds), antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, NSAIDs, massage,…oh how I could go on.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone could find a cure for this disease?
Actually, if you’re interested in a cure, reading Steph’s blog, this blog, and subscribing to the ezine I’m going to spin from this ezine will help. The more folks become aware of endo, the better the chance that People With Money(tm) will start paying attention to this disease. The more money gets involved, the more research will get done. More research leads to a better chance for a cure.
And the better the treatments (and eventual cure), the more we’ll get to travel. Go team TRAVEL!!!