In16Years

123. Surgeon Interview: Bowel Endometriosis and Disease Mapping with Dr. Ramiro Cabrera

Today I speak with Dr Cabrera about: -how bowel endometriosis can be safely excised with very low complication rates and isn’t “too risky” to remove when in expert hands -what types of endometriosis advanced disease mapping can detect signs of -how the outcome of surgery or disease mapping is dependent on the operator (the surgeon…

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122. Rebuilding Our Lives with Endometriosis

Amy and Brittany talk about: -the difficulties of adjusting to a new, unwanted reality as illness impacts every aspect of our lives. -finding ourselves again, finding joy again, finding a life worth living again. -celebrating the small wins and being able to see how far we’ve come. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:…

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121. Surgeon Interview: Excision Surgery Considerations with Dr. John Dulemba

Today I’m speaking with Dr. John Dulemba about: -How surgeons need to understand the limitations of their skills if they don’t have a lot of experience yet. -How colostomy rates for bowel endo are extremely low in hands of an expert. -Risks and other considerations when thinking about excision surgery. Who is Dr. John Dulemba?…

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120: Interview: Bias in Healthcare with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Trauma-informed medical care. -Some biases a person may face in the medical setting. -Personal biases that Kimether has faced. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner serving low-income uninsured patients in her area. Before her nursing career, she was…

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119: Interview: Advocating for Ourselves with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Tips to improve our medical appointments -How to maximize the short amount of time we have with the practitioner. -How to be more specific when describing our symptoms -Our personal experiences with uncomfortable medical settings. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a…

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118: Interview: Endo Standard of Care with Dr. Shilpa Rao of India

Today we speak with Dr. Shilpa Rao, who is a dentist by profession and an endo crusader by passion. Shilpa has a YouTube channel called The Endometriosis Crusader in which she interviews patients and professionals about various topics related to endometriosis and reproductive health. Shilpa shares about her personal experiences with cultural and social barriers…

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117: Disability Accommodations in the Workplace. Part 2

We continue to talk about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In part 2, we discuss medical documentation, examples of what are reasonable vs unreasonable accommodations, and telework. DISCLAIMER: We are not employment lawyers or disability civil rights attorneys. This is a general discussion of what we’ve been learning for our own individual…

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116: Disability Accommodations in the Workplace. Part 1

We are going to talk about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In part 1, we discuss what accommodations are vs accessibility in general, who qualifies for accommodations under the ADA, and some ideas on how and when to request accommodation. DISCLAIMER: We are not employment lawyers or disability civil rights attorneys. This…

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115: Surgeon Interview: Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 3

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis…

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114: Interview: Endo Coaches, Naturopaths, Functional Medicine, and Wellness Culture with Kate Boyce

Many people regret having spent thousands of dollars on naturopathy, coaches, and functional medicine that didn’t help them, that they could have instead spent on excision surgery, a registered dietitian, pelvic floor therapy, SIBO treatment with a gastroenterologist, or other types of doctors/treatment. Today Amy speaks with Kate Boyce (she/her) on common red flags to…

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