Ep87: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat 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: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat 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: Three Years Post Excision – Amy’s Update

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 a Devastating…

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Ep84: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 3

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 quality of…

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Ep83: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 2

As we continue our excision series, we talk about the difference between persistence vs recurrence and dive deeper into facts around excision. We also discuss how not all excision surgeons have the same skill level or experience, and why this matters. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate…

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Ep82: Interview with Excision Surgeon Dr. Vimee Bindra

We speak with Dr. Vimee Bindra, who is a leading endometriosis excision surgeon in India with a high volume practice in endometriosis. She deals with ovarian endometriosis along with ureter, bowel, bladder, and other extra-pelvic locations too. Dr. Bindra is an endometriosis excision surgeon at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, India. She is also the director…

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Ep81: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 1 – A Basic Overview

Excision surgery is the gold standard for endometriosis treatment. We explain the difference between ablation and excision surgery, as well as the advantages of excision. There are only about 200 excision surgeons in the US, and we discuss systemic problems within the medical system that contribute to this shortage. We briefly talk about robotic surgery…

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Ep80: Exploring Our Beliefs Around Our Personal “Endometriosis Diet”

Many of us follow some kind of special way of eating to help reduce our endometriosis pain, fatigue, or flares. This could be an anti-inflammatory diet, the Paleo diet, the AIP, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, or any other diet. It often involves cutting out specific foods, and it can feel restrictive, limiting, or sad that we…

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Ep79: Ordinary Courage

With endo and chronic illness, it can feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or downright scary to ask for help, set boundaries, or do what we need to take care of ourselves in public situations (example: using a standing desk at the office or bringing our own meal to a catered event). We talk about the concept of…

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Ep78: What Does Endometriosis Look Like And Why Does It Matter?

The color of endometriosis is one of the most important factors for a surgeon to identify it, but unfortunately, many doctors haven’t been trained to recognize all the visual appearances of endo. Which means that an untrained gynecologist could miss endo during surgery, leading to misdiagnosis or leaving endo behind during surgery. We talk about the…

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