chronic fatigue syndrome · chronic illness · ehlers danlos syndrome · Uncategorized

When “Tired” Doesn’t Explain It

One of the most difficult things about having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is trying to describe to others what it is like. Many times I just say I'm tired, but tired doesn't properly explain it. Chronic Fatigue is more than being tired all of the time. Tired can be cured by a nap or a good… Continue reading When “Tired” Doesn’t Explain It

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hysterectomy · PCOS · periods · Uncategorized

Hysterectomy Recovery: 8 Weeks-1 Year Post Op

In October, about 7 weeks post op, I got my EDS diagnosis! It has been really helpful because now doctors kind of know what do to with me now and can make better decisions. I got a third UTI shortly after the second, and my PCP put me on antibiotics. It was the same antibiotic… Continue reading Hysterectomy Recovery: 8 Weeks-1 Year Post Op

hysterectomy · PCOS · periods · Uncategorized

Hysterectomy Recovery: Day 1- Week 8 Post-Op

(Warning, contains some graphic writing about post op recovery) Before I left the hospital, I was given a list of instructions. No driving or working for 6 weeks, no lifting over 10 pounds, no baths, no exercising except for walking, nothing inserted in the vagina, not tampons (I really want to know who the heck… Continue reading Hysterectomy Recovery: Day 1- Week 8 Post-Op

hysterectomy · PCOS · periods · Uncategorized

Pre-Op, Surgery, and Post Op

(contains some graphic written content about surgical procedure) Pre-Op I had two pre-op appointments. One was with my gynecologist about a week or so before surgery, and the other was with a surgical nurse three or so days before surgery. For the pre-op with my gynecologist, I made sure to bring a list of questions,… Continue reading Pre-Op, Surgery, and Post Op