Life with Endo

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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Ep105: Ableism. Part 2

Ableism is prevalent in society, and it’s systemic, just as racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination are. We discuss what ableism is, and give a brief recap of the medical vs the social model of disability before diving into some ableist comments we’ve heard as people with chronic illnesses and dynamic disabilities. We…

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Ep104: Ableism. Part 1

Ableism is prevalent in society, and it’s systemic, just as racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination are. We discuss what ableism is, and give a brief recap of the medical vs the social model of disability before diving into some ableist comments we’ve heard as people with chronic illnesses and dynamic disabilities. Note:…

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Ep101: You Are Not Broken

With dealing with this disease and all the repercussions of it on our physical and mental health, many of us feel or have felt like we are broken. We explore the feelings of brokenness and talk about how although we might feel like we are broken – which are valid feelings and a normal response…

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Ep99: Interview: Endo Standard of Care with Olivia Nwankudu of Nigeria

Olivia Nwankudu (she/her) is an endometriosis advocate and Founder of EndoSurvivors International Foundation (ESIF); a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness about endometriosis, educating the public about endometriosis, and supporting endometriosis patients in Nigeria. ESIF is also committed to reducing period poverty and improving school retention through the free distribution of sanitary pads to school…

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Ep98: Identifying as Disabled

Updated 10/2023. We continue our series on disability by talking about identifying as disabled with endometriosis, internalized ableism, invisible or non-apparent disability, the social vs the medical model of disability, and language around disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US…

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Ep96: The Psychological Toll of Medical Gaslighting

Updated 10/2023. We talk about some common examples of medical gaslighting that we may have heard from our doctors, and delve into the psychological toll it can take on us. 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…

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Ep94: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 2

Updated 10/2023. We talk about the medical and the social model of disability, and our thoughts on how it applies to endometriosis and chronic illness in general. These 2 models, which we explained about in episode 93, are just 2 ways of many to look at disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:…

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