Episodes: Masonry

Ep74: Thoracic Endometriosis with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

We are back with Wendy Bingham DPT, founder of the non-profit ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about thoracic endometriosis: what it is, the symptoms, the treatment, how it’s...

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Ep73: Exploring the Idea of Happiness

CW: Brief mention of suicidal ideation. // What is happiness? Is it possible to have while living with endo and other chronic illnesses? If so, how can we find it? We explore the idea that happiness is a skill that can be learned and share our experiences trying to find happiness anyways in spite of...

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Ep72: The Importance of Inclusivity in the Endo Community – Interview with Bee Lynn

CW: Removal of the uterus, hysterectomy and what that means for pregnancy and for us as a person, body dysphoria, invasive medical procedures, discrimination, trauma. // We speak with Bee Lynn on the topic of why inclusion and representation are important within the endometriosis community. Bee (they/them) is a patient advocate as well as social...

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Ep71: Hormones 101. Part 3

In our final episode on the basics of hormone health, we talk about some common supplements that may help support hormone health, the importance of sleep and healthy fats, and progesterone and anovulatory cycles. LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com

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Ep70: Hormones 101. Part 2

Continuing our talk on hormones from the previous episode, we talk about how stress, gut health, and exercise habits can affect our hormones. LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com

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Ep69: Hormones 101. Part 1

This will be a 3 part series on hormones, with a 2 part series on HRT after that. In this episode, we talk about how we may find ourselves in the hormone jungle (or tundra!) and the role hormones play in various bodily functions. We go over the basics of steroid and nonsteroid hormones. We...

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Ep68: Endometriosis Interview with Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 2

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis...

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Ep67: Endometriosis Interview with Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 1

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website www.endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis...

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Ep66: Our Relationship with Food. Part 2

CW: Eating for comfort. As we continue to examine our relationship with food here in part 2, we talk about the general and common practice of “eating our feelings” and using food to soothe our feelings instead of actually being with them. We discuss the importance of learning to be with our feelings, and some...

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Ep65: Our Relationship with Food. Part 1

CW: fear of food, reluctance to eat, being obsessive and controlling with food. For many with endo, eating can be a struggle as it may lead to digestive symptoms, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, pain, fatigue, and other horrible symptoms. This may lead us to change our diet, which can feel restrictive, limited, or depriving. Or it...

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Ep64: Talking about Gender and Inclusivity with Lori Johansson

While endometriosis primarily affects people assigned female at birth (AFAB), not everyone who has endometriosis and is AFAB identifies as a woman. We speak with Lori Johansson about gender, gender identity, and ways to be more inclusive in our endometriosis advocacy. Lori is a nonbinary endo advocate with both endo and adeno, and as part...

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Ep63: Endometriosis and Relationships

We talk about how we can have strong relationships, in general and especially as people living with chronic illness. We discuss some keys to relationship success (especially romantic relationships) and what Amy learned from her divorce. We also talk about how we are ALL worthy of love, which is something we want everyone to take...

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