Episodes: Masonry

Ep97: Endometriosis Care – A Chat with Soha Wahb, founder of Endo In Arabic

Soha Wahb (she/her) is a Lebanese medical student at the American University of Beirut, and founder of “Endo In Arabic”, an initiative that aims to provide accurate information about Endometriosis in both English and Arabic, and to shed light on patients’ struggles and the factors hindering access to proper care. In this episode, Soha brings...

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Ep96: The Psychological Toll of Medical Gaslighting

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 coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears

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Ep95: What are Endometriosis Guidelines? Interview with Kate Boyce

There are various endometriosis guidelines worldwide which guide gynecologists in treating endometriosis and set the standard of care. Amy speaks with Kate Boyce (she/her), who is the co-founder of the Instagram and webpage EndoGirlsBlog, which provides accurate information to people with endometriosis. Kate is a board certified patient advocate and endometriosis patient herself. We talk...

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

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: insixteenyears.com LIKE...

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

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 into the...

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Ep92: Hormonal Medication Options for Endometriosis

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 and allow...

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Ep91: What Can Hormonal Suppression Actually Do For Endometriosis?

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 flawed methodology...

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Ep90: 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

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 AND RESOURCES:...

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

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 WEBSITE AND...

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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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