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Ep93: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 1

Updated 10/2023. Like all things in life, there are many perspectives and ways of looking at disability and the social, political, cultural, and economic factors that define it. Two of the main models are the social model and the medical model, which we have a general discussion about today. We will take a deeper dive…

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Ep92: Hormonal Medication Options for Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. In episode 91, we talked at length about how no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. Excision is the gold standard treatment and the only one that can remove all endometriosis at the root. However, hormonal suppression may help us with our SYMPTOMS…

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Ep91: What Can Hormonal Suppression Actually Do For Endometriosis?

Updated 1/2024. Hormonal suppression – such as combined hormonal contraception, IUDs, progestins like Dienogest/Visanne, or GNRH analogs like Lupron, Orilissa, Zoladex , Synarel, Prostap, etc – MAY help SOME people with their endometriosis SYMPTOMS. However, no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. We break down…

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Ep90: Interview: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Amy Stein

We welcome Dr. Amy Stein, a physical therapist at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, Dr. Stein has served as the President – and is currently on the advisory board – of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She…

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Ep89: Endometriosis and Disability

Updated 10/2023. We break down the definition of disability under the ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as mention the WHO criteria. We also discuss dynamic as well as “invisible” or non-apparent disability. This is the first episode in a series we are doing on disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE…

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Ep88: It’s Okay If All You Did Today Was Survive

Updated 10/2023. There are days when it feels like all we are doing is surviving. We talk about how we get through heavy feelings and how we try to stay open to possibility even on the most hopeless-feeling days. AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating Disease by Amy Corfeli. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo…

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Ep87: Interview: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis with Maggie Bowyer. Part 2

Today we continue our chat on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with Maggie Bowyer (they/them), by talking about interpersonal skills – what we’ve learned and are each working on. Maggie is also the author of several poetry collections including When I Bleed: Poems about Endometriosis and Ungodly. INSTAGRAM: @maggie.writes TWITTER: maggiebow98 WEBSITE: www.maggiebowyer.com EMAIL: Bowyermag@gmail.com

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Ep86: Interview: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis with Maggie Bowyer. Part 1

Today we welcome Maggie Bowyer (they/them) to the show for a beautiful chat on acceptance and DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that teaches additional skills such as acceptance, mindfulness, interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance skills. We talk about these skills in relation to…

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Ep85: Addressing Co-Conditions Post Excision – Amy’s 3 Year Update

Updated 4/2023. It’s been 3.5 years since Amy had excision. She talks about what excision helped with and what she is still working on, as well as the lessons she took away post-excision about endo and overall healing. She also shares the advice she would give to her younger self. AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with…

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Ep84: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 3

Updated 4/2023. We finalize our excision series by speaking about how endometriosis rates of recurrence for excision vary throughout the literature, and some factors that can play a role into why there is such a difference in recurrence rates among studies. We also talk about fears we might have about endo recurrence, studies looking at…

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