In16Years

Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

Updated 2/2023. We talk about all the feelings that have come up for us post excision such as sadness, gratitude, shock, anger, and hope. Amy talks about some of the new health problems she’s battling, and we reflect on what it means to work towards acceptance and peace with our endo and health. CONNECT WITH…

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Ep19: Endometriosis and the Workplace

Updated 12/2022. Getting into work everyday when you have endo can be a real challenge. Pain flares, brain fog, and other symptoms can make it hard to actually do your work. We talk all kinds of tips for a successful day at the workplace, from strategies to meet deadlines, schedules, supplies, emergency drivers, clothes, medical…

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Ep18: Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

Updated 2/2023. What kind of questions do you ask yourself about your life with endo? Empowered questions invite you to find answers that help you take back control of your life. We talk about some of the questions we ask ourselves, and how they’ve led to improvements in our physical and emotional well being. Let’s…

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Ep17: Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

Updated 2/2023. You have the right to set boundaries to protect your physical and mental health! In fact, it’s vital that you do so. But what exactly are boundaries? When and why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR…

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Ep16: What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

Updated 1/2024. With the prevalence of endometriosis myths and misinformation, people with endo are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? What actually treats the disease? What “treatments” are actually just symptom management? Which commonly recommended “treatments” are not…

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Ep15: What Causes Endometriosis?

Episode updated 4/2022. What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. What we do know is that multiple studies have shown that there’s many cases of endometriosis where it would be impossible for retrograde menstruation to be the cause, but still ineffective “treatments” for endometriosis are based on this never proven, 100…

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Ep14: Living with an Invisible Illness

Updated 1/2023. Living with an invisible illness has its challenges, and for many of us, endo was also a nameless illness during our struggle to be diagnosed. We talk about how both of these can affect us emotionally, especially if we got sick at a younger age during our formative years. It’s hard to know…

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Ep13: When Sex Hurts

Updated 1/2023. Painful sex, especially penetrative sex, is a reality for many with endo. We talk about some physical, emotional, and societal aspects of this, CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears

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Ep12: Common Endometriosis Myths

Updated 12/2022. What exactly is endo? What colors is it? Why do some doctors miss it during a laparoscopy? Is a biopsy necessary? What is silent endo? Does menopause help it? We debunk common myths, discuss some easy ways to explain about it to those who are unfamiliar, and even unearth a few ancient legends…

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Ep11: 8 Tips for More Energy

Updated 4/2023. Many of us with endometriosis struggle with fatigue, myself included. While much of my fatigue was from the endo lesions themselves, I’ve also noticed over the years that other factors influence it, such as sleeping, eating, toxic relationships, managing activities, grief, and more. We give several ideas to explore for trying to hopefully…

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